For this practice assume that reactivity is arising any time you are distracted and not enjoying something. Practice throughout the day by focusing for a few moments on something specific that you find pleasing. Notice the sensation of joy or pleasure in your body, and hold attention there longer than usual. This interrupts tension and contraction. Keep remembering to do this. When you go too long without directing your attention in this way, the practice becomes less accessible.

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  • Date Written/Produced 3/2019
  • Duration Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
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When Anita's sister reveals that the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her out into a field towards a burning cross, Anita's commitment to nonviolence is challenged. Here, Miki highlights practices and lessons from her story of inner struggle -- including an insight about how, even in extreme polarization, our freedom and healing is wrapped up in others' freedom and healing.

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2017
  • Duration Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 12
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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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  • Date Written/Produced 10/2015
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 12
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When a participant's sister reveals the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her towards a burning cross, it challenges her commitment to nonviolence. Miki shares a practice that, even in extreme polarization, connects freedom and healing in us all. Listen.

Excerpted from Miki's course Responding to the Call of Our Times in 2017.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 11 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2017
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Listen in as Robert guides people through the process of transforming resistance. Daily practice of this transformational process develops your capacity to be with your inner experience and live free of the experience of the pain of life.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 01:22 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 5/2/2018
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  • Points 2
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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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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 01:39 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 06/09/2018
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  • Points 4
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CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan offers 3 steps we can take to access and express our deepest authentic expression.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:08 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 06/07/2011
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CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains how NVC's OFNR process is a tool to train our consciousness, rather than the "correct" way to speak.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:04 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 06/07/2011
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What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?

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  • Date Written/Produced 6/2017
  • Duration 33 pages
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 5
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In June, 1996, I had an epiphany. In a motel room in Indiana, the night before returning home from a solo camping trip in Michigan and Canada, I discovered how much I had lost in my life because of so fiercely protecting myself. Up until that day, bringing forth my vulnerable self was to be avoided at all costs, which kept me numb much of the time, disconnected from myself and from much of life. Alone in my room, I cried, I talked out loud, and I finally exclaimed to myself that I wanted to reclaim every last bit of my vulnerability, just like I had it as a child.

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  • Date Written/Produced 02/03/2012
  • Duration 3 pages
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  • Points 3
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