I am in love with this process, called Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Practicing it is the greatest improvement in the quality of my life. The idea that I can be honest without criticizing gives me much bigger freedom than I have ever imagined having, before I met NVC. Being able to guess the other person’s possible feelings and needs reduces the number of “idiots” around me to zero.
I am not saying that empathic guesses are my first thoughts all the time, but sooner or later I will get there.So, I experience much more freedom and safety.
Maria is founder and Chief Executive of Centre for Peaceful Solutions. She has made interpersonal skills a lifetime project. Growing up in London in housing declared unfit for human habitation to immigrant parents, Maria experienced first-hand just how easy it is to become dysfunctional. Her Maltese parents were traumatised by World War Two which added to the stress of growing up in poverty. Through a sheer refusal to accept her lot in life, she removed herself from the slums and began a journey of development.
Chris Rajendram (Srí Lanka)
Ondráš Přibyla (Czech)
“Supporting trainers” are available for offering support whenever it is needed and they are in a position of being able to offer it with joy.
Boris Lippe (Germany) &
Sabina Arevalo-Hernandez (Mexico)
Why is there such a thing as – sharing? I don’t know it, and you don’t know it either. But we both know for sure, that this is an ineradicable need of the human heart, which makes the life worth living, and bears a big secret. (Iwan Bunin)
We share life as we live our interdependence – we can be our biggest triggers and place of deepest comfort – NVC for us does not begin and end at courses we give, or we just do silently for ourselves, NVC for us is to share live consciously with all the juiciness and challenges life brings. We like to walk our talk, reflect each other, grow together.
Kateryna Yasko (Ukraine)
Kateryna Yasko is an organizational psychologist, trainer for development of emotional intelligence, trust, cooperation, effective communication and peaceful conflict resolution in the teams of organizations and educational institutions. She has an academic background in the area of international relations and law (MSc), business (MBA) and psychology (MSc), and her passion is fostering trust and cooperation between people of different domains, ages, professions and cultural backgrounds.
Kateryna fell in love with NVC in 2012. In 2014, volunteering as a psychologist during the most acute phases of war in the Eastern Ukraine, she realized that it’s her life mission to understand, live and share NVC with her fellow Ukrainians. As a candidate for certification with CNVC, since 2016 she’s been sharing herself and inviting trainers from all over the world to teach NVC in this region.
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