Library Resources with Kashtan

What do we actually mean by “use of force” and what counts as such? Here's a template that will be unpacked in this article: "Use of force is consistent with nonviolence to the extent that we use the least amount of force possible, with the most love possible, aiming at (re)creating conditions for dialogue; that we make the choice using as much nonreactive discernment as possible, with as much support for the choice as possible, and while mourning not seeing another way to respond to a situation in which vital needs are at stake except to use force". Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 37 - 56 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 28
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Here's a brief anecdote showing how one woman was able transform a situation, where a man was about to assault or rape her. She responded in a creative way that lead them both to see each others' humanity -- navigating them both to safety. As part of her ingenuity he ended up spending the night in her house, in another room.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
  • Production Date 12/2016
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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True inner freedom arises from self-connection. Without self-connection, we're mostly acting from habits, and those habits do not necessarily attend to our own needs. Here's a practice you can explore in your daily life to deepen your relationship with yourself, and experience true choice and inner freedom.

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Within the pandemic, limitations of our market economies are more visible. Extreme need is exposed when the economy is collapsing and so many people are without jobs. We can now see how it’s possible to direct resources where they are most needed, solely out of care and interconnection. This is a call to explore a more viable way of living, that centers relationship over transaction.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 22 - 31 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 14
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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In order to bring in more nonviolence into the world, we need to take our own needs seriously and recognize that no amount of seeing someone’s innocence would mean putting up with more of their harmful behavior. We need to disentangle compassion towards another from the willingness to tolerate more harmful actions. At times this means finding enough self-love, support, or clarity, to take decisive action. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2012
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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  • Learn how to transform NVC into a tool for systemic awareness and healing
  • Examine the influence of difference, and uncover pathways that strengthen its capacity
  • Learn to receive and offer feedback on impact in situations fraught with power differences
  • Explore specific ways in which NVC systemically supports the full flowering of humanity
  • Delve into the dynamics of cultural differences, and discover how NVC can systemically contribute to a liberation perspective

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Start Date 12/15/20 - 12/17/20
  • Amount $138
  • Downloads All registrants receive access to course recordings
  • Duration 4.5 hours (1.5 hours per session)
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When something happens that we don't like no amount of resentment nor magical thinking will make it disappear. Instead, we can mourn to dissolve our own resistance, resentment, and numbness of resignation. Mourning can allow us to feel pain with acceptance, and without needing to be okay with what happened. Acceptance can bring us to a place where even all the anguish in the world is fully, part of life.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When someone expresses upset about our actions, and we focus on our intention being seen and understood (e.g. "I didn’t mean to hurt you”) it doesn't support the speaker in being heard more deeply with care. Here we'll explore this dynamic in a way that supports more clarity and the possibility of greater personal liberation. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
  • Production Date 08/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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We can't alone (nor with lone communities) transform the hidden structures of violence and domination. Dialogue alone isn't disruptive enough. We can easily be in dialogue with Trump supporters while the planet burns up, millions are still hungry, and we go extinct. NVC seriously risks reinforcing vast inequities and abuses if we're not radically engaging systemic constraints, and impacts of our choices that go beyond our immediate circle. Read on for ways to leverage NVC practices to expand true social change.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 18 - 27 minutes
  • Production Date 02/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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This pandemic is an immense opportunity, and a dire catastrophe in the making. It’s a crisis within many planetary crises — during which, our habits as individuals, and as a collective, are challenged because they don’t sustain us. Now we are pushed to respond freshly and join forces in ways that seemed impossible before.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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