My Intro to Nonviolent Communication 

Nonviolent Communication Feelings Words

This is the primary resource I recommend in my practice, for two reasons:

  1. You are better able to manage your emotions when you name them. While people often report feeling "weird" or "odd", that is neither true nor effective for the exercise. If you ar having a feeling, it is not weird, and weird is not specific. So we need to be more precise. ​

  2. The more precise we are in the naming of our emotions, the better we are at communicating them so others may understand.


Nonviolent Communication Needs Words

The thing I love about this list is not only its utility in nonviolent communication, but it is additionally a list of all of the needs you are entitled to as a human being on this Earth. So, if you ever question whether you are deserving of something, this list can be a resource for self-advocacy. On the other hand, you are not entitled to anything additional, so it can also serve as a resource to check yourself. 

Nonviolent Communication Worksheet

This is an opportunity to practice on complicated experiences from the past, or prepare for a difficult conversation in the future. 


CBT Self Monitoring Form (for Self-Awareness Practice)