Developing kindness and compassion for self and others helps us to create meaningful and caring relationships and live happier, healthier lives.
– creator of The Compassion Lounge
Compassionate Communication or Nonviolent Communication has become a way of life for me. It’s a way of connecting with others with more intimacy and authenticity, a way of being able to stay present with people and with myself, through the hard times as well as the joyful times. NVC has been instrumental in my healing and growth and sharing this with others through workshops and coaching is what I most love to do.
This work has been absolutely transformational for me, which is why I’m now so passionate about sharing it with other people.
Meghan Kurts-Forrester – Evohe Skin Care
When Meghan Kurts-Forrester, the founder and CEO of EVOHE – an ethical skincare company, first started The Compassion Process, she was in a very dark place and struggling to cope with all the curve balls that life was throwing at her.
Through developing a practice of self-compassion, learning more effective communication skills, and working to transform her inner critic into her inner best friend, Meghan is now a much happier, stronger and more resilient person.
Filippa has guided me through so many big experiences in my life. As a wilderness guide, I wouldn’t want anyone else walking beside me.
Strong Inner Critic?
Research has shown that people with a strong inner critic, high shame, or low self-esteem have much lower health and success outcomes. Learn processes for working with your inner critic and becoming your own best friend. How you talk to yourself has a direct effect on how you relate to others. Befriend yourself and transform your life. Take my online “Transform Your Inner Critic” Course and/or book in for some personal Inner Critic Transformation 1-1 coaching sessions.
Not sure of your Purpose?
As a Master Core Gift Facilitator, Filippa can guide you through a core gift discovery process. We are each born with our own unique core gift – this is our offering to the world that we can share with others. Our core gift is shaped by our life experiences. Knowing your Core Gift can provide focus to your sense of purpose and support you in your decision making as to your path forward through life. Book a 90-minute Core Gift Discovery process by clicking on the button below.
Compassionate Communication gives you a clear way to communicate effectively with others with more authenticity, deeper connection, and increased understanding. Gain a clear understanding of the underlying needs that drive human behaviour and ways to hear people’s true intentions no matter how they are communicating. Learn a simple 4-step communication model that will support you to be a more empowered communicator, resolve conflicts more peacefully and develop stronger boundaries.
Compassion Coaching with Filippa Araki
Transform your inner and outer worlds and step into being more of who you really want to be in your life.
Through The Compassion Process, you can learn and develop skills in
- Self Compassion
- Emotional Intelligence
- Compassionate Communication
- Compassionate Boundaries
- Peaceful Conflict Resolution
When we engage our heart and intuition along with our heads, we can live and communicate with more coherence. Change starts from within and your heart is the key.
Are you ready to prioritise self care?
Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Stress, anxiety and depression are programs that our bodies and brains have developed to try and keep us safe in the world. They indicate that we are strongly out of alignment with our core values and purpose, and that we are stuck in survival mode.
When we can learn to slow down enough, turn gently and compassionately towards the pain, and catch the habitual thoughts that keep these old programs running, we can break the circuit, get out of survival mode and start living a life of passion and purpose more aligned with how we truly want to be in the world.
The practices in The Compassion Process have been found to subdue anger and increase courage and resilience to depression and anxiety.
“The beauty of Filippa’s work is that she creates this amazing, safe and contained and held space for whatever comes up.”
“Filippa and Alistair do such a good job of taking difficult information and applying it to real world situations, in a helpful and supportive space.”
“Filippa has got a depth of heart and compassion that is quite remarkable.”
“I’ve come out the other side (of the Inner Critic process) understanding more about what’s motivating me.”
Belinda Rennie’s 2nd time experience
“The course gave me a sense that it was safe to drop into my body and experience where those feelings were and then express from a different place rather than where I used to express from.”
“Filippa has guided me through so many big experiences. As a wilderness guide, I wouldn’t want anyone else walking beside me.”
– Natural Menopause Help
Belinda Rennie is a qualified Nutritionist and smartDNA practitioner with a Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Applied Science. Her practice, Natural Menopause, is based in the lush hills of Currumbin Valley on the Gold Coast where she lives with her partner and enjoys the comings and goings of her young adult daughters.
the beauty of Filippa’s work is that she creates this amazing, safe and contained and held space, for whatever comes up. In that safe space, she really creates this beautiful, compassionate, caring, and very guiding and direct experience for us. – Belinda Rennie (naturalmenopausehelp.com)
“I experienced profound results with Compassionate Communication in my personal relationship and was very fortunate to have Filippa support my partner and I directly with this process. We continue to use it as the base for all of our communication, especially the “tricky” stuff.
I soon realised that on a business level, Compassionate Communication could benefit my whole team and so I asked Filippa to run a weekly series with my staff. I soon noticed a more conscious connection in how we communicated with each other, and there was a level of clarity that we had never had before. Now, when issues arise, we have a clear course of action through using NVC techniques and resolutions can be found naturally and easily.
I believe the practice of conscious, compassionate communication can change our world from the ground up.”
Meghan Kurts-Forrester, CEO, evohe.com.au
Powerful for resolving blocks
“I highly recommend this process and have found it very powerful for understanding and resolving blocks in communication. ”
Dr Christina Houen, PhD.
Author and Editor
Safe and Supportive
“I was impressed by Filippa’s thorough preparation and expertise as a teacher. Her Compassionate Communication classes provided a very safe and supportive environment. It was both a learning and fun experience, and I’d definitely recommend Filippa’s courses.”
Dr John McAndrew, PhD. UK
“I have completed the ‘Dissolving Enemy Images’, and the ‘Compassionate Communication 2 day training in NVC’, the culmination of these experiences has been a life changing journey. Filippa provides an unwaveringly safe space to explore concepts that reframe the foundations of the way we think and feel, and how we can take responsibility for our needs and they way we communicate. In these workshops we entered a vulnerable and transformational space, brimming with new knowledge and insight into the way we perceive our thoughts and feelings, the feelings of others, how to navigate where these intersect, and the way we relate, love, share and be with one another. Filippa holds a steady and deeply compassionate space for participants to learn vital communication and relating skills, gaining pivotal tools that reshape the way we interact with our internal landscape and others. This training has provided foundations for life long journey of self-understanding and communication, already greatly impacting my relationship with myself, my friends and family.”
Hannah Bradbury, Gold Coast Australia
Workshop Participants say …
“I am so satisfied with how this course was presented. Filippa has an engaging and nurturing teaching style. … I felt very comfortable, supported and engaged. … I loved everything about the course..”
“Totally satisfied. I felt valued and respected and included. … I liked the way Filippa presented in such a straight-forward, open, relaxed, simple and honest manner.”
“I have learnt a life skill that will totally change the way I communicate with myself and others. Filippa listened to my questions and gave practical, empathic suggestions and skills to help me understand the process and its flow.”
“This training has given me the tools and the path to have a deep and honest internal dialogue with myself. It has enabled me to be gentle with myself and also with every other person I interact with.”
“I felt very comfortable, supported and engaged. Filippa allowed people the space to talk and express what was going on for them. In facilitating the training, she gave the perfect amount of guidance – never pushy – never judgemental, never shaming – just perfect, gentle guidance.”
“Filippa was extremely sensitive to dealing with questions and concerns. Being one of the slower members of the group, I could easily have expected to not have my needs met – but the reverse happened. Without slowing the whole group down, she was able to see everyone’s needs were met – excellent teacher.”
“I would just like to thank you for arriving in my life at a very pivotal point. Your strong message and belief in compassionate communication and its potential as a life changer has really inspired me to think more about what is important in my life as well as to focus more on engaging with my emotional self. I have already seen some positive developments in my relationships with others and I can slowly let go of a cluttered mind, to one of peace and clarity.”
“Filippa has a very warm and caring approach and because she shared her personal experiences freely, this developed a bond with participants that contributed greatly to the effectiveness of the course.”
“Sharing of personal thoughts and feelings is a challenge and not encouraged in everyday life; thus, it is a credit to Filippa’s approach and high standards that this was done in a safe and confidential way.”
“I felt very comfortable and connected. Filippa managed to create a very safe space for us all to share. I am not sure how she created such an intimate space between a group of (mostly) strangers, yet she did! I think what really made the difference is that Filippa embodied the work, spoke openly with her own examples, and was really an example of a goal to reach. It was a course that definitely met my needs and expectations for growth, connection, fun, learning and so much more!”
Really beautifully organised and delivered. Well-timed, calm, clear, inclusive, diversely and originally delivered with great resources in a dynamic way. Fun and engaging. Filippa’s vulnerability, sharing , generosity, flexibility and relaxed style was really enjoyable.