On this page: Miki’s popular videos of trainings on Naturalizing NVC, given in India; a 3 minute intro to a workshop she held in the West Bank on Convergent Facilitation; an hour and a half on Maximizing Willingness for Collaborative Decision-Making; a talk about bullying; and an interview about empathy. Below the videos, the audio includes a discussion with Charles Eisentein and Dominic Barter about building a healthy movement; a 13 minute guided meditation on needs; and three long interviews.
Visit the Nonviolent Global Liberation (NGL) YouTube Channel where more videos are posted from time to time, many of which Miki is a part of, including some in Spanish.
Miki leads a workshop on Naturalizing NVC at the 2012 International NVC convention in Orissa, India (4 more videos from this event are included below):
Miki Kashtan held a 4-day Convergent Facilitation workshop for Israelis, Palestinians and others in the West Bank in 2013. She wrote about the workshop here. This 3-minute video was created to describe and raise funds for the workshop. (Although the cover image here is mysteriously taken from the Indian workshop below it, this is a different video!)
Miki Kashtan on group decision-making at the 2011 Making Collaboration Real Conference in San Francisco:
Miki gives a keynote speech, titled “For the Benefit of all Children: A Compassionate Perspective on Bullying,” at a community conference held by the Albany Unified School District in CA in 2011. Her blog post about it is here.
Miki is interviewed by Edwin Rutsch for the Empathy Documentary Project. Taped on May 22, 2009 at the BayNVC offices in Oakland CA. Some questions asked: What is Empathy? What does it feel like? What is a metaphor for empathy? What are benefits of sharing empathy? And personal stories of having learned an insight into the nature of empathy. Edwin’s interviews with other BayNVC trainers are here. See also the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy.
Four further videos from India in 2012:
The Conflict Hotline: From 2009-11 Berkeley Community Television broadcast 22 episodes of the Conflict Hotline, a monthly television show featuring Miki Kashtan and other BayNVC trainers. A Conflict Coach, usually Miki, guided other trainers and practitioners through role-plays in order to support callers and other viewers in learning about using NVC for resolving conflicts and for healing. Many people found this to be an exciting way to bring NVC alive for viewers. See descriptions of the 22 episodes with links to the videos here, or go straight to search the videos on the BayNVC YouTube channel here.
“I have sent the link to a few hundred people because I believe that those videos can change the world.” Ariane Korth, Stuttgart, Germany
The Case for a Gift Economy
A podcast interview with Eric Torenberger in April 2019 can be found here.
The Inseperability of Psychological & Social Transformation
A podcast interview with David Thorson on March 4, 2019 can be found here.
Facing Our Privilege for Personal Liberation
A February 2019 interview of Miki by KPFA host Timothy Regan. Miki presents clear and liberating guidance on how to deal with the reality that we have more than someone else. It’s hard to face the truth of our privileges and unearned advantages, and when we do face them, there are at least 4 negative traps that we humans fall into.
Miki describes these 4 traps, and provides positive responses for each of them, and she offers processes that can free our thinking and our creativity so we can participate in a world beset with painful divisions in life-giving ways.
Change in the Face of Opposition
On the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency, we shared a link to an 8-minute interview, “How You Can Truthfully Impact CHANGE, Even Through Opposition!,” that Miki did on KGO Radio on Jan 16, Martin Luther King Day.
Building a Healthy Movement
Panel Discussion with Miki Kashtan, Charles Eisenstein & Dominic Barter. Three original and deep thinkers in discussion with each other. What could be better?
This was part of the Politics of Love & Justice Summit, a free online event in 2015 integrating spirituality and activism to build a sustainable, caring world. For more information, please visit their site. This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.
A 13-Minute Meditation on Needs
A guided meditation by Miki on being fully at ease with your needs
Three interviews from 2015-16, each about an hour long:
- People on People is a podcast about human systems transformation. Miki’s on their very first episode discussing Convergent Facilitation and collaborative leadership. Check it out here.
- Peace Paradigm Radio at the Metta Center for Nonviolence: Miki speaks here about Convergent Facilitation.
- The KPFA show Women’s Magazine invited Miki to discuss Reweaving Our Human Fabric and her vision of a nonviolent world. Listen here.