Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, and the NVC North America Leadership Program. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she leads workshops and intensive retreats in Nonviolent Communication and offers mediation, meeting facilitation, coaching, and training for organizations throughout the United States. She has been supporting the US Department of Peace campaign with monthly conference calls since 2005. From time to time she hosts a call-in show on the radio through KPFA, a listener-sponsored radio station in Berkeley, CA. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from University of California at Berkeley.

Miki is inspired by the contribution that NVC can make to social change movements and values sharing these skills with leaders and activists. She also particularly enjoys working with and coaching people interested in learning to teach NVC.

Miki is available to lead NVC trainings and can be reached at BayNVC.

"Miki, I really admire the way you are able to be so present in the moment and are able to respond so well to what you see and sense.  Just watching you in action makes this course worthwhile to me." 
— S.G., Litchfield, Connecticut, USA 


The Heart of the Matter: Connecting More Deeply to Your Feelings and Needs

A Recorded Telecourse with Miki Kashtan, CNVC Certified Trainer, Author and Co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication and the North America NVC Leadership Program, from Oakland, California, USA

Recorded during June - July, 2008
Running Time: 2 Hours, 21 Minutes (141 Minutes)

Fee: $12.00

Do you want to increase your capacity to identify and connect with feelings and needs?

Would you like to enhance your ability to translate judgments?

Many people experience tremendous hope for connection and a richer life when they encounter NVC, and often become discouraged after awhile as they attempt to integrate their excitement into usable skills. In particular, people often struggle with identifying and working with feelings and needs, and remain disconnected from need words even when able to identify them.

In this telecourse recording, you will learn tips for how to identify and connect with feelings and needs, both your own and others’. The focus of this session is on skill more so than the depth of NVC consciousness we want to bring to our practice.

In this recording you’ll learn skills and practices to:

  • Identify your basic feeling “flavor” and increase your fluency with feeling words

  • Recognize the needs hidden within hard-to-hear messages

  • Focus on naming the full specificity of the need you notice

  • Tune in to your body to sense when connection has been made

"Miki, I really admire the way you are able to be so present in the moment and are able to respond so well to what you see and sense.  Just watching you in action makes this course worthwhile to me."       — S.G., Litchfield, Connecticut, USA 

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