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The Neuroscience of Privilege, Power and Status

Article • 15 - 23 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
15 - 23 minutes
03/2020

Understanding how our brains operate in relation to power, privilege and status is important if we wish to build a world that works for all. This article gives an overview of the brain tendencies we have in relationship to groups, and provides remedies to counteract the automatic labor-saving devices of our human brains (which often prevent us from seeing the fullness of others, and our own, humanity).


Owning Your Own Experience

Audio • 25 minutes • 07/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
25 minutes
07/2011

Listen to Jim and Jori Manske share how we are conditioned to disconnect from our own feelings and how we can unlearn this habit to experience more full and rich inner lives.


Repair: Responding To A Lack Of Empathy

Practice Exercise • 4 -6 minutes • 05/25/2022
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
4 -6 minutes
05/25/2022

When someone stimulates your pain, you may want them to express care and empathy for your experience. If they're unwilling, you may resent it. You may forget the power of many strategies to meet a need, and you lose your agency. This can lead to reactive habits in you -- such as pleading, demanding, or attacking. Here are reasons you may not be getting an apology or empathy, and what options you have in moving forward.


Considering the Needs of Other People

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 06/01/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
06/01/2005

Trainer Tip: Mary expands on one of the basic principles of Nonviolent Communication: valuing everyone’s needs equally.


Finding Worthiness and Belonging

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes
03/2020

Worthlessness and shame are linked to the idea of not belonging or being unworthy of belonging -- that is, a deep sense of belonging to life, to your sense of self, and to our earth. Compensatory strategies to win worthiness and belonging arise from here and effectively block the very thing it is pursuing. Transformation occurs when there is a critical mass of clarity about the harm of a particular way of thinking and behaving.


How Privilege / Lack of Privilege Affects People of Color, Fishbowl Discussion

Video • 1 hour, 30 minutes • 06/03/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 30 minutes
06/03/2017
Join Roxy Manning for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege affect people of color.

Past Stories, Present Feelings

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

Ask the Trainer: "I have noticed that sometimes when I am in a story-telling mood I am usually trying to prove that I am right and once I connect with a need the urge to give all the information goes away."


Sowing the Quilt of Connection

Audio • 1 hour, 3 minutes • 03/26/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 3 minutes
03/26/2016

Jim Manske offers practices to stay in dialogue without defensiveness, especially when it's difficult. Listen to Jim discuss the refining of our commitment to connection and how to respond to others' defensiveness too.


Dealing with Hecklers and People You Don’t Like When Facilitating

Video • 1 hour, 3 minutes • 06/02/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 3 minutes
06/02/2018

Listen to Mary tackle one of the greatest challenges of facilitating an NVC group: How do you deal with hecklers and people you don't like? Mary offers insightful tips and helpful guidance.


NVC Flow

Learning Tool • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes
1/2010

This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.


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