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NVC Resources with Miki Kashtan


Expanding The Circle Of Care

Article • 5 - 7 minutes • 02/11/2022
Article
5 - 7 minutes
02/11/2022
Who are you not use to caring about? Is it those you classify as "other"? Those you disagree with? The lower class? People in power? Those who inflict harm? Yourself? To include everyone's needs fully, not instead of your needs, can transform the either/or paradigm. It can also help us to go beyond so-called "codependency". And it can support us all to live more sustainably on this planet.

Working With “No” To Deepen Self-Connection

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/29/2022
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
1/29/2022
Use this exercise to stay in dialogue and connect to needs while facing a “no”. Identify a situation where you have low confidence that you'll get your needs met, and it'll be hard hearing a “no” to your request. Explore your response to the “no” by working with feelings, needs, request and alternate strategies. Thus you can work towards meeting your needs while also releasing the idea that...

Working With Our Mixed “Yes”

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 1/29/2022
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
1/29/2022
For this exercise choose a situation in which you have said a “yes” to someone‛s request but you didn't experience your “yes” as given freely or joyfully. Then explore judgements, feelings, needs, and alternate strategies that come up in relation to your “yes”, your “no”, and in relation to what the other person might be experiencing.

Vaccination and COVID-19: Restoring Togetherness

Video • 00:14 minutes • 2/5/2022
Video
00:14 minutes
2/5/2022
Struggling to navigate needs between the vaccinated and unvaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic? How can we disagree and still understand each other? Listen in as a participant engages with Miki about her struggle to choreograph people's divergent needs around vaccines, and enjoy Miki's tip for reflecting back understanding when we disagree!

Dialogue with the World at Large (4 Session Course)

Audio • 7 - 9 hours • 1/20/2022
Audio
7 - 9 hours
1/20/2022
A chosen, interdependent world… In most cases, that's sure not the world we live in today, is it. But it could be the world we live in tomorrow. And you can choose to be part of bringing that better world to life – to be part of a gradual, joyful transformation – simply by using the dynamic, living power of Dialogue.

Miki Kashtan And Inbal Kashtan’s Additional NVC Key Differentiations

Article • 10 - 15 minutes • 12/30/2021
Article
10 - 15 minutes
12/30/2021
Here are 14 more key differentiations that are not, at time of publishing this, on the CNVC key differentiations list. They can be used to support people who are on the path of learning and integrating NVC in making sense of their own understanding of their journey and where they are within it. And it can be used to support people who share NVC with others in offering brief information in...

As Things Get Worse

Article • 20 - 30 minutes • 12/30/2021
Article
20 - 30 minutes
12/30/2021
As we head towards impending collapse the relative ease, comfort and freedom of the global north will be harder to maintain. Because of growing anxiety including from people with systemic power, we can anticipate increasing attempts at authoritarian control over the population. We can see what's occurring now as dry run practice for what's coming soon. What may help us: finding choice, knowing...

Working With Anger: An Exercise

Practice Exercise • 2 -3 minutes • 12/22/2021
Practice Exercise
2 -3 minutes
12/22/2021
Fully connecting to the deeper need under the anger can transform and release the anger, without requiring the other person to do anything differently. From there, you can reach an understanding of the other person's experience, feelings and needs underlying the actions that stimulated your anger to re-establish connection with your own and the other person's humanity.

Dialogue within Communities (4 Session Course)

Audio • 5 - 7 hours • 12/07/2021
Audio
5 - 7 hours
12/07/2021
Dialogue is a life-changing, heart-opening experience. It’s collaboration instead of compromise. Join Miki Kashtan for a practical, step-by-step framework to help you understand how a community develops, how to maintain or repair a community, and how this unique process creatively supports you and each member of your community in getting things done.

What Is NVC? Approaches to NVC

Learning Tool • 2-3 minutes • 12/2/2021
Learning Tool
2-3 minutes
12/2/2021
Here's a table outlining eight ideas people have regarding what NVC "is". It provides columns for the principle, related needs and strategies of the NVC approach. You can add to the table your own ideas for NVC approaches. Included are five sets of reflection questions to explore what speaks to you, what would expand your range of options, what brings up discomfort, and more.

When Effects Are Invisible: From Comfort to Freedom

Article • 13 - 19 minutes • 10/2021
Article
13 - 19 minutes
10/2021
While so many of us know how close we are to the edge of global catastrophe and want change, what makes the existing global system continue to function with our ongoing participation? Read on for more on the challenges and path towards learning to steward life and all the resources of this one planet for the benefit of all.

Crafting Connection Requests

Practice Exercise • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/03/2021
Practice Exercise
2 - 3 minutes
10/03/2021
Try this four step exercise for making connection requests to support understanding, and to learn what effect your words had on the listener. In this exercise you'll choose a situation where you have clarity about what outcome will really work for you (your solution request), but where you imagine your desired outcome may not work for the other person, and/or are not sure there is sufficient...

Can I?

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 9/28/2021
Article
8 - 12 minutes
9/28/2021
Children often ask adults “Can I…?” This question is so common that we carry it with us into adulthood, often addressing each other in the same way -- and more so with those we see as authority figures. However, let's unpack how this phrasing can reaffirm power differences. And see how, instead, we can transform paradigms of power in a way that invites dialogue, and co-creates an outcome that...

Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Audio • 1 hour, 25 minutes • 9/24/2021
Audio
1 hour, 25 minutes
9/24/2021
Miki leads course participants in an exploration of connecting and understanding those with seemingly polar opposite beliefs and perspectives about COVID-19 pandemic vaccination. Miki demonstrates that to live nonviolently, we must include those whom we so strongly disagree with.

Flow, Decision-Making, And Conflict

Article • 22 - 33 minutes • 9/24/2021
Article
22 - 33 minutes
9/24/2021
Trust, flow, information sharing, and learning is reduced in conflict. Conflict can indicate incapacity in at least one of five systems that every group, community, or organization needs to function. Attending to conflict at systems-level helps reduce over relying on momentary connection that isn’t anchored in decisions about what comes next. When there's enough agreed upon systems within...

Committing to Creating Solutions That Work for Everyone

Video • 5 minutes • 8/20/2021
Video
5 minutes
8/20/2021
Listen to Miki Kashtan explain the importance of intention in developing our skill at creating solutions that work for everyone. Neither fighting nor giving up are qualities of nonviolence, but rather a fierce determination to hold the needs of all parties may arise.

Responding to Breakdown of Trust in Police: Capitalism, Racism, and Creative Compassion

Article • 39 - 60 minutes • 09/2020
Article
39 - 60 minutes
09/2020
If we're to have a better future, our biggest task will be to reexamine what the police are, their place in the system, and more. Police violence exists by systemic design. The myths of where the problems and symptoms lie with the police, capitalism, laws, government, citizens, class and racism --plus the relationship between all these-- is what keeps oppression ongoing on a mass scale. For...

Using Role Plays for Sharing NVC (3 Session Course)

Audio • 3 - 4 hours • 12/16/2016
Audio
3 - 4 hours
12/16/2016
You've probably witnessed and participated in role plays that were powerful tools for inspiration, integration, or healing. You've likely also been in contexts where role plays fell flat, leaving people frustrated, confused, or disengaged. If you're sharing NVC with others – or are envisioning yourself going there in the future – you'll want to take this class, where the focus is on how to...

Taking on the World: How to Become a Change Agent (12 Session Course)

Audio • 14 - 18 hours • 01/16/2011
Audio
14 - 18 hours
01/16/2011
Are you eager to translate your vision of a world where everyone’s needs matter into a tangible reality? Do you long to discover your unique role in responding to the challenges of our times? If, so join Miki for 12 sessions that will propel you on your way!