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Acting with Courage and Imagination

Video • 11 minutes • 6/19/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes
6/19/2022

In this snippet, Victor discusses acting with courage and imagination, and explores the dilemma of not acting because we fear we've not come up with the perfect intervention. Do we do more harm by waiting for the perfect inspiration instead of acting?


10 Ways To Identify Your Needs

Practice Exercise • 3 -5 minutes • 05/05/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 -5 minutes
05/05/2022

To learn to identify and speak from your needs requires specific tasks and practices. Here's a list of 10 learning tasks and practices for you to choose from. Some of these ideas include using needs cards and lists, working backwards from strategies and ideal scenarios, reflecting on past experiences and relationships, and asking for/offering/exchanging empathy.


Responding to the Call of Our Times - Mentoring, Teaching and Coaching with Miki Kashtan

Audio • 1 hour, 11 minutes • 02/17/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 11 minutes
02/17/2017

Listen as Miki works with participants. Topics: how small requests serve interdependence; NVC process vs purpose; how to respond when empathy is used to create distance; coping with verbal aggression, and more!


NVC as a Strategy

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 08/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
08/02/2005

Trainer Tip: Mary explains how Nonviolent Communication, a process that distinguishes needs from strategies is also itself, a strategy.


A List of Feelings We All Have (Emotions and Sensations)

Learning Tool • N/A • 2019
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
2019

The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.


What’s Important to You?

Practice Exercise • 2 pages • Circa 2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 pages
Circa 2009

This exercise is most often the first activity in a beginning level workshop after the usual logistics/history/check-in. Penny Wassman experiences it as an opportunity for people to build connection with one another.


Needs, the Third Component of Compassionate Communication

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/19/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/19/2005

Trainer Tip: In Compassionate Communication, we consider needs to be universal. That means that while we all have the same needs, such as for love, support, shelter, food, joy, caring, etc., we choose different ways to meet our needs.


Embracing Your Emotions: Honoring the Wisdom of BIG Emotions (3 Session Course)

Audio • 3 - 4 hours • 06/13/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
3 - 4 hours
06/13/2011

Listen to this short 3 session telecourse recording with CNVC Certified Trainer Christine King, and you will learn how to honor the wisdom that your anger, fear, shame and other BIG emotions have for you.


The Blame-Free State (5 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 8 hours • 10/23/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours
10/23/2014

Blame can become a terrible habit – one that’s extremely costly both personally, socially and culturally. When you play The Blame Game there are usually only losers. Nobody wins, not really. Learn how to move out of blame into peace – whether it involves others, yourself or situations.

 


Time And Money: Reflection Questions and Exercise

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 12/22/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
12/22/2021

Use these reflection questions and exercise to practice moving from a place of scarcity to empowerment and conscious choice regarding money and time. The exercise will ask you to identify your thoughts, feelings, and needs. And it will ask you to identify both what to mourn and what next actions you want to take. It includes a feelings and needs sheet.


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