Peggy Smith is a certified trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, with over four decades of teaching experience. She was a teacher in public and alternative schools for 32 years before devoting her full time energies NVC. She has posted a number of NVC based materials online for free, including feelings & Needs cards and the Courageous Communication curriculum developed with men who are in prison. She is a co-founder of the Maine NVC Network. She has done international NVC work through Seeds of Peace International Camp. A student of Mindfulness since 1991, Peggy has been ordained as a teacher by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She has a passion for helping everyone develop their innate capacity for empathy by integrating mindfulness into how we think and communicate.