Why Can't People Just Live Peacefully With Each Other?

Article •  8 - 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Levels
Article
8 - 12 minutes

Perhaps human violence persists because we believe that violence is inevitable and there's nothing we can do about it -— even though there is notable evidence that this is likely not true. Read on for some research and theory on how cultures evolve to be collaborative or violent. Plus, learn benefits of collaboration and downsides to force, punishment, and control. These provide implications for how we might move towards a culture of more peace.


Ego, Mind, and Culture

Article •  10 - 15 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
10 - 15 minutes

The “mind” or our “ego” are often depicted as a static entity, an unchangable part of human nature, and as obstacles or negative parts of ourselves to overcome. This view creates maligning, a split within us, while remaining invisibly part and parcel of authority-based societies --the dominant culture and institutions into which we are born. Instead, I want to advocate an integration of reason and emotion, mind and heart, plus self and others.


Understanding White Privilege as a 21st Century Leadership Capacity

Video •  1 hour, 41 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 41 minutes

Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.


From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belonging: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming

Article •  33 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
33 pages

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?


Overcoming Patriarchy 5-7-2017

Audio •  1 hour, 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 12 minutes

The focus on patriarchy emerges from the understanding that patriarchy plays a foundational role in everything. Yes, I mean it: everything. Patriarchy is not the same as sexism; patriarchy is to sexism very much what structural racism is to (interpersonal) racism: it's a system that runs independently of any one person's attitudes or behaviors. Join Miki for her first in a series of discussions on patriarchy.


Responding to the Call of Our Times (part 2)

Audio •  1 hour, 11 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 11 minutes

Listen as Miki works with participants. Topics: how small requests serve interdependence; NVC process vs purpose; how to respond when empathy is used to create distance; coping with verbal aggression, and more! Check it Out.


4-step Practice to Developing Truth Force, or Satyagraha

with Kit Miller
Audio (Public) •  00:07 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
00:07 hours:minutes
Listen in as Kit presents a 4-step practice for developing nonviolence as a way of harnessing energy for change: what Gandhi called Truth Force, or Satyagraha.

Responding to the Call of Our Times - Step Into Your Vision

Audio •  1 hour
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour

Enjoy listening to Miki make the distinction between leadership as a position and leadership as an orientation to life. The theme: when is it time to actively step into your vision?! Check it out.


Working for Transformation without Recreating the Past: Social Change and Nonviolence - Introduction

Audio •  1 hour
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour

Want things to change in your community, but feel frustrated or don’t know what to do? Miki’s intriguing overview of how to apply the principles of NVC to social change movements may have the exact blend of inspiration and ideas you’re seeking!


Applying NVC to Social Change Movements

Audio •  50 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
50 minutes

Want things to change in your community, but feel frustrated or don’t know what to do? Miki’s intriguing overview of how to apply the principles of NVC to social change movements may have the exact blend of inspiration and ideas you’re seeking!


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