I care about what comes out of our minds and our mouth and the impact it has.
I care about the everyday stuff between us and how to make it work.
I care deeply about small shifts in our communication that can bring long-lasting changes to our collective wellbeing.
And more than anything I care about how we can support each other on the journey of raising children, and my work and life’s mission is to support parents on their journey.
My own NVC journey started with the beginning of my motherhood journey in 2010, and has been my practice since, at home and outside of it. I am grateful to all the trainers who inspire and support me. My children remain my greatest teachers.
I work mainly with parents and teachers in Europe and NZ as a coach, mediator and facilitator. I support parents in finding ways of communicating that allow connection and collaboration.
I hold a PhD in sociolinguistics, and have worked in academia doing research on conflict and peacemaking in education settings, taught in ECE programmes and co-created a programme for Provisional Admission students. I have supported ECE teachers in bringing NVC into their centre. I am also a member of Neufeld Institute Poland, and my work with parents and families is additionally informed by the relational-developmental approach of Dr Gordon Neufeld.
You can read more about me and my work here: www.annabanas.co.nz
To get in touch please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org