EXERCISES & WORKSHEETS Introductory Packet A basic handout packet that I use in many of my workshops that covers the basics of Nonviolent Communication. How and Why to Recap An overview and a step-by-step guide to recapping. The 4-Part NVC Process A practice in EXPRESSING with authenticity and RECEIVING with empathy. Feelings and Needs – … Continue reading Learning Resources
RESEARCH Report: Collaborative Communication in Organizations The following research was conducted jointly by Merck, Inc. and the Center for Collaborative Communication under the direction of Dian Killian, Ph.D., CCC’s former Executive Director. In this two-part study, significant results were found as a result of workplace communication training, including greater efficiency, effectiveness, motivation, and teamwork. ARTICLES … Continue reading Resources
Somatic Based Empathy for Self-Healing and Growth Would you like to listen more closely to your body, work more easily through blocks and triggers, and gain deeper self-connection, wisdom and insight? Somatic-Based Empathy, a practice developed by Dian Killian, PhD, blends coaching and NVC-based, deep self-empathy practices to listen closely to what our bodies are … Continue reading (Hamburg, Germany) The Intelligence of the Body: A Two Day Training in Somatic-Based-Empathy [February 19-20, 2022]
One way to transform our society so that everyone’s needs matter is to focus on transforming organizational and business cultures using Nonviolent Communication.
Learn how to bridge the gap when differences exist between ourselves and others, and to create the honest and trust-based relationships that we all want. You’ll learn how to free yourself from the duality of submission and rebellion (going to the extremes of being passive or aggressive) and find the way to true collaboration and mutuality.
These are scary and uncertain times. What will emerge? We don’t know yet. We are in the midst of a pandemic, waiting for an effective treatment and vaccine (or herd immunity). In the United States, the unemployment rate is more than 20% and is approaching the height of the Great Depression. More than 100,000 people … Continue reading Listening as a Radical Response to Scary Times
While petitioning in New York City to protect the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, I encountered many responses from people (ranging from very positive to very negative) and worked on my own reactions to remain out of judgment.
A series of video meetings in several languages for people to come together in the space of community to grieve, in the spirit of love and gratitude for the gifts we have received from this ailing planet.
Reference for participants of the Fall 2019 live online course, “Four Steps to Effective Feedback”
Lately, I have been fascinated with what I like to call the “positivity” of NVC. The more I think about this aspect, the more I see it as core to what I consider NVC’s “magic.” This “positivity” is what makes NVC powerful and transformative.