We were introduced to NVC by a colleague approximately seven years ago and since this time have been on an ongoing journey of exploring the principles of NVC and embedding them in both our personal and professional lives. The knowledge and growth we have experienced (and continue to experience) has indeed enriched our relationship and our lives in many ways. We are now able to more fully embrace our own humanity, times of conflict are less stressful, we are kinder and more gentle on ourselves when we do “indeed” make mistakes and have deeper empathy for ourselves and others.
We have had the privilege to meet some wonderful NVC trainers during our journey who have had valuable input in our lives. We attended foundational weekend workshops and a couples weekend workshop with Wayne Prince & Deb Hipperson. Then while we were visiting our youngest son in England we participated in a two day retreat facilitated by Gina Lawrie and spent a day with Bridget Belgrave having 1:1 training in Dance Floors. We have also attended a NVC sessions in Seattle and regularly connect with Sura Hart by Skype and email. We also enjoyed spending time with Sura during a visit to Seattle.
We have been delivering NVC workshops, small group sessions and 1:1 consultations over the past six years. We have worked alongside, families, professionals in community agencies, social workers, at risk parents, small groups in churches and teachers in schools both within Auckland and the Waikato. We also have worked alongside families with children with disabilities and mental health difficulties assisting them to be able to clearly express their needs, feelings and make requests when in meetings with professionals. Often these meetings are emotionally overwhelming for them and utilising the skills of NVC reduces their anxiety and their voice is heard.
A central tool that we use within our workshops, small group sessions and consultations is the “No Fault Zone Game”. We have found the No Fault Zone Game to be extremely valuable and an effective technique that assists in bringing alive the key principles of NVC in a practical and tangible way. Due to the success we experienced with using the No Fault Zone Game, we connected with Sura Hart who co-designed the game with Victoria Kindle Hodson. Through this connection we had the opportunity to gain the licence to sell and distribute the No Fault Zone Game in NZ and Australia. Sura Hart has also agreed to be our mentor and provide coaching for us. The No-Fault Zone Game can be viewed on our website: https://authenticnvc.com
Phone numbers to contact us are Peter: 0272481007 Sandra: 0212481010:
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