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When Effects Are Invisible: From Comfort to Freedom

Article  • 13 - 19 minutes • 10/2021
All Skill Levels
Article
13 - 19 minutes

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.


Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Audio  • 10 minutes • 1/1/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
10 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. 


Transforming Society Through Organizations

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • 9/1/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

When we apply and practice NVC over a number of months in an organization, it can create group norms that make learning go deep faster. These new norms can impact people's interactions with others both inside and outside of work. From here, there's potential for people to start seeing value when they share these skills and experiences. This may create a ripple effect of interest in applying NVC across different domains in life.


Create Restorative Agreements

Video  • 10 minutes • 1/1/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes

Here are five practical ideas from Ceri, Jo, and Sarah for creating simple agreements with any group you are working with when conflict arises!


Permaculture and NVC?

Video  • 10 minutes • 1/1/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes

What exactly IS permaculture? And how do permaculture and NVC fit together? Listen to this excerpt from Marco Matera’s and Elena Bernasconi-Tabellini’s course, NVC and Permaculture, where Marco shares the ethics and philosophy behind the permaculture movement.


Grounding in Interconnection and Solidarity

Article  • 10 - 15 minutes • 04/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
10 - 15 minutes

Human health is connected to health of ecosystems and other societies. Our wellness and liberation is found in our interconnection, kinship, reverence for life, and solidarity. Solidarity erodes through narratives, practices and policies that separate us from each other -- and this impacts societal functioning. The breakdown creates conditions for pandemic, racism, police brutality, exploitation in untold numbers, and extinction. Read on for how all is connected.


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

Article  • 39 - 60 minutes • 09/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
39 - 60 minutes

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 change to happen, we'll need to find systemic leverage points, and use privilege to benefit those without it. Read on for more.


Love in the Time of COVID-19

Article  • 7 - 11 minutes • 11/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
7 - 11 minutes

Love keeps the thread of connection intact in times when all around us we see the human fabric becoming threadbare. When we dig deep with love into guessing what others care about that had given rise to their actions, it changes us. It brings us closer to understanding the incomprehensible -- and closer to vision, imagination, humility, curiosity, commonality, and loving action. Read on for more on applying this to people we deem "conspiracy theorists", and those who are on the other end of the political divide.


Martin Luther King Jr: Seeing the Redeeming Qualities in Others

Article  • 3 - 5 minutes • 01/2011
All Skill Levels
Article
3 - 5 minutes

For us to open the door to seemlingly impossible societal changes, we need to find and transform enemy images in order to influence and collaborate with those who seem to be standing in our way. Here's an anecdote to show that this is what lead to Martin Luther King Jr's success in creating social change.


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

Audio  • 14 - 18 hours • 01/16/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
14 - 18 hours

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!

The first session of this course is free for all to enjoy.


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