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Facing Life as One: Restoring Our Individual and Collective Capacity for Choice, Togetherness, and Flow

Video Conference •  12 hours (2 hours per session)

Video Conference
12 hours (2 hours per session)
  • Learn concrete tools for engaging with others as you embrace individual and collective liberation
  • Find your own source of choice even in the face of challenges
  • Release the constriction of scarcity
  • Find an empowered option to respond to what is happening in our world
  • Open the door to the possibility of thriving rather than merely surviving

Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Learning Tool •  3 pages
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 pages

NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.


Colloquial NVC Options

Learning Tool •  2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 pages

How can we express ourselves in a way that supports a natural flow of connection while maintaining a focus on NVC consciousness? This handout from CNVC Certified Trainer, Miki Kashtan, offers seven options that support NVC enthusiasts in evolving from classical to colloquial NVC language.


What Is NVC? Approaches to NVC

Learning Tool •  2-3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
2-3 minutes

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.


Internalized Oppression

Audio •  25 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
25 minutes

During this session, Miki defines internalized oppression and explores ways of coping with it. Curious to know how YOU may have unconsciously agreed to internalized oppression, and how the role you are playing in life might be supporting it? Listen in.


What is Leadership?

Audio •  51 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
51 minutes

What specifically is leadership? And why do so many people step back from it? Listen in as Miki shares her experience and thoughts around changing the paradigm of leadership, as well as the role – and challenges – of using NVC when working for social change. Check it out.


What is Mine to Do?

Audio •  19 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
19 minutes

How DO we live our lives? What is an effective response to what is happening in the world? Listen in as Miki dialogs with a participant asking, "What is mine to do?", and honors the dissonance we feel when we are working to change.


Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Audio •  1 hour 25 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour 25 minutes

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. 


Using Role Plays for Sharing NVC

Audio •  53 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
53 minutes

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 increase the chances of having role plays that serve a clear purpose, engage an entire group, and support the deepest learning possible for all.


Taking 100% Responsibility for Every Relationship

Audio •  44 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
44 minutes

Taking 100% Responsibility offers a powerful antidote to the all-too-common dynamic of blaming that leaves you in the victim position and unable to have the relationship you want. Miki invites you to assume a stance of leadership while holding full care for both parties’ needs. No longer will you need to wait for the other person to change, nor will you need to give up your needs to reach harmony.


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