NVC resources that include teachings about spirituality
Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan

CNVC Certified Trainer, author and co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and the North America NVC Leadership Program, from Oakland, California, USA

Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration. Miki aims to support visionary leadership and shape a livable future using collaborative tools based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication. She shares these tools through meeting facilitation, mediation, consulting, coaching, and training for organizations and committed individuals. Her latest book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to Create a Nonviolent Future (2015) explores the practices and systems needed for a collaborative society. She is also the author of Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives, and The Little Book of Courageous Living. Miki blogs at The Fearless Heart and her articles have appeared in the New York Times ("Want Teamwork? Encourage Free Speech"), Tikkun, Waging Nonviolence, Shareable, Peace and Conflict, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.

“Miki, I really admire the way you are able to be so present in the moment and are able to respond so well to what you see and sense. Just watching you in action makes this course worthwhile to me." 
               —S.G., Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

”Miki's workshop was exceptional in giving an overview of the work, while calmly meeting the emotional challenges everyone brought to the table.”
              —Class participant

Website: BayNVC

Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

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

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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Responding to the Call of Our Times

Listen in as Miki challenges participants to step beyond the comfort or discomfort of their lives, and encourages them to instead take responsibility for their part in sustaining life on this planet, and more.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Holding the Group's Needs

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: A Leadership Coaching Program (2018)

Whether you’re an “official” leader or not, you can be part of making life work for everyone, because leadership isn’t always about the position you hold. If you’re a homemaker, CEO, spiritual leader, board member, parent, manager, volunteer, etc. – YOU are in a position of leadership. And whatever your challenges may be, this program will give you the opportunity to approach life from the driver’s seat, able to respond to what life presents with heartfelt care for all.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Empathy vs. Sympathy

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan clarifies the distinction between empathy and sympathy.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Developing Empathic Presence

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan guides a participant to find his inner empathic presence.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Finding Our Authentic Expression

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan offers 3 steps we can take to access and express our deepest authentic expression.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Accepting What Is

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains how naturalizing NVC language involves self care and begins with accepting what is true in the moment.
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Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Can NVC Be Taught Without Using OFNR?

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains has developed a apth to teaching NVC without relying on OFNR: Principle-based Teaching.
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