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Trainers are invited to write lessons, tips, and experiences with NVC.

Dissolving Barriers to Love

Submitted by Sally Marie, Jan, 2021
By LaShelle Lowe-Charde
From Connection Gem

The ability to receive love often can be taken for granted, but if the title of this Connection Gem caught your attention, you know that it's not necessarily simple. Receiving love can be especially fraught with confusion and reactivity. Even the word “love” can trigger a variety of associations that aren’t necessarily life-serving. You might imagine that true love can never be found or is a magical experience that only the lucky few get to experience.

Understanding and Transforming Anger

Submitted by Sally Marie, Jan, 2021
By LaShelle Lowe-Charde
From Connection Gem

When I was about ten years old, I was having increasingly frequent storms of rage. On one such occasion, my father had a rare moment of lucidity and told me the story of how anger had ruined his life. This was far from a perfect transmission of wisdom, he couldn't name the life serving purpose of anger and I was a bit young for the horrifying details he shared. However, I could see how anger was starting to affect my own life and in that moment I made a vow to be free from the damaging effects of anger.

Submitted by Gary Baran, Jan, 2021

Hello, NVC enthusiast in Oregon and SW Washington,

The ORNCC Board would like your input to increase ORNCC value to our community in 2021.

We invite you to contribute ideas to help ORNCC fulfill its mission to share NVC in our region. We will be hosting 2 Brainstorming Sessions, via Zoom, in January and would love to have your input:

Session 1 - Saturday, January 23rd; 10 to 11:30 am

Session 2 - Tuesday, January 26; 7 to 8:30 pm

In 2020 ORNCC granted 7 scholarships to support trainers with Zoom subscriptions. In 2021 we...


How Nonviolent Communication Skills Help at Work

Submitted by Sally Marie, Dec, 2020
By Cleona Lira
From Medium

Hello, everyone! I am Cleona Lira, founder of Conscious Money — gain inner freedom & clarity with money and life.

Today I want to share one of the most precious teachings in my life — Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and how it helps me at work. Hopefully, this video will inspire you to learn more and gain some tools that you can apply to increase connection & empathy with clients as well as increase your productivity whilst making life more wonderful overall.

Nonviolent Communication and Climate Change

Submitted by Sally Marie, Dec, 2020
By Puddle Dancer Press
From Puddle Dancer Press

“Our survival as a species depends on our ability to recognize that our well-being and the well-being of others are in fact one and the same.”

Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.

To be clear, we at PuddleDancer Press believe climate scientists when they say we must reverse the course of human-generated climate change or face devastating consequences as individuals, families, communities, and as a civilization.

Three Layers of Response to Horror

Submitted by Sally Marie, Dec, 2020
By LaShelle Lowe-Charde
From Connection Gem

Our world is filled with awe-inspiring beauty, sacredness, and love. And throughout its history there have been—and continue to be—experiences of shocking horror. Horror could be defined as a reaction to that which turns away from or rejects the preciousness and sacredness of life. Here in the United States, many have witnessed with horror the words and actions of certain government officials over the past four years. All around the globe we can identify horrors sparked by the smallest of moments and the most massive of systems. And we are called to respond. How do you respond?

Parenting without Obedience

Submitted by Sally Marie, Nov, 2020
By Miki & Arnina Kashtan
From The Fearless Heart

When parents and adults shift specifically changing the structure of parent- from obedience, shaming, and right/wrong thinking, to freedom, love, willingness, and caring dia- logue, children can and do find and cultivate their organic and genuine desire to care for the well-being of others, both adults and children, alongside their own.

Facing the Holidays in a Pandemic

Submitted by Sally Marie, Nov, 2020
By LaShelle Lowe-Charde
From Connection Gem

Holidays typically present a number of challenging decisions. During the pandemic, some of those decisions might be simplified for you, while some become more complex. The pandemic might help you simplify the question of whether or not you will travel to visit family, or who to include in a gathering. At the same time, it may ask you to become more creative in designing the experience you hope for during the holidays.

Submitted by Bob Wentworth, Sep, 2020

Marshall Rosenberg wrote, "In our development toward a state of emotional liberation, most of us experience three stages in the way we relate to others." He labeled these three stages as (1) "emotional slavery," (2) "the obnoxious stage," and (3) "emotional liberation" (Nonviolent Communication, Chapter 5).

In recent years, I have become increasingly concerned that we, as an NVC trainer community, have often been ineffective in supporting people to transition between the latter two stages. I interpret a significant...

Submitted by Bob Wentworth, Aug, 2020

I’d like to share something that might help illuminate one aspect of some differences in views that I’ve been sensing in the NVC network. I have hope that this might also contribute to people’s journeys of learning and practicing NVC. This topic is important to me because I see growing our skills around engaging with Interdependence as what offers hope for a more peaceful world.

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I have an idea that there are several orientations to relating to self and others which are relevant as people learn NVC and deepen their practice:

  1. Enmeshment - In...


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