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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

3 Levels of Observation

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

There is more to the NVC skill of Observation than the external level of what a video camera sees or hears. In this video, Roxy Manning demonstrates that to fully understand what is happening, we need to know all three layers of observation: External, Internal, and Systemic. 


A List of Needs We All Have

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 30 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
30 minutes

In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.


4-step Gratitude Process for the Holiday Season

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

Want ideas on how to more easily build resilience and navigate life's challenges? Listen in as Jim and Jori review their 4-Step Gratitude Practice and their 60 Challenge Practice, too!


Jackal vs. Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
2 minutes

When asked to talk about Self-Empathy to a professional group with no NVC background, Mary devised a quick and easy new practice: Jackal vs Needs. It takes the basics of NVC and turns them into delightfully clear and straightforward questions! Excerpted from the 2017 NVC Telethon.


What is Leadership?

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 51 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
51 minutes

What specifically is leadership? And why do so many people step back from it? Listen in as Miki shares her experience and thoughts around changing the paradigm of leadership, as well as the role – and challenges – of using NVC when working for social change. Check it out.


Setting Intentions Instead of Resolutions

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

How have have you suffered by making resolutions, and not going as far with them as you wanted? Join Kristin in setting three intentions instead of resolutions: one for your body, one for a close relationship, and one for the larger world!


Acknowledging the Impact of Identity within Social Change Movements

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 56 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
56 minutes

Listen in as Roxy Manning and Mary Mackenzie introduce NVC… share information on the dynamics of identity in social change movements… and demonstrate through role playing how NVC grows connection.


Taking Responsibility for Sustaining Life on Earth

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

Listen in as Miki challenges participants to step beyond the comfort or discomfort of their lives, and encourages them to instead take responsibility for their part in sustaining life on this planet, and more.


Acting with Courage and Imagination

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

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?


Dealing with Loss: Speaking "No" in Fear of Backlash

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 9 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

How do you speak your “No” when you fear retribution or a backlash, and all you want is love and protection? Listen in as Kristin leads participants through a unique process designed to help you feel less afraid and enable you to more easily cope with feelings of overwhelm, grief, or even anger.


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