Founder of the Compassion Lounge
Through decades of personal questing and growth, I have gained personal experience of the radical difference that conscious communication skills make in relating to self, others and the environment.
Mother of two, educator for over 30 years, and an internationally certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), I love to support others’ journeys towards living more lightly on the Earth in connected and sustainable communities.
My background, teachers and influences
NVC or Compassionate Communication was really my awakening into a richer, more nourishing, and more heartfelt life. NVC gave me the scaffolding to gently abseil down out of my head and into my heart and my body, and it supported me to transform my relationship with myself, my loved ones, and ultimately, how I felt in the world.
So it was only natural that I would start to teach and share the skills and processes that have made such a wonderful difference to my life. I have been running workshops and doing coaching in Compassionate Communication and Self Compassion since 2014
I am also a certified Core Gift Discovery™ Master Facilitator and am equally passionate about supporting people to get clear about their passions and purpose in life.
Additionally, I have trained with Professor Paul Gilbert (Compassion Focused Therapy), Dr Gabor Mate (Compassionate Inquiry) and Jo Kennedy (Focusing Institute of Australia).
I have delved into and incorporate the work of Dr Dan Siegel, Brene Brown, Stephen Porges & Deb Dana (polyvagal theory), Bessel van der Kolk, Rick Hanson, Tara Brach, and Kristen Neff (Self Compassion) among others.
Are You Ready to Find Freedom in Your Life?
I’d love to help you make a difference through meaningful connection with yourself, your family and your community.