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NVC Learning Tools

NVC Learning Tools are references to guide your Nonviolent Communication learning adventure. These resources provide a quick way to locate foundational information and get quick tips.

Feelings and Needs Lists

Two indispensible references are the Feelings and Needs Lists. Download these and keep them handy.

Nonviolent Communication Learning Tools

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Self Assessment Matrix

Jim & Jori Manske
This self-assessment matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.

The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process

CNVC
There are four components to the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. The 4-Part NVC Process can guide you to express how you are, or they can be used to empathically receive how another is.
NVC Academy

NVC Academy

The NVC Academy was established in 2006 by Mary Mackenzie and Mark Schultz. Its mission is to ensure the accessibility of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training to individuals worldwide, regardless of the availability of trainers in their immediate geographic region and financial situation.

Our primary purpose is to serve the global NVC community and to provide an online platform for learning Nonviolent Communication. By offering a wide range of high-quality NVC e-learning courses, programs and resources we aim to meet the following goals:

  • Significantly alleviate the financial and geographic barriers to learning the vital skills of Nonviolent Communication
  • Support the sustainability of CNVC Certified Trainers worldwide by providing a mechanism for ongoing, NVC training-based revenue
  • Centralize access to the work of a worldwide network of CNVC Certified Trainers
  • Support non-certified NVC trainers and/or CNVC Certified Trainer Candidates in strengthening their ability to teach NVC by providing inexpensive, ongoing train-the-trainer opportunities with the top-rated CNVC Certified Trainers in the world
  • Continually expand the global NVC community to new populations
  • Build direct, personalized connections between trainers and practitioners in a safe learning environment
  • Provide a model for sustainable NVC organizations

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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.

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.

This chart is intended as an aid to translating words that are often confused with feelings. These words imply that someone is doing something to you and generally connote wrongness or blame. To use this list, when somebody says “I’m feeling rejected,” you might translate this as: “Are you feeling scared because you have a need for inclusion?”

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.

Start here to discover how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) will enrich and deepen all your relationships. You'll love this practical and enlightening approach to empathic listening and effective self-expression. Learn on your schedule with self-paced learning modules in this 30-day program. Our 30-day NVC introductory course is conveniently available within the Library to all NVC Library subscribers.