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Nonviolent Communication for De-Escalating Difficult Human Interactions

Host Nancy Kahn talks with special guest, Kangs Trevens, an Oakland-based counselor and facilitator of Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Communication about de-escalation and grounding skills that every person could benefit from. Join us to learn essential skills that support safety and contribute to reducing harm during difficult and overwhelming human interactions without the default being calling law enforcement. … Continued


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The UNtraining

Racism is in the air we breathe, the water we swim in. We all are conditioned by it and it affects the interactions we have with one another. The UNtraining supports us in being aware of our conditioning and letting go of it. Host Marlena Willis talks with Robert Horton, cofounder of the UNtraining, and … Continued


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​​Essential Communication Skills to Dialogue about Racial and Gender Oppression, and Sexual Harrassment, at the Organizational and Institutional Levels

Host Nancy Kahn holds a timely discussion with guest, Randi Bryant, a corporate diversity trainer and author. They address current events related to the abuse of power across race and gender, and share communication strategies they have found essential in holding successful dialogues of this nature. Nancy and Randi talk about the #MeToo Movement and … Continued


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Microagressions: What They Are, How they Work, and How to Respond

Join host Timothy Regan, with special guest Martha Lasley, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer and Leadership Coach, for this episode. We provide the definition of a particularly difficult form of communication called a “Microagression,” and provide several examples, and then demonstrate how you might free yourself from the freezing effects of them. We offer you ways … Continued


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Craving and the End of Craving

Buddhism teaches that craving is the cause of suffering. Certainly when we abuse drugs, alcohol, food, sex or other substances or behaviors we create suffering for ourselves and others and are not the most effective in making the world a better place for all. Host Marlena Willis talks with Valerie Mason-John, also known as Vimalasara, … Continued


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Loving Conflict in Our Primary Intimate Relationships

Host Nancy Kahn talks with guest Max Rivers, author of the new book Loving Conflict. Mr. Rivers discusses how to practice embodied Nonviolent Communication in primary intimate relationships, how to use conflict to unlock intimacy, and ways to return to effortless love using a process he and his partner developed called the Teamwork method. Mr. Rivers covers three stages … Continued


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Healing from Embodied Inequality

Host Nancy Kahn talks with guest Kelsey Blackwell, author of Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People. Kelsey shares her perspective on why dedicated spaces for People of Color contribute to healing from “embodied inequality.” Kelsey Blackwell is a writer, embodiment facilitator, and coach specializing in wellness, racial justice, mindfulness, meditation, and natural living. Nancy and Kelsey … Continued