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Workplace Series: Turning a Mandatory Meeting Into a Collaboration

Audio • 8 minutes • 10/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
10/2008

Miki works with a course participant to transform begrudging attendance at a mandatory meeting into the possibility for collaboration, more connection where little is expected and focus on clarity of purpose for meeting in the first place.


Shifting the Way We Do Things

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/2012
Introductory Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
7/2012

The way we talk to one another, and think about or react to our lives, may seem "normal" but eventually, this may reach a point where we realize something isn't working, and we make adjustments. But often the suffering continues if we aren't addressing root causes. In studying NVC we can become more aware of what we are doing and its effects -- plus imagine and implement alternatives that lead to greater fulfillment for self and others.


What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Thousand Ways to Say, “I Love You”

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 12/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
12/2018

The impulse to say "I love you" is an opportunity to check-in both with our level of presence (eg. are we saying it by rote?) and also with what we really mean in that moment (eg. what are the needs and real purpose deep beneath the word "love"?).  This can invite us to explore a deeper, more heartfelt way of communicating and being...


Every Angry Message is a "Please"

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
10/2005

Trainer Tip: Anger can be an opportunity to hear the "Please" behind the words and create a path to resolve conflicts compassionately.


How Does Change Take Place?

Audio • 5 minutes • 03/13/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes
03/13/2011

How does change take place?  In this brief segment, Miki explores the three key ingredients that make change possible for individuals as well as for societal change.


NVC Life Hacks 3: How to Listen

Video • 4 minutes • 03/28/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes
03/28/2018

In the third in a series on applying NVC to daily life, Shantigarbha follows directly on from Episode 2, showing us that listening isn't a passive activity, and offers five tips for how to improve our listening skills.


Increasing Presence Through Observations

Practice Exercise • 00:26 hours:minutes • 01/2010
Introductory Skill Level
Practice Exercise
00:26 hours:minutes
01/2010
John Kinyon leads participants through two Observation Exercises to strengthen their ability to be present.  Through the exercises, John distinguishes the difference between feelings, which are emotions felt inside the body, and observations which are witness to our experience.

Express Anger with Responsibility

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 9/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
9/2019

Anger can bring in judgment and blame. Instead, use anger and frustration to identify what’s important and express what matters to you in a collaborative way.


Nonviolent Communication Basics

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 07/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes
07/2017

Here are some very basic forms and distinctions of NVC. It covers the 4 D's, OFNR, some NVC distinctions, tips, quotes from Marshall Rosenberg, and "feelings and needs" lists, and more. As with any art, these rudiments necessarily must be learned, practiced, understood, embodied and then let go of so as not to become rote and block creativity.


Does Anyone Deserve Anything?

Article • 13 - 20 minutes • 05/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Article
13 - 20 minutes
05/2013

Our world trains us to think in terms of providing for everyone’s needs because they deserve it, earned it, or they possess the resources -- it's fair, socially just, supports equality or because people have rights. Instead, can we step outside this worldview to look at providing for everyone’s needs because those needs exist -- can we hold this basic reverence for life? Are we able to have a needs-based dialogue when such a reframe could alienate those who live in the worldview of earn/deserve?


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