NVC in Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight

The NVC Method

1. Self — Empathy

2. Receiving Empathetically

3. Expressing Honestly

a) Express an observation. (specific to time and content) Don’t generalise.

b) Explain how you are feeling in relation to what you observe.

c) Explain what you need or value (rather than a preference) that causes your feelings.

d) Request the concrete actions I would like taken.

Jesse and Celine’s dilemma

The Spiritual Component

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