Do I Stay or Do I Go?

Video (Public) •  6 minutes
All Skill Levels
Video (Public)
6 minutes

Hear Miki work with a participant looking for environmental sustainability within an existing system. Miki offers guidance around creating bridges for applying NVC principles instead of techniques when engaging with groups or organizations.


Daily Awareness Practice for Self Compassion

Video (Public) •  10 minutes
All Skill Levels
Video (Public)
10 minutes

Want to get rid of old patterns or habits, like procrastination? Arnina suggests: 1) ask two specific questions when you are eager to change a habit; 2) make your brain your ally; and 3) be patient, change takes time.


The Powers No One Can Take Away From Us

Article •  16 - 24 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
16 - 24 minutes

We can choose our stories of interpretation, and how to respond. And while stories of self-sufficiency can (to a degree) give us more influence over our own lives, they don't erase oppression, war, nor climate change. When stories omit a lens that includes impacts of interdependence, oppression, and structural inequities, stories can also keep us disconnected and blocked from compassion for self and others -- and perpetuating an oppressive status quo. However, with this lens we can make greater compassion and collective liberation possible. Even as the outcome is unknown.


Can the Social Order Be Transformed through Personal Practice? The Case of Nonviolent Communication - Part 1 of 2

Article •  15 - 23 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
15 - 23 minutes

By focusing on NVC process and practice without factoring in the interdependent, systemic dimension we unwittingly diminish the power of NVC. We reinforce the dominant paradigm, rather than challenging it -- making NVC one more tool for compliance. NVC principles can turn against its own purpose in cruel ways. NVC could also empower social change. We'll need our attention on this matter if we are to contribute to transforming the oppression we face and our collective march towards extinction.


Moving from Fault to Cause: Looking for Systemic Solutions to White Supremacy

Article •  13 - 19 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
13 - 19 minutes

We can see throughout many examples in history that when we look for "who" is at fault, and thereby seek social change through shaming that person (or that group), it tends to lead to disastrous long term consequences. Even if it works in the short term. Instead, if we want to end cycles of violence we can seek to understand systemic causes and context of individuals' behaviour. And from there, look for solutions that stem from this understanding.


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?


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.


Internalized Oppression

Audio (Public) •  24 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
24 minutes

During this session, Miki defines internalized oppression and explores ways of coping with it. Curious to know how YOU may have unconsciously agreed to internalized oppression, and how the role you are playing in life might be supporting it? Listen in.


How I Changed My Relationship to Time

Article •  8 - 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
8 - 12 minutes

What would happen if you considered that time is a concept, and that it doesn't rule your life? What would it mean to make all choices based on needs and not on time? Do you obey the external rhythm of the clock over and above the internal rhythm of your life energy? This is an invitation into more responsibility, awareness, honesty, choice and freedom.


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.


 
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