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.


Becoming a Change Agent Everywhere You Go (4 Session Course)

Audio •  6 - 8 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed – or locked into passivity? This course offers you a way out. Learn to change the way you perceive leadership, and you’ll help yourself respond more powerfully and proactively every day of your life – wherever you are – and whomever you’re with!

The preview session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Steps Towards Meaningful Action

Article •  4 - 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

We're in difficult times - possibly at the brink of extinction. What can we do in response? Some nonlinear steps: A.) Notice what isn't working; B.) Mourn so that we can move "towards" from an expanded space inside; C.) Analyze to bring a fuller understanding of what's happening and what's needed; D.) Reframe our inner and outer narratives; E.) Discern what we can contribute; F.) Care; and G.) Bring in support for more resilience and creativity.


Invisible Power & Privilege - Part 2

Article •  3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes

How do we address historical and present challenges regarding the invisibility of privilege and power? What can we do, especially if we are people with privilege, to transform these conditions?  However challenging these kinds of situations are, and whatever our position, we can move towards more inclusivity by learning and doing significant inner and outer work.


Invisible Power & Privilege - Part 1

Article •  4 - 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

In groups, relationships and society we may not want to dominate or take away from others’ access to power, to choice, to participation in decisions, nor to shaping the vision and direction of the dynamic. And yet how do we do it anyway without knowing it? Discover how privilege operates on a societal level and becomes so invisible in groups. Learn why the conversation is usually excruciating for members of both privileged and under privileged.


Responding to the Call of Our Times - What's happening now?

Video •  48 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
48 minutes

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.

Miki is sharing what that means "Responding to the Call of our Time" for her and invites us to feel that call. This video illustrates how she is helping participants through teaching, coaching and mentoring so they can move forward with their challenges.


Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

Article •  12 - 18 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
12 - 18 minutes

What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life".  And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...


Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

Article •  6 - 9 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes

When we have few external resources (money, time, health connections, etc), we can still empower ourselves and one another.  We can strengthen our internal resources, inspire people to join our cause, build solidarity, and influence others who have external resources to support us and our causes.


Responding to the Call of Our Times - Living into Your Power

Video •  45 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
45 minutes

Want a world that truly works for everyone? What are you going to do right now to help it efficiently move in that direction from wherever you are? Listen to Miki’s coaching and guidance as she’s helping participants with their challenges.


Responding to the Call of Our Times

Video (Public) •  00:05 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video (Public)
00:05 hours:minutes
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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