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 has authored:

“The Pain, The Anger, and the Hope: Women Peace Workers in Israel”, Magazine of Creation Spirituality, March 1992

“Nonviolent Communication: Transforming Conflict and Enhancing Connection in Communities”, Communities Magazine, September 1999

“No Enemies, No Demands”, Tikkun Magazine, September-October 2002

“Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution”, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, September 2002

“The Gift of Self: The Art of Transparent Facilitation”, in Sandor Schuman, ed., The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation, Jossey-Bass, 2005

“Beacon for Peace in the Promised Land: Transforming Palestinian-Israeli Relationships with Nonviolent Communication,” with Hagit Lifshitz and Arnina Kashtan, in Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding Between Israelis And Palestinians, edited by Judy Kuriansky, Westport, CT & London: Praeger, 2007.

"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 

”Miki's workshop was exceptional in giving an overview of the work, while calmly meeting the emotional challenges everyone brought to the table.” —Class Participant

Embodying and Using NVC with Clients
with CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan

(This telecourse is Session 2 of Open-Hearted Therapy: Bringing Nonviolent Communication to Psychotherapy Practice)

A Telephone Course (Telecourse) for psychotherapists, coaches, and counselors who want to bring the principles and skills of Nonviolent Communication to their practice.

Sunday, March 1, 2009 • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST (5:00 PM GMT) My Time Zone?

Fee: $30 USD: All registrants receive access to a recording of the session.

Do you want to create an authentic human encounter with your clients?

Would you like to establish a foundation of trust and shared power in your practice?

Despite a keen interest in bringing NVC to their practice, many therapists experience challenge and frustration when trying to apply the tools of NVC. The concepts appear simple, yet difficult to integrate. This telecourse focuses on key NVC skills and concepts that can support you in shifting your inner experience and your behavior in the therapy room to align with the values of authenticity, presence, and shared power. The course includes a didactic presentation, opportunities to practice, and attention to case studies (supervision).

In this class you’ll learn the following concepts, skills, and practices:

  • Cultivating presence and a focus on understanding rather than analyzing
  • Understanding behavior in present, need-based terms
  • Recognizing inner triggers and developing conscious choice about responding to them
  • Basic tips for when to empathize and when to express yourself

Session 2:  Embodying and Using NVC with Clients

Sunday, March 1, 2009 • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST (5:00 PM GMT) My Time Zone?

Fee: $30 USD: All registrants receive access to a recording of the session.

Register for Single Sessions

Prerequisite:  This class is open to everyone who wants to attend, but will not cover the basics of Nonviolent Communication.   Most suitable for people with at least a few months of ongoing NVC practice. To learn the basics in preparation for the class, you can take the NVC Academy Online Introduction, or read the first 8 chapters of Marshall B. Rosenberg's book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life or get the basics of Nonviolent Communication through the book Choose Your Words - Professional Version which is available as of the end of February 2009.

All Sessions: 1 through 12

Sunday, February 1, 2009 - Sunday, January 10, 2010
Sessions alternate between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM PST

You may register for all 12 sessions: $300 USD, save $60 USD. All registrants receive access to a recording of each session. You will also receive access to recordings of sessions which have already passed.

More Information About the Entire Course

Note: All sessions of this telecourse are on the 1st Sunday of the month, except the last session which is on the 2nd Sunday of January 2010. Sessions alternate between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

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