NVC for Social Change: Navigating Systemic Issues with Compassion (2020)

Video Conference •  16 hours (2 hours per session)

Video Conference
16 hours (2 hours per session)
  • Explore the relationship between personal healing and social change
  • Gain a fuller understanding of power and privilege
  • Clarify the difference between equity and equality
  • Learn how to navigate social issues with deeper love and compassion
  • Create effective, equitable processes in your community

Embracing the Body: A Six Week Program on Somatic-Self-Empathy for Greater Empowerment, Insight, Freedom, and Choice

Video Conference •  12 Hours (2 hours per session)

Video Conference
12 Hours (2 hours per session)
  • Learn your body’s “language” and how to listen deeply to it
  • Expand your NVC toolbox with emergency self-empathy tips
  • Explore drawing on your senses to get past what is blocking you
  • Discover and practice that “missing step” in the NVC process

Authentic Dialogues Across Race & Ethnicity

Video Conference •  14 hours (2 hours per session)

Video Conference
14 hours (2 hours per session)
  • Speak honestly and authentically
  • Share your experiences and really be heard
  • Effectively manage self-doubt and overwhelm to stay present
  • Start creating a more equitable world

Five Tips For Reading The News Without Losing It

Article •  5 - 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes

Is it dangerous for large numbers of people to be absorbing disturbing news alone? Given the intensity of our times, making choices based on conscious awareness and discernment in relation to current events is essential for our ability to stay engaged, and to also wisely meet our collective challenges with agency and power. Here are five tips for how to help stay sane in relation to the news cycle.


Money, Needs, and Resources

Article •  9 - 13 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 - 13 minutes

Unless we change our collective ways on the planet, we will one day exceed the earth’s carrying capacity. We can only address the planet's very real limits of physical resources at the level of social organization. To operate empathically is to adjust our collective social order and patterns so that resources are more widely available and everyone's needs are met no matter what their output, income, power, circumstances, etc. Can we envision a future where the system is infused with this level of empathy, before it's too late?


What About Psychopaths?

Article •  4 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Sometimes we want to avoid placing our love and trust in someone, to protect our hearts and our life energies. And so there are deeper questions that we can use to check whether we're in relationship with someone who doesn't have capacity to be in relationship with us (eg. “Do I have a sense of mattering in this relationship?”). Read on for more questions we use to assess our empathy and efforts in relationships.


Holding Dilemmas Together in the Workplace

Article •  11 - 16 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
11 - 16 minutes

When we are transparent about our concerns, brainstorm solutions together, and look towards making a decision with the other person, we can increase understanding, partnership, and mutual support. This invites people to work on the same issue from the same direction, collaboratively seek solutions, and tap a deeper wisdom. In the end, the future survival of our species depends on this kind of active interdependence.


Starting the Future Today

Article •  6 - 9 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes

We can dream and wait for the day to do things differently, or we can continually take steps towards the future of our dreams as though it were here now. The future will not be significantly different from the present if we all act as if change is not possible or only possible after it's already happened. Instead, we can immediately consider everything we do as the possible seed of change beyond our wildest dreams and vision.


Does Anyone Deserve Anything?

Article •  13 - 20 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
13 - 20 minutes

Our world trains us to think in terms of providing for everyone’s needs because they deserve it, earned it, or they possess the resources -- it's fair, socially just, supports equality or because people have rights. Instead, can we step outside this worldview to look at providing for everyone’s needs because those needs exist -- can we hold this basic reverence for life? Are we able to have a needs-based dialogue when such a reframe could alienate those who live in the worldview of earn/deserve?


Embracing Leadership within Yourself (4 Session Course)

Audio •  4 - 6 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
4 - 6 hours

Join Miki as she covers a lot of territory, defining leadership, helping us lead when we're not in the leadership chair, showing us how to have power in every moment and engage our fear instead of let it run us. Get some powerful leadership tools you can put to use today.

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


 
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