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It's Not Just Me: Bringing a Systemic Lens to individual Healing

MP4 Video Download

3 Sessions

5 - 6 hours

Recorded in 2018

PDF Handouts Included

Price: $30


Ever since the Women's Movement of the 60s and 70s, we have known that "the personal is the political" – that individual suffering and challenges often have their source in the social systems within which we live.

How can we mobilize this insight in support of our own and others' healing?

This course is designed to shed light on how the social context into which we are born affects our experience, and what we can do about it at the individual level within the paradigm of nonviolence. 


  • Session 1: Overcoming Modern Patriarchal Socialization 
    1. Obedience as a core value of all patriarchal societies
    2. Shaming as a core socializing strategy
    3. Tips for offering immediate freedom and relief by bringing attention to the systemic context and releasing self-blame
    4. The either/or of freedom and belonging
    5. Practices for moving towards integration and inner freedom
  • Session 2: Reclaiming Interdependence
    1. Why we need others: transcending self-sufficiency as a core element of modern capitalism
    2. The dual role of authentic love and honest feedback in the process of healing
    3. Practices for transcending the paradigm of separation 
  • Session 3: Social Location and Healing
    1. Why social location matters in shaping experience: shining a light on narratives of deserving
    2. Power differences between practitioner and client
    3. Where individual responsibility begins and ends: releasing blame of self and other
    4. Moving beyond othering: empathic imagination as a tool for self-liberation
    5. Practices for embracing liberation for all
About Miki Kashtan
Miki Kashtan

CNVC Certified Trainer, author and co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and the North America NVC Leadership Program, from Oakland, California, USA

Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration. Miki aims to support visionary leadership and shape a livable future using collaborative tools based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication. She shares these tools through meeting facilitation, mediation, consulting, coaching, and training for organizations and committed individuals. Her latest book, The Highest Common Denominator: Using Convergent Facilitation to Reach Breakthrough...