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The Shadow Side of Autonomy

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

Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared responsibility, interdependence, compassion, consideration, and more...


Don't Take It Personally

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

When we don't like what someone is saying to us, sometimes people encourage us to hear their needs, and "not take it personally" -- and we're inclined to agree.  Could "not taking it personally" close our hearts and awareness to others, life and ourselves?  Rachelle Lamb invites us to take a closer look at what it's like when we attend to the situation from our hearts, and skillfully reflect upon our actions with tenderness.


Can Needs Be Harmful?

Article •  7 - 10 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
7 - 10 minutes

Rachelle Lamb invites us to consider how our well being is impacted by what we choose to put at the center of our narrative regarding our needs.  And how that affects whether or not we get closer to truly serving life and compassion...


Giraffe Fighting: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too (2 Session Course)

Audio •  2 hours, 35 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 35 minutes

Do you find yourself giving in with growing resentment? Do you avoid conflict and explode later without apparent reason?  Miki Kashtan, a world-renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, invites you to listen to this two-session telecourse recording to re-imagine and fine tune your skills at dealing with disagreements and negotiations.


Responding to the Call of Our Times - Mentoring, Teaching and Coaching with Miki Kashtan

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.


Fear of Negative Consequences

Audio •  8 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

Miki responds to a participant’s question concerning fear of consequences when speaking with a manager at work. In this excerpt, she delves into the topic of choosing to inhabit nonviolence in the workplace, affirming that fear and nonviolence are incompatible, and that nonviolence is a powerful alternative to our habitual Fight, Flight, Freeze responses.


Getting Out of Ourselves

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: NVC asks us to be aware of our needs and discomfort is evidence of an unment need. However focusing on ourselves when we're uncomfortable isn't always the best choice.


Theoretical Underpinnings of NVC (8 Session Course)

Audio •  8 - 12 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 - 12 hours

Bring your inquisitive mind and open heart to Miki Kashtan's Theoretical Underpinnings of NVC and learn the principles that underlie the NVC practice.

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


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