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Keep It Real, Warts and All

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

Our craving for love, acceptance, and approval can lead us to show only parts of ourselves and hide others. This lack of authenticity breeds disconnection and mistrust, leading to those very needs not being met. Once I accept myself, being authentic is easier. And then people in my life can love me for who I really am, warts and all.

Distinguishing Freedom from Submission / Rebellion

Trainer Tip • 10 - 15 minutes • 10/15/2020
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
10 - 15 minutes

In this book excerpt, Kathleen and Jared offer a path to reach deeper clarity, distinguishing between freedom and submission / rebellion.

Recovering from Reactivity

Audio • 30 minutes • 06/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
30 minutes

Join CNVC Certified Trainers Jim and Jori Manske for this session that will help you minimize your reactivity and live in greater choice.

What Is NVC? Approaches to NVC

Learning Tool • 2-3 minutes • 12/2/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
2-3 minutes

Here's a table outlining eight ideas people have regarding what NVC "is". It provides columns for the principle, related needs and strategies of the NVC approach. You can add to the table your own ideas for NVC approaches. Included are five sets of reflection questions to explore what speaks to you, what would expand your range of options, what brings up discomfort, and more.

Protective Use of Force with Children

Trainer Tip • 9 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
9 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: Can you help me connect with my needs behind the protective use of force I use with my children?

Using Integral Concepts to Improve Discernment

Video • 24 minutes • 05/2007
Advanced Skill Level
24 minutes

Wes Taylor, former CNVC Certified Trainer, uses Ken Wilber’s work to explain the developmental evolution of consciousness,. He then connects Wilber’s stage development concepts to the development of Nonviolent Communication.

Conflict Improv: Mom Won’t Stop Bugging Me

Video • 22 minutes • Circa 2008
Beginner Skill Level
22 minutes
Circa 2008

In this poignant video, Jean Morrison and Christine King enact a role play that is posed by a participant. Christine plays the mother who asks, "Are you dating anyone?"

What Makes NVC Hard?

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 10/20/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
3 - 5 minutes

Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains maybe less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship to others...

Exercises For Transforming Rebellion

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 1/17/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes

In these exercises, you'll transform your urge to rebel with punishment or reward. Punishing can include withholding love or other necessities, attacking verbally with insults or name calling (directly or with others), giving a "dirty look," or attacking physically. With these exercises you'll allow space for your urge. You'll also explore needs, benefits, consequences, and lternatives.

Understanding I’m Not Responsible for Another's Feelings

Trainer Tip • 2-3 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I understand that I'm not responsible for someone else's feelings, but my girlfriend doesn't. Do you have ideas for how I could get her to understand this concept?"

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