Change Ourselves, Change the World

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.”  
- Mahatma Gandhi

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The 4 Components of NVC
  • Observations
  • Feelings
  • Needs
  • Requests

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Course Materials for Compassionate (or Non-Violent) Communication. 

The intent and content of this course was developed, practiced and taught by Marshall Roseberg.  We offer this course free of charge as a part of our mission to bring healing to a troubled world.  We can each act within our own locus of control and take positive steps to help peace by becoming more compassionate human beings.

The video/audio clips shown during the course sessions cannot be shared publicly but we are making available supplemental links for additional exposure to the topic being covered.

The book on the topic can be purchased via Amazon or other book source.

NVC Video Course Session 1 (Basic Intro)  - Reading materials and exercises
                        Video: Brief introduction to NVC
                        Video: Non-Violent Communication - Part 1 (9 minutes)

NVC Video Course Session 2 (Self-Empathy)  - Reading materials and exercises
                       
Video:  NVC Self-Talk/ Self Empathy - NVC Part 2

NVC Video Course Session 3 (A Radically Different Kind of Honesty) - Reading materials and exercises - Supplemental video link

NVC Video Course Session 4 (Empathically Connecting to Others) - Reading materials and exercises - Supplemental video link

NVC Video Course Session 5  - Reading materials and exercises - Supplemental video link

NVC Video Course Session 6  - Reading materials and exercises - Supplemental video link

 

NVC in Action (example dialogs)

Taking responsibility for our own feelings - Sample conversation from chapter 5

 

Additional Resources:

NVC 4-Part Process - (from Nonviolentcommunication.com)  reference document in PDF format

Feelings Inventory (from CNVC.org) in MS Word format

Feelings Cards (Master) - print on card stock and cut to make useful prompt cards to help you become more "emotionally literate"

Needs Inventory (from CNVC.org) in MS Word format

Needs Cards (Master) - print on card stock and cut to make useful prompt cards to help you become more "needs literate"

Full Workshop AUDIO (from CNVC.org) 9 hours

NVC San Francisco Workshop (3 hrs total length) - can be viewed in chunks

Roger Sorrow on Self-Empathy

2 Minute Tips on Practicing Self Compassion (Video from Self-compassion expert Kristin Neff offers tips for making friends with yourself. For more about emotional wellbeing, visit takingcharge.csh.umn.edu.)

An online course in Compassion is offered through the
New York Center for Non-Violent Communication
beginning June 21st. 
http://www.nycnvc.org/  
Registration is on an ability to pay, sliding scale so that no one should be excluded because of cost. 
Several of us are signing up for this.  Join us! 

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