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Everyone is welcome to the NVC Community; By Jim Manske

For the last several years, the Center for Nonviolent Communication has been building a new organization and visioning the global NVC Community. I enjoyed working with a team of that included four other certified trainers; Eva Rambala, Mary Mackenzie, Gyano Shaw, Marianne Sikor. One of our tasks was to write a proposed purpose and mission for [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Compassionate Communication, Needs Awareness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Everyone is welcome to the NVC Community; By Jim Manske

Why Do We Have Feelings; By Jim Manske

Imagine it was your job to operate a complex piece of machinery, for example being the pilot of an aircraft. As the pilot, you have clarity on your role, and you have been well trained to perform it. And then, imagine you volunteer to fly a new kind of an airplane as a test pilot. [...]

By | November 9th, 2018|Compassionate Communication, Conflict resolution, Conflict Resolution Skills, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Do We Have Feelings; By Jim Manske

Being Present with Feelings; by Jim Manske

  I remember the first time I saw a kaleidoscope. I felt awed by the ever-changing, unique patterns that materialized and disappeared as I manipulated it. I felt entranced by the beauty and complexity, joyfully astonished at the seemingly infinite variety of temporary pattern and color. I still feel excited when I see kaleidoscopes! When [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Classes, Compassionate Communication, Conflict resolution, Conflict Resolution Skills, Conflict Resolution Tools, Empathy Development, Social and Emotional Learning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Being Present with Feelings; by Jim Manske

Please” or “Thank You” by Jim Manske

Marshall Rosenberg taught me that all communication boils down to us saying either “please” or “thank you”. Seems like most of what “we” post on Facebook or other social media is more the “Thank you” side rather than the “please” side. We celebrate life events, travel experiences, friendships, encounters, workshops, insights, etc. Exceptions seem to be around [...]

By | August 8th, 2018|Empathy Development, NVC, Self-Empathy, Social and Emotional Learning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Please” or “Thank You” by Jim Manske

“The Zero Step:  What we do before we open our mouths influences what happens next!  Jim Manske Certified Trainer for The Center for Nonviolent Communication

“The Zero Step:  What we do before we open our mouths influences what happens next!   “Know what you want before you open your mouth.”  -Marshall Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication The Story of the Zero Step  Shortly after meeting Marshall Rosenberg in November of 2000, Jori and I started attending the Community NVC Practice [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|NVC, NVC NextGen, Parenting Classes, Peer Mediation, Self-Empathy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “The Zero Step:  What we do before we open our mouths influences what happens next!  Jim Manske Certified Trainer for The Center for Nonviolent Communication

The Potential of Mourning Integrity by Aubree Moon

Week four of my internship with NVC NextGen is coming to a close, and there are many wonderful moments of learning to reflect on. After attending the last two NVC practice groups, I had experiences of the lessons integrating into my daily life. Last week, Jim and Jori taught about ‘have to’, as in things [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Conflict Resolution Tools, Empathy Development, Maui NVC, Needs Awareness, Nonviolent Communication, NVC, NVC NextGen, Social and Emotional Learning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Potential of Mourning Integrity by Aubree Moon

Why did the chicken cross the road? by Jim Manske

My guess is before you even finished reading that sentence, you already knew the answer.  That ancient childhood joke has become part of how we experience the world at an intuitive level. Remarkably, for me, the joke contains an important insight into Nonviolent Communication (NVC). As humans, we intuitively know that every behavior is motivated [...]