Gina Lawrie, UK
Gina has a background in psychology, social work, leadership and organisation development. She has been a certified trainer since 1997, has trained on several IITs and she is one of the assessors for trainer certification with CNVC. Based in Surrey, UK, Gina enjoys belonging and contributing to a worldwide network. Gina introduced NVC in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and has supported the developing teams in those countries as well as elsewhere. She may be best known in the NVC community for jointly creating the NVC Dance Floors with Bridget Belgrave. This method for sharing and practicing NVC is now translated into seven languages.
Visit Gina’s website at: www.ginalawrie.co.uk
Sylvia Haskvitz, USA
Sylvia has been a CNVC Certified Trainer since 1989, one of the first 20 certified trainers. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 1983 and North American Certification Assessor and member of the newly formed Candidate Certification Council. Combining two of her passions, she authored Eat by Choice, Not by Habit, an NVC based book applying this consciousness and language to our bodies and food. Contributing author to Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves with a chapter titled ‘Enemy Images’ based on her year and a half facilitation of a weekly dialogue group with Arabs and Jews in San Francisco, CA during the Oslo Accords. Sylvia is passionate about self-discovery and finds the enneagram a valuable tool along with NVC.
She enjoys working with people new to NVC, supporting couples and families on their journey together and with those wanting to offer training themselves. She has worked around the globe in business, in the community and with individuals looking to live in alignment with their values.
As one of her clients says, “Sylvia cares about what goes into your mouth and what comes out of it.”
Visit Sylvia’s website at: Eatbychoice.net
Kirsten Kristensen, Denmark
Kirsten is a family therapist, supervisor, mediator and CNVC certified trainer. She has worked for 20 years with economics and production planning, along with taking trainings in self-development and meditation, and since 1994 she is devoting her working life to support others in personal development. In 1998 she met Marshall and Nonviolent Communication and found that NVC was adding a very deep and life-changing dimension to her work as a therapist, especially in how we grow our relational competencies. Having spent more than 100 days together with Marshall, she is a big fan of the way he lived and shared spirituality. In 2004 she served as a trainer in IIT for the first time, and since then has shared NVC internationally and leads year-long NVC trainings in two countries as well as serves as a consultant and supervisor for institutions and organizations. She also publishes NVC books in Danish. Her passion is supporting the healing in each of us that will allow NVC communities to thrive, and contributing to us having the skills to go closer to conflicts and serve as a third side. Since 2008 Kirsten is serving as a mentor for several people working towards CNVC certification.
Visit Kirsten’s website at: kommunikationforlivet.dk
Shona Cameron, Scotland
For the last ten years, Shona has been bringing NVC into her work as an educational Psychologist. Shona writes: “I first came into contact with NVC in 2003 and since that time I have dedicated my life to learning, growing and sharing which I do so now from my home in Edinburgh, Scotland. I work as a psychologist in schools and enjoy building connections with children of all ages. Supporting empathy and building schools full of joy and learning and moving towards my vision of Relationship Based Schools. Shona is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and also HCPC registered. Her website: www.withunity.co.uk
Sabine Geiger, Germany and USA
Sabine is certified by CNVC. For more information, visit her website at www.sabinegeiger.com