2017 USA Los Angeles IIT


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Sarah Peyton
Sarah offers trainings focused on learning and using resonant language to transform the brain. She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with the healing potential of Nonviolent Communication's verbal and non-verbal empathy. She is delighted by the self-compassion that arises from understanding how language and resonance change our brains, heal trauma and give us new energy, well-being and choice. She teaches and lectures internationally, teaches communication at the college level, and she has been published in North America and Europe on NVC and IPNB. Her work focuses on how we hear and understand one another, effective ways to connect hearts, and developing self-compassion and clarity. Her passion is watching people's self-understanding deepen into warmth.
Katherine Singer
She experienced the Korean War at the age of five, and for a long time Katherine has felt a deep commitment to bringing about a world that is peaceful both within and without, by resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner. In 1970, she moved to the United States, and, in 1997, met Marshall Rosenberg. Later, she became an NVC trainer and assessor. Presently, she is serving CNVC as president of the board. Katherine introduced NVC to South Korea in 2003 and founded the Korean Center for NVC in 2006. Now, aided by 5 full-time staff, 5 certified trainers, 20 yet-to-be-certified trainers, and many volunteers, she is relating to many aspects of Korean society in her work. The 120 members of the NVC-Based Mediators’ Association in Korea (many of them trained by John Kinyon) are serving in courts, schools, and police departments. Katherine’s hope is to contribute to resolving the conflicts between North and South Korea peacefully with this trained team of mediators. Her main topics in trainings are how to apply NVC in deep healing, social issues, and power dynamics.
Jim & Jori Manske
married and working together for over 30 years, share the intentions to cooperate together in the great adventure of life, to openly and honestly share their deepest thoughts and feelings, and to honor and accept each other with ever-increasing ability. These intentions continue to frame not only their relationship together, but also all their relationships and work.
As co-creators of peaceworks, they offer training, mediation, facilitation, organizational development, consulting and mentoring. They have been working with a variety of businesses, community groups, government, NGO's, private groups and individuals since 1971.
They each have certifications as Trainers, Mediators, and Facilitators, as well as certifications in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and individually have degrees in Communication (Jim) and Social Work (Jori).
In June 2008, they completed their year and a half term as inaugural leaders of the Global Community Circle (GCC) for The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), supporting the growth and well-being of communities in the worldwide CNVC network.
They were founding members of the New Mexico Network for Nonviolent Communication. and have contributed directly to many emerging NVC communities worldwide. Jori also served as Interim Director of CNVC from January 2006 until May 2007, on the CNVC Board of Directors for 3 years, as founding board member of Comienzos (a program for jail inmates and staff), and serves on the Advisory Committee for NVC Academy. http://comienzos.org/
Radical Compassion
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Mary Mackenzie
is the author of Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion, co-founder of the NVC Academy, an online school for learning Nonviolent Communication; executive director of Peace Workshop, International, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting practical methods for living nonviolently; and Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication through the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Mary brings extensive experience in creating and maintaining collaborative organizations and partnerships, finding a way forward that values all needs even in challenging group decision-making processes, balancing efficiency and heartfelt connection, and living authenticity and spiritual depth in all interactions.
Mary’s guiding vision is to help people learn concrete, practical tools for living peacefully day-to-day. She believes that if each of us steps up to the plate to transform our own negative behaviors and thought patterns we can create world peace, one heart at a time. Her workshops, retreats, organizational development, group facilitation, public speaking engagements, and personal daily life reflect this passion.