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How to Interrupt

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Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I feel a lot of fear or nervousness about approaching a neighbor who uses 'wastebasket talk.' Once she's engaged, there are only two techniques that interrupt the flow: leaving or interrupting."


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.


10 Steps to Peace

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Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
1/2014

Gary Baran offers 10 things we can do to contribute to internal, interpersonal, and organizational peace...


Self Connection in the Turbulent Times of COVID-19

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

Read on for a demonstration of self empathy -- all generated within the context of both the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changes to Bridget's life that have arisen as a result.


Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Important Conversations

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 11/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
11/2019

What's my intention? What needs am I trying to meet? What do I want the other person to know or understand? How can I say it in a way they are most likely to hear? These are four questions we can use in preparation for an important conversation. Read on for more on this, plus four accompanying practices.


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.

The Three Most Common Pitfalls in Nonviolent Communication

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 06/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
06/2017

We're more likely to sacrifice trust, connection, and relationship quality when (1.) We use NVC to focus on being seen, understood, heard, or meeting our own needs in a way that eclipses our view and understanding of others needs; (2.) We don't clearly examine our intentions; and (3.) We use the NVC form so rigidly that it becomes difficult for others to connect with us authentically.


Five Tips For Reading The News Without Losing It

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 09/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
09/2019

Is it dangerous for large numbers of people to be absorbing disturbing news alone? Given the intensity of our times, making choices based on conscious awareness and discernment in relation to current events is essential for our ability to stay engaged, and to also wisely meet our collective challenges with agency and power. Here are five tips for how to help stay sane in relation to the news cycle.


How to Balance Differentiation and Bonding

Article • 5 -7 minutes • 10/29/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 -7 minutes
10/29/2021

When a relationship has both differentiation and bonding you can express differences and unmet needs, and responsibly do your own thing without it being a threat to the bond with another. You honor each others choices. There's trust rather than a sense of resentful obligation. Needs-based negotiation is easier. See if you tend to emphasize only differentiation or bonding in your relationships. Imagine how to support the opposite.


NVC Conversations About Privilege and Power-Over

Article • 9 - 14 minutes • 2/2018
All Skill Levels
Article
9 - 14 minutes
2/2018

Some people in the NVC community consider the words "privilege" and "power" triggering and/or evaluative. From this perspective, how can the concepts of "privilege" and "power" be considered part of the NVC teaching?  This writing piece examines the power and privilege debate.  It also discusses what the author sees as Marshall Rosenberg and Gandhi's stance on the subject...


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