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NVC Global Festival Oct 16-19. 2020 Online

72 Hours • over 30 teachers • Worldwide

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This will be a space to share products related to NVC, for example Jackal and Giraffe puppets, etc
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Festival Library
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Giraffe Translation
Mediation Space
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The NVC Circles Web
Mourning and celebration
Open 24/7 during the festival (more or less depending on demand and on volunteers) this is a space to meet for one on one deep listening and empathic presence.
Movement Hall
Appreciation Wall
The Art Gallery
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Live sessions, most of which will be recorded and available to listen to at your own pace, fully accessible from the comfort of your own home. No airports, no flights.

 

LEARN from world-known NVC trainers from 6 different continents.
CONNECT with the community from all around the world.
ADDRESS the crisis and potential of this moment in history together.
Gain tools to take a stand for a world where all needs matter!
Participate in an Echo-system of Co-Creation that supports Nonviolent change-

making. (This is new! See more below!)
And on top of that, HAVE FUN and let your BODY AND HEART enjoy offerings of yoga,

dance parties, story-telling, art, open stage, and more.

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Liv Larson
Liv Larson

Liv Larsson is the author of more than 20 books. She has been a Certified trainer for Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2002 and an educator since 1992. Liv is also a mediator mainly working with conflicts between the indigenous group in Scandinavia, the Same, and forest and mining industries. Also holds a masters degree in Literature and Creative writing Giving trainings all over the world on different themes and to different audiences since twenty years. Embracing Shame, empathy, vulnerability and power is at the core of all Livs work. She is a mother, is passionate about cross-country skiing and loves to spend her time in nature and lives in the forest of northern Sweden Find out about trainings with Liv: www.friareliv.com

Robert Maoz Kržišnik
Robert Maoz Kržišnik

Robert Maoz Krzisnik, MSc. Psych., CNVC Certified, (Slovenia)   From early teenage years I have been inquiring into the questions of meaning of life, the nature of existence and the ways of meeting each other at the heart level. The journey led me through studying Psychology, working as a psychotherapist for 12 years, and working as a trainer, facilitator for over 32 years, covering areas from spiritual retreats to business trainings. Within the context of NVC I am most passionate about its spiritual and embodied dimensions and about conflict mediation. Besides NVC, most important explorations on my journey have so far been Soto Zen, Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue,Contact Improvisation...  I have been regularly serving as a trainer on IITs and have shared NVC in over 30 countries in Europe, Mideast, Asia, USA, Australia…My permanent address is in Slovenia, which used to be a part of a country that does not exist anymore, but still resides in my heart as the place where I grew up — Yugoslavia. I have given two TEDx talks, connected with Nonviolent Communication one in 2012 on Global Citizenship, and the other in 2013 on Personal Growth. My website is: www.thatfield.eu

Kathleen Macferran
Kathleen Macferran

Kathleen Macferran Certified Trainer and Assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication Owner Strength of Connection in Seattle, WA MMus in Conducting, Western Washington University; BA, Whitworth University Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She is committed to spending the rest of her days building a world where peace replaces violence, love replaces hate, equity replaces inequity, and all people live meaningful lives. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, and as a CNVC Assessor since 2010 when she pioneered a community-based path to certification. Community system building and conflict transformation are passions of hers. Kathleen has worked internationally with individuals, community groups, businesses, schools, colleges, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, WA, an organization that supports healing connection and restorative communities both inside and outside prison through the strategies of Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, racial equity and anti- oppression.  Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. . Kathleen is the author of,and conductor for Giraffe Tales, a children’s CD setting stories to music. She is the conductor on multiple classical music recordings. Her website is www.StrengthofConnection.com where her two TEDx talks can be found.

Arnina Kashtan
Arnina Kashtan

Arnina Kashtan, certified NVC trainer (1992), is the creator of “The Compass”, the process for personal, familial & social liberation, and author of “Falling in Love with Myself Again” (2016). Founder of Meitarim, the Center for The Compass & NVC Studies in Israel (2000), she delivers workshops and trainings, online & offline, to the general public, as well as trainings for coaches, mediators & trainers (in Hebrew, English & Spanish). Arnina's passion and special gifts are in enhancing breakthroughs in awareness, thus bringing forth deep transformations on all levels. Her unique approach combines a profound, laser-like exploration into our innermost core, supported by a rare sense of humor and embedded in deep, embracing empathy. The emerging almost magical space she creates has enabled her students all over the world to open up into new understandings and embark on a fresh, compassionate, and expanding free path.

David Weinstock
David Weinstock

David Weinstock is a Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute, Stuart Heller’s Five Rings Coaching Institute, a certified international trainer of Nonviolent Communication and Aikido instructor. His approaches provide insight into the self as well as tools for increasing awareness and the ability to respond with clarity and integrity to the complexities of life. David is the author of: “Becoming What You Need” which explores practices for embodying Nonviolent Communication. David and his wife Judith, along with 8 other families, co-founded an intentional community where they have raised their family and supported community connection and land stewardship since 1990. David is also a Master Goldsmith leading the way with recycled, post-consumer gold and stones. He is a board member and co-founder of Peace Dojos International.

Samuel Odhiambo
Samuel Odhiambo

Samuel is a Centre for Nonviolent Communication certified trainer from Nairobi Kenya. He grew up in Mukuru ‘slums’, the second largest informal settlement in Kenya. Life in the ‘slums ‘enabled him learn self-reliance and self-responsibility for his own actions from 10 years old. He is passionate about social change more so a shift from power over to power with structures. He has been sharing NVC with his childhood community since 2011 through in different capacities through the Mukuru Peace Forum which has created a safe space for youths to engage and explore turning community challenges into opportunities. Samuel has been a part of International Intensive Trainings in Kenya as an organizer and trainer in Austria and Argentina. He is currently an NVC role filler on the Global Social Innovation Academy as the organisation nurtures social entrepreneurs from vulnerable backgrounds who would embrace social accountability and power with team members.

Sabine Geiger
Sabine Geiger

Sabine Geiger (Germany) Sabine Geiger has been leading workshops all over the world for 30 years, supporting people on their path to freedom and choice. Sabine came into contact with NVC in 1998 and started teaching soon after. As a certified trainer and assessor, she promotes a community-based certification approach. To Sabine, NVC is a journey of the Heart: ”When I crossed paths with Marshall Rosenberg in 1998, I was amazed. How could he describe my inner processes so accurately, without ever meeting me? The empathic, curious and open heart has always seemed natural to me. Discovering NVC and passing it on to others has immensely enriched my life.” Since Sabine recognized conflict as an invitation to learn more about others, restorative approaches have become an integral part of her teaching. Another focus of Sabine’s work is on community. We all live in one, so how about exploring ways to make them work? Sabine supports people to set up communities and make them flourish. Her passion? Tapping into the wisdom of the body. She follows the framework of the NVC process to explore body sensations and link them to feelings & needs. To Sabine, this is a never-ending journey. You are kindly invited to join. Sabine's website: sabinegeiger.com

Tarek Massaarani
Tarek Massaarani

Tarek Massaarani is passionate about orienting the inner self, communities, and institutions towards mutual liberation and transformation on the basis of self-reflection, empathy, critical awareness, and strategic nonviolence. Tarek has been learning, teaching, and practicing Nonviolent Communication since 2006, integrating it into parenting, lawyering, cooperative housing, community organizing, dialogue, mediation, and training around the world. Tarek also contributes to capacity building, networking, and program development in support of restorative justice, primarily, in Washington DC.

Sandra Caselato & Yuri Haasz
Sandra Caselato & Yuri Haasz

Sandra Caselato & Yuri Haasz Sandra Caselato & Yuri Haasz are passionate about contributing to creating a world where all voices matter and conflicts are seen as opportunities to notice the human needs that were not met and cared for before. They believe in creating safe and compassionate spaces that allow to get into the necessary difficult conversations that need to take place in order for identities, narratives and cultures to make room for care for self AND others.

Jared Finkelstein
Jared Finkelstein

I believe that in a connected world what is most important is the quality of our connection. I'm a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication who offers communication and conflict resolution training. For 20 years I've explored ways to support deepening connection in and amongst individuals and communities. My experience includes workshop and retreat facilitation at conferences, camps, churches, and classrooms. I'm a former early childhood educator, who discovered NVC in 2007 while working in private schools in upstate New York, USA. I was struck at how beneficial this practice was in helping repair disconnection amongst disparate groups within the school system and I've pursued further practice of NVC with the intention of distributing this training more widely. At the heart of my practice of nonviolent communication is the question how do we want to live with one another? I enjoy exploring with communities ways to engage with that question. Through collaborative facilitation, while embodying the form of nonviolent communication, I try to support communities to invent and implement life-enriching whole systems, and practices for restorative justice.

Robert Gonzales
Robert Gonzales

Robert Gonzales’ work, Living Compassion has emerged from a lifetime of inquiry into the intersection between spirituality and human communication. His influences include Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (founder of Nonviolent Communication), Stephen Schwartz (creator of Compassionate Self-Care). Robert received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1989, and was a practicing therapist for many years, offering individual and couples counseling. He met Marshall Rosenberg in 1985 and began teaching NVC in 1986. Robert’s work Living Compassion has evolved as an integration of embodied spirituality and Nonviolent Communication. His trainings offer ways to cultivate daily practices for living life fully, grounded in compassion for one’s self and others.

Azzam Talhami
Azzam Talhami

Azzam Talhami is a Palestinian CNVC Certified Trainer, peace-builder, and mental health advocate. He has trained hundreds of people across the Middle East, Europe and the US in peace-building and Nonviolent Communication (NVC), including at the MidEast International Intensive Training in NVC in Beit Jalla, Palestine. Dedicated to supporting historically conflicting communities towards a just peace, he has trained the students at the Peace Engineers School in Ukraine in sustainable peace and NVC, in partnership with PAX, the Netherlands, with the support of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Azzam founded the NVC Arabic Academy, leading in-person and online classes for Arabic-speaking journalists, psychologists, and aspiring peace-builders across the world, as well as creating programs that train international peace organizations, such as for forumZFD. Devoted to sharing the story of his people through the lens of compassion, his interests as a guest speaker and teacher include deepening the conversation around power and privilege. He has served as an on-camera political analyst, news correspondent, documentary filmmaker, journalist, translator, and war-zone photographer for many Palestinian, Israeli, Russian, and American media outlets. Among these, he has been a translator and Middle East journalist consultant for the AT&T Original Documentary The Volunteers, on Audience Network, as well as writer and reporter for Huffington Post Arabic and Ma’an News Agency. As a means of self-expression, Azzam pours his heart and soul into writing poetry. One of his particularly compelling pieces, What Does Living Under the Occupation Mean? gained attention from peace activists around the world and was translated into English and Hebrew.

Yoram Mosenzon
Yoram Mosenzon

I met NVC in 2001. While being a dancer and a choreographer, in 2008 I decided to stop all my artistic activities in order to have my time and energy fully be dedicated to teaching/living NVC. I teach regularly and nonstop Workshops as well as Year Long Courses nationally and internationally. My focus lies on the Embodiment part of NVC- on Radical Honesty/Radical Empathy. My whole being is focused on my relation to people, while my teaching navigates in the subtle delicacy of figuring out ‘what (the fuck) is going on between and within people’ moment by moment by moment.

Shari Elle
Shari Elle

Shari is a co-founder of NVC in Australia and has offered NVC trainings for almost 20 years. She is inspired by working with people to powerfully and authentically create trust and connection, and transform the quality of relationships. She mentors future NVC trainers, works in organisations, runs a 6 month Peer Leadership Program, holds advanced trainings & coaches one on one. Shari has worked extensively with Dr Marshall Rosenberg and is Certified as an International NVC Trainer with CNVC since 2004.

Roberta Wall
Roberta Wall

Roberta Wall Is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She met Marshall Rosenberg 20 years ago when she was a civil rights lawyer in New York City. Since then, she has shared NVC on five continents over 18 years, in Buddhist monasteries, Palestine, religious Jewish communities throughout Israel, the United Nations, and at numerous retreat centers and communities throughout the world. She brought nonviolent communication to communities as diverse as Eco Me in the West Bank, the United Nations and Plum Village Buddhist Monastery - Upper Hamlet in France. She also has the pleasure of practicing Nvc with her three-year-old grandson and the extinction rebellion in her hometown of Asheville North Carolina in the US.

Camila Reyes
Camila Reyes

Camila Reyes is the initiator of Resuena: Comunicación que conecta vidas, an organization set out on a dream to expand Nonviolent Communication in Colombia so that it becomes part of the day-to-day culture. She is a certified trainer by The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in the US. Camila is committed to building peace and strengthening trust and mutual support among human beings. She has led training programs, addressing the development of relational skills that are essential to comply with the humanitarian missions of the Disappeared Persons Search Unit (UBPD) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Colombia. https://resuenacolombia.com/

Kanya Likanasudh
Kanya Likanasudh

Kanya Likanasudh, MDiv, is based in Thailand where she is a pioneer in spreading Nonviolent Communication. She offers transformational programs in communication, conflict resolution, and coaching across sectors and in prisons. She challenges people with conflicting viewpoints to understand each other deeply which helps them discover creative solutions. Kanya’s joy in life is to create heart-connecting dialogue about power, privilege, and rank. Through humor and playfulness, she helps people use their privilege to create a more equitable world. Kanya combines meditation, body awareness, Nonviolent Communication, Internal Family Systems, the Integral Approach, and Process Work to deepen learning.

Sarah Peyton
Sarah Peyton

Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, constellation facilitator and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. She teaches and lectures internationally, and is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing." She is currently at work on a second book, commissioned by W.W.Norton, on the relational neuroscience of the unconscious contracts that she will be offering in this session.

Shigeko Suzuki and Ken Anno
Shigeko Suzuki and Ken Anno

Shigeko Suzuki and Ken Anno have been involved in introducing NVC in Japan since 2004. They both have been involved in translating and Publishing Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication, a Language of Life” in Japanese and were part of the organizing team of International Intensive Trainings in Japan, in 2014 and 2017. They have participated and assisted in BayNVC leadership program for over 10 years. They continue to collaborate with the members of the NVC community in Japan, to introduce trainers from abroad, as well as share NVC, as CNVC certified trainers themselves.

Irmtraud Kauschat
Irmtraud Kauschat

I grew up in post-war Germany with guilt and shame about our history. NVC supported me to differentiate between guilt/shame and responsibility. It is out of this responsibility and being inspired by Marshall’s work that I chose to share NVC in regions of conflict like Israel/Palestine, Kenya, Ukraine and Somalia to support reconciliation and social change. It is important to me to contribute to a world where everybody’s needs matter, to get to know about the privileges I have and to be curious how I can use them in a collaborative way with people who have less access to resources.

Sudha Shankar
Sudha Shankar

NVC came to me unobtrusively. I ‘stumbled’ upon it in 2009, little imagining what a life-changing event that would be. Within a day of my first training and my encounter with the concept of Needs, I was hooked. Now, more than a decade later, I am excited to be part of a worldwide community, which holds the vision that every life matters, every voice must be heard, and that beyond our opinions and diversities, we can access our shared humanity and compassion. I see the potential of NVC, today more than ever, of helping us focus on what binds us rather than what scatters and separates us.

Franca Onyibor
Franca Onyibor

Franca Onyibor is a CNVC-certified trainer from Nigeria. In 2018 she became the first African leader of an international group of Catholic Sisters called, ‘Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary’. Experiencing civil war in Nigeria, Franca moved from chanting war songs about killing the ‘enemy’ at age 10, to being a champion of nonviolence, supporting Muslims and Christians towards rebuilding communities of trust and peaceful co-existence in Nigeria. Franca has also been introducing NVC for social change in Nigeria, Cameroon and Ethiopia (e.g. coaching, leading with vulnerability, systemic approach, building support systems, enemy image work, forgiveness, decision-making processes, healing) and supports peace between members of her large family of origin. Her vision is to continue to persistently nurture a culture of care, partnership and empowerment within hers and other faith-based organizations. www.mshr.org

Hagit Lifshitz
Hagit Lifshitz

Hagit Lifshitz is a certified trainer From Israel, with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She met Marshall Rosenberg in 1994, while being a police officer, and learned from him during his full-year intensive NVC project with the Israel Police. She has extensive field experience as a mediator, counselor and dialogue facilitator with conflicting groups, including working with Palestinians and Israelis in conflict situations. Hagit had founded, jointly with Roberta Wall, the Mid-East NVC 9 days training for Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals. She also serves as a lead trainer in the Peace Engineers School in Kiev, Ukraine. www.mifgash.org.il

Jim and Jori Manske
Jim and Jori Manske

For more than 41 years, Jim and Jori Manske have been partners both in life and work. As co-creators of peaceworks and radicalcompassion.com, they offer many opportunities to support the integration of NVC consciousness for individuals, groups and organizations. They became Certified Trainers for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (cnvc.org) in 2003 and have been leaders in offering NVC to the world. Jim (as an assessor) and Jori (as a mentor and trainer), support certification candidates and other practitioners who aim to fully integrate NVC into their lives, communities, and the systems they live in. They co-authored Pathways to Liberation (the Matrix) along with two colleagues. It's a self-assessment tool used globally by those seeking to become certified trainers, now translated into 14 languages. Currently living in Haiku, Maui, Jim and Jori contribute as board members for the Network for Nonviolent Communication, including, NVC for the Next Generation, a project that aims to provide NVC training and restorative practices throughout the educational system of Hawai’i. They offer nine Zoom calls each month supporting students around the world, especially in Asia. More information at radicalcompassion.com.

Ceridwen Buckmaster
Ceridwen Buckmaster

Ceridwen Buckmaster is a Certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication, mediator and writer. She works in cooperative organizations, activist and community groups and with individuals. She supports people to build systems and skills for transforming conflict. She has been supporting the Conflict Transformation Weave in the UK since 2016. Her goal is to nurture into being supportive, aspiring communities through creative practices and nonviolence. She is fascinated by the question How do we Unite? She loves writing and cold water swimming. Please visit here: http://madetobe.company/

Sarah Dekker and Nic Burnand
Sarah Dekker and Nic Burnand

Nic Burnand Nic was born in South Africa, and currently lives in the North of Belgium. He has travelled the world, exploring different inner transformation and communication practices. His focus as a teacher and therapist is offering workshops and retreats to support people through deeply transformative inner journeys. He combines inner parts processes(I.F.S.) and unified mindfulness with Nonviolent communication to form a powerful trio that support living more authentically and free. Sarah Dekker Sarah Dekker is passionate about integrating Nonviolent Communiction (NVC) with embodied spirituality. Her workshops offer ways to cultivate daily practices for living life fully and authentically, deeply grounded in compassion for one’s self and others. Sarah’s interest in individual and collective trauma healing has had her exploring Dyad meditation, Internal Family Systems, Mondo Zen, Gender Equity & Reconciliation training, Breathwork & Trauma Release Systems, Enneagram and other modalities.

Magiarí Díaz
Magiarí Díaz

I’m the first certified trainer from Venezuela! My passion for NVC came from living and working in the midst of violent conflict and a humanitarian crisis in my homeland. When sharing NVC I intend to integrate body, heart and mind through embodied self-expression. I have an MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation from Innsbruck University (Austria) and I’m currently completing a MSc in Psychology at the University of Reading (England). I’m a translator and interpreter focused on peace and conflict work.

Olga Nguyen
Olga Nguyen

Olga Nguyen is a CNVC certified trainer, using NVC to support families and organisations such as the Perinatal Medical Centre (Moscow), Weleda (Moscow), and the Institute for Peace and Common Ground (Kyiv, Ukraine) - since 2007. She has been mentoring NVC trainers - since 2011, and supporting global audiences in the UK, Ireland, Malaysia, Ukraine and Russia. Olga is also an expert on the panel of experts for SPPM, Russia (Union for Professional Support of Mothers), and wasa keynote speaker and panel member at conferences such as: the SPPM online conference for professional support for mothers; “Wear a Hug ” - an Irish Conference for young families; the Baby Carrying Event at Johor Bahru, Malaysia; and the Baby Carrying Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hategekimana Dunia
Hategekimana Dunia

Dunia lives in Kigali, Rwanda where he met Marshall Rosenberg in 1993. Since then he has been learning Nonviolent communication and sharing the language of life in numerous IIT's and workshops around the world. Fifteen years ago he started relearning the elders' life-sustaining wisdom: hearing with true heart so to recover the hidden abundance of life. He facilitates small communities dialogue and coaches empathic listening ( re: listening to the "world's demands) to young entrepreneurs. He is passionate in serving and saving sovereign seeds. Drawing lessons from the wonder of nature, the African philosophy and practice: Ubuntu, Sankofa and Gacaca, his experience of working closely with Marshall and coordinating Africa project Dunia paves ways to deeper resources for healing people, community, nation and the world.

Frank Gaschler
Frank Gaschler

I am a CNVC certified trainer and assessor in the certification process of the CNVC. My current passion revolves around the 4 life themes: To be welcome - without having to do anything for it, to have a space for which I can also stand up, to be held in trust instead of having to control and be alive instead of fulfilling others' life dreams. My passion is to experiment with NVC outside the box, far away from the boundaries of words and language. Therefore I like to concentrate on intuition, empathic presence and body language. My social change project "Giraffe Dream" aims at introducing and spreading NVC in kindergartens and primary schools. This program has become the biggest social change project in this field. I live with Gundi, my wife, near Munich, Germany. Visit me on www.freiekommunikation.de

Yumi Kikuchi
Yumi Kikuchi

Yumi Kikuchi was Born and raised in Tokyo and currently lives in Hawaii. Yumi is a published author and translator. As a peace and environment advocate, she first tasted NVC from Miki Kashtan at the 2nd Global Summit for Ministry and Department of Peace in Canada in 2006, then participated in the BayNVC Leadership Program from 2010 to 2017. She has become Connection Practice Trainer in 2014 whose integral part is empathy. After seeing transformation of so many in her courses, she now believes more peaceful world is possible If enough of us acquire NVC consciousness and practice connection: Empathy +Insight = Connection connectionpractice.com

Myra Walden
Myra Walden

Myra Walden is certified with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and has shared NVC since 2000. She holds a master's degree in clinical psychology. Myra developed Needs-Based Therapy, the application of NVC to psychotherapy practice. She has applied NVC to psychotherapy for 20 years.

Paul Kahawatte
Paul Kahawatte

Paul is an experienced facilitator, mediator and trainer, focusing on supporting groups through conflict, tricky decision making and the process of developing their systems. His work with transformative processes and systems is grounded in the deep principles of NVC, Restorative Circles and Convergent Facilitation. He also draws on other approaches and practices, including the martial art Aikido. His work is focused on supporting projects, communities and organisations working for social and ecological justice and a world that works for all. Paul is passionate about the full spectrum of Nonviolence and NVC, from the ways it can support our inner worlds, to the larger social transformations it can contribute to. He loves music, walking and being in nature, and hanging out with his friends and loved ones. He lives in Stroud, England.

Mika Maniwa
Mika Maniwa

Mika Maniwa is a Japanese Canadian certified trainer based in Vancouver. She has been teaching NVC and leading practice groups for over 15 years. She shares the relational language of NVC with information about our nervous systems to help people cultivate more self-compassion, resilience, and warm community. She has been exploring how NVC can be used to share power and address issues of social location and trauma to support stronger relationships between people within organizations. As a master of violent communication, she is constantly learning how to "be NVC" without the jargon. She enjoys working with multicultural groups and is interested in what is needed to create safety and trust between people across power differences. “I love creating spaces where the wisdom of the group can emerge. I'm interested in how our nervous systems react to one another when there is perceived threat and mistrust; and what is needed to build bridges.”

Jeyanthy Siva
Jeyanthy Siva

Jeyanthy Siva Sri Lanka/ Netherlands My work is rooted in principles of Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, deepened through de-colonial lens and an understanding of domination systems and how they facilitate systemic oppression (i.e. white supremacy, ableism, transphobia, etc). Systems of domination display themselves in both visible and invisible ways. In some contexts, the invisible ways are most pernicious. Authentic living and transformative & compassionate communication becomes possible when these systems are made explicit. My current focus is facilitating & training groups to address issues of inclusion, equity, diversity as well as anti-racism training. When requested, I offer conflict mediation training and coaching as well as doing mediation & restorative circle dialogues to support individuals and groups to work through conflicts. For 20 plus years, I did training in Nonviolent Communication in different parts of the world (see below). I have skills in areas of conflict transformation and dialogue, restorative and transformative justice, facilitation (team retreats, project planning, caucus’), gender and social inclusion & community engagement. For more information: https://communication-matters.net/about/about/

Yuko and Go Goto
Yuko and Go Goto

Go and Yuko are passionate explorer of wholeness and aliveness, having spent a lifetime integrating the essence of various paths of spiritual and personal development, including Nonviolent Communication, Internal Family Systems, Process Work, Family Constellations , and Nonduality.

Judy Bleil Saruhan
Judy Bleil Saruhan

With over 10 years of experience in Nonviolent Communication, Judy is one of six CNVC Certified Trainers in Turkey. While Judy offers workshops in English and Turkish to organisations, NGOs and private groups, she also leads yearlong, deepening and mentoring programs for individuals interested in developing their skills and those considering becoming certified. She also offers private one-on-one empathy sessions or empathic coaching to individuals who are looking for support, clarity, self-connection and concrete ways to make progress towards what matters to them most. Judy is a founding member for the Nonviolent Communication Association (Şiddetsiz Iletişim Derneği aka Si-Der) in Turkey. She is currently on the Board and focused on projects related to NVC in Education. She has been a presenter at the 2016 Changemakers in Education Summit organized by Ashoka Turkey and Another School is Possible Foundation (BBOM); as well as, a workshop leader at the 2017 Annual CEESA Educators Conference in Bulgaria. In 2018 she was part of the trainer team for the ”Participation and Peace in the Classroom” joint project between BBOM and Si-Der that was funded by the Sabancı Foundation and she co-led the “Life Enriching Education'' program with Vivet Alevi and Gizem Alav Şapçı. Continuing her ties and contribution to Ashoka Turkey and Another School is Possible Foundation (BBOM), in 2019 she was invited to be a guest speaker for another event called “Making Room For Feelings: in schools. Judy also enjoys working with trainers around the world to enrich NVC in Turkey. She collaborated with Sura Hart and colleagues in Turkey to realize the Turkish version of “The No Fault Zone” game; with Jean Morrison to offer “Grok-it” in Turkish; as well as, with Francois Beausoliel to share “The Blame Free State” in Turkey.

Festival trainers

Whale jumping out of the water

Bring your whole self

With all that is important to your heart

From the core of NVC

we learn,

If we wish now to

collectively

Navigate

To freedom, safety

and abundance for all

The coordinates are inside each of us.

Our capacity to listen inwards,

deeply and consistently +

The extent in which are able to

fully express ourselves in community

=The power to rise together and co-create

the life-supporting world we are longing for.

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