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Daily Self-Empathy Practice

Audio • 11 minutes • 11/2/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
11 minutes
11/2/2016

Want to expand your needs vocabulary, and build your capacity to identify needs — even when you’ve been triggered? Check out Mary’s powerful teaching on Self-Empathy.


Bringing a Dead Conversation Back to Life

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

Trainer Tip: Make a boring or "dead" conversation more interesting, meaningful and connecting. You can do this by connecting to the other person’s feelings, passions or desires. Read on for examples.


Can NVC Be Learned Without Learning Observation, Feeling, Need and Request?

Audio • 44 minutes • 03/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
44 minutes
03/2012

In this enlightening Trainer Conversation, three veteran CNVC Certified Trainers discuss whether NVC can be learned without first learning Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests (OFNR). The conversation naturally meanders as the trainers grapple with the question, eventually covering a wide-range of topics including the spirituality and true essence of NVC.


Zero Step

Video • 54 minutes • 11/12/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Video
54 minutes
11/12/2016

Jim and Jori’s Zero Step helps you focus your attention on your intention to connect, and then affirms your intention to live in the present. Listen in as they demonstrate the process — and learn about the benefits of using and cultivating it!


How To Create Supportive Conditions For Sharing Vulnerably

Practice Exercise • 5 - 7 minutes • 02/11/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
5 - 7 minutes
02/11/2022

Sharing more vulnerably provides opportunities for fulfilling connection. As social beings we rely on feedback to see our effect on others. We can get that feedback through body language, facial cues and words. To expand your capacity to share more vulnerably you can create supportive conditions and timing. You can ask for feedback by making in-the-moment requests of others and yourself before and after you share.


Empathy: An In-depth Study

Audio • 23 minutes • 02/2008
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
23 minutes
02/2008

In this audio recording, Sylvia Haskvitz, veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, offers an in-depth discussion of the Nonviolent Communication process of empathy.


Self-Connection Meditation

Video • 8 minutes • 01/18/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
01/18/2019

CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei leads you through an 8 minute meditation designed to develop a more integrated body and feelings/needs awareness.


I Want To Connect More Than I Want To Be Right

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/22/2021
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
12/22/2021

Trainer Tip: We have a better chance of getting our needs met if we prioritize connecting with one another's needs more than being right. This way we can reduce the chances of conflict arising. We also increase the possibility we can find ways everyone’s needs can be met.


Letting Go of Resentments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/13/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/13/2022

Trainer Tip: When we feel resentment toward others, we are harming our own emotional health. Surprisingly, when we own up to our part of an uncomfortable situation, we can release the pain and resentment. Such honesty can provide healing. Read on for a related anecdote of how this can play out.


Houses of Healing: Kathleen Macferran at TEDx

Video • 15 minutes • 04/08/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes
04/08/2014

Are we really safer when we put those who harm others behind bars and forget about them? Explore turning our prisons into houses of healing and creating connections that lead to greater safety for our communities.


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