Other NVC Learning Venues


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The only learning which significantly influences behavior is self-discovered, self-appropriated learning. – Carl Rogers

The place where I post as to upcoming NVC workshops most frequently is here however I also occasionally post here: @streetgiraffes, too. Beneath contains a cache of more long standing and ongoing NVC resources.

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(Via Wiki: Giraffe on the Masai Mara by Richard Rhee)


Upcoming Learning Opportunities: 

NVC Academy – Upcoming Live NVC Courses & NVC Multimedia Library

Mediate One’s Life [resources]

I invite you to follow me via social media — @streetgiraffes (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) — links to follow can be found here.

Miki Kashtan’s course on Naturalizing the Language of NVC & Learning Packet

Oren Jay Sofer‘s Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

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Additional [Free/Inexpensive] Opportunities and/or Resources towards Building the “Street Giraffe” Muscle (see details, further down…):

Fearless Heart Teleseminars (see more)

Taste of Compassionate Leadership Free Teleclass – NVC Academy

ZENVC — New Mindfulness & NVC guidebook:

Cartoon More irreverent NVC cartoons: http://anvc.svenhartenstein.de


Will update periodically…

Cup of Empathy –
Revolutionary (self)-care with nonviolent communication

Cup of Empathy | Facebook & @CupofEmpathy

Reckoning with Collapse via Miki Kashtan



BayNVC – “Conflict Hotline” – YouTube

Empathy Documentary Project: Insights into Empathy – Miki Kashtan

The Fearless Heart blends theory, deep spiritual wisdom, vulnerable sharing of personal insights and experiences, radical vision, and practical tips for everyday living.

Join Miki monthly to discuss the recent posts on her blog. (Miki’s calendar can be found here and additional recordings here.)


Some Highlights: 

  • Teleseries provided through the NVC Academy
  • Recordings of Miki’s past teleclasses and interviews with the NVC Academy with dozens of offerings of both Miki’s and other trainers’ events.
  • The Fearless Heart Seminars: free monthly conference call discussions with readers of her blog about the issues she raises in her posts. Check calendar for dates and times
  • Facing Privilege Conference Calls: an opportunity for people to engage on the deep questions that arise as we reflect on the question of privilege. Check calendar for dates and times
  • Principle-Based-Teaching Coaching Calls: to support people sharing NVC with others. Check calendar for dates and times
Principle-Based Teaching Coaching Calls | The Fearless Heart
Overcoming Patriarchy Calls | The Fearless Heart
Why Patriarchy Is Not about Men | The Fearless Heart
Miki’s Writings | The Fearless Heart
About | The Fearless Heart
Miki Kashtan & The Fearless Heart | Facebook
YouTube:  Spinning the Threads of Empathy – Miki Kashtan

ZENVC’s The Ongo Book & Ongo Online Retreat

New Mindfulness & NVC guidebook:

The Compassion Course Explained

Compassion Course – Home | Facebook


Inner Relationship Focusing | Focusing Resources

Taste of Compassionate Leadership Free Video Conference

Taste of Compassionate Leadership Free Video Conference

All Skill Levels  •  Video Conference  •  2 hours

Please join us on the fourth Saturday of each month for a 2 hour session and enjoy a taste of living within our empathic community, as well as a brief training and practice with our trainers. You will learn concrete skills and steps for practicing compassion and leadership in your life.

Free monthly teleclass offered through NVC Academy (in partnership with Compassionate Leadership):  Taste of Compassionate Leadership Free Teleclass – NVC Academy

Sample Recording from a prior Compassionate Leadership teleconference:

Self Assessment Matrix – NVC Academy

See also:

To get a printable pdf-format Matrix, sign up for the

Pathways to Liberation – email list (on right), here.

ALL MONDAYS Open Hearted Practice Group 4:30-6:30pm HT

1st Fridays 3:00-5:00pm HT

FOURTH SATURDAYS Taste of Compassionate Leadership, NVC Academy FREE! 4:30-6:30pm PT    REGISTER HERE

Also NVC Academy Multimedia Library Resources with Jim and Jori Manske

Additional resources: radicalcompassion.squarespace.com/files/

Empathy Brain: Your brain can change

Your Resonant Self: The Book | Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing

Additional NVC Mediation Resources:

Mediate Your Life – Blog

About Mediate Your Life

Mediate Your Life Training Manual is now available

John Kinyon’s Events
  • Across The Aisle: Open Conversation for Healing Our Political Divide, on Zoom and Facebook Live, Wednesdays 5-6:30pm Pacific Time
  • Choosing Peace: Having Difficult & Healing Conversations with Empathic Communication in Difficult Times, on Zoom, 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, 12-1pm PT
  • Mini Coaching Sessions with John on Facebook Live, Wednesdays 1-1:30pm PT
  • Brief Guided Meditations with John on Instagram and Facebook Live, 9:30am and 10:15am PT


Choosing Peace

New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict is now available.

Choosing Peace is about creating inner peace and from that creating peace with others. In it, we give the reader concrete tools with which to do this. It is a very practical hands-on book, a relevant and accessible tool… Learn More


From Conflict to Connection
Transforming Difficult Conversations into Peaceful Resolutions

Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life. Whether you are directly in conflict with a family member or colleague, or simply experience sticky situations with others, being able to have difficult conversations in a satisfying manner can greatly improve your relationships and well-being.  Learn More…

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 When Your Mind Sabotages Your Dreams

What We Say Matters




Best wishes on your journey!

Oren Jay Sofer, author of “Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication”