Attending to Inner Conflict

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
When we have an inner conflict, how can we bring ourselves closer where we want to be? Miki explains about how we can deepen our self understanding in a way that can transform our own reactivity, urges, and false either/or views -- so that we can bring in more presence, choice, and options.
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Life, Interdependence, and the Pursuit of Meeting Needs

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
The more we can support an interdependent flow of resources and energy in society and the economy, the greater we can increase both natural abundance and the chances of averting extinction. Accumulation is a strategy born of mistrust. It’s an attempt to control the flow of life to guarantee that we will have enough for the future. Accumulation and exchange has blocked this interdependent flow. We can transform this blockage by uncoupling giving from receiving, and shedding excess as much as we can, so that energy and resources can travel further to those in need.
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Can We Un-Skew Resource Distribution?

Advanced Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
In learning how to re-invent the economic system so that it distributes resources in a way that includes as many people's needs as possible, we would need to be in a process of mutual influence with one another. However, addressing resource distribution can be complex when people in different social locations have 1.)a different sense of what's considered "enough" 2.) different capacities to find creative strategies that work within the given limitations, and 3.)different levels of self doubt, shame and capacity to put their concerns and needs on the table. Can we collectively create conditions that support people to stretch productively so that included in the outcome are the needs, perspectives, ideas, and concerns of people who are less powerful? What needs to be in place to support the way towards a better future?
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All in: Committing to a Life of Nonviolence (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  6 - 8 hours

How can we live life fully connected to the core values of nonviolence, no matter the circumstances, internal or external? Join Miki Kashtan as she shares the 17 core commitments that have served as a compass for herself and hundreds of others around the world as well.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing agreements, fits into different levels of engaging our interdependence.
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Responding to the Call of Our Times

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:48 hours:minutes
I love the insights, resources, and inspiration I get from this course. It gives you a glimpse into the support Miki offers around deepening the practice of nonviolence in thought, word, and action. —Lore Baur, NVCA Course Coordinator, CNVC Certified Trainer.
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Dialogue with Extended Family

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:14 hours:minutes
Many families are far more complex and varied than they used to be. In this recording, Miki works with participants, focusing on specific challenges they’re facing with family members. Listen In.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Holding the Group's Needs

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:02 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan shares a tip on holding a group's needs while empathizing with a single person in the group.
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Responding to the Call of Our Times: Guest Trainer Victor Lee Lewis

Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:39 hours:minutes
Victor shares a story about a bystander who takes action without formal authority, using it s an example of transformatiive leadership skills, acting with care, needs-based commitment to the well-being of "the whole," and making a positive difference.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Empathy vs. Sympathy

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:03 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan clarifies the distinction between empathy and sympathy.
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