Our quest for meaning is urged upon us by our sense of life. Each person is a living world of longing. Behind your image, role, personality, and deeper than your thoughts, there is a pulse or desire that sustains you in the world. All your thoughts feelings and actions arise from a secret source within you which desires life. This is where your sense of life is rooted.
(Eternal Echoes/Exploring Our Hunger To Belong)
"I am still absorbing the deep personal impact and implications of this workshop. Although initially feeling nervous with anticipation, from the moment of arrival I felt welcomed and safe. Within this tangible presence of love and acceptance, I experienced unexpected moments of deep sadness and even some inner confusion and distress that was met with understanding, tenderness and compassion-this led to feelings of relief and even glimpses of joy!
Suffice to say it left me longing to know and be involved in more opportunities to connect with people through NVC/Compassionate Communication and a wish to share this experience with others."
"Wow, what a lovely day we experienced together!
I am always amazed at how everything flows so easily, how nourished I feel as soon as I arrive, and always so excited by the teachings.
My feedback is simply how wonderful it was, how grateful I am and how I hope you continue to grow this work in Stroud and beyond. It is so easy to go through life and kind of "forget" this whole movement. People need this training in their lives - it should be mandatory!"
"I have been training and practicing NVC for over 10 years in London.When I came to Clare’s workshop “Beauty& Patience" I was looking to broaden and deepen my engagement with this life enhancing journey.
I was not disappointed.
Her natural easy going manner allowed me to find my ease from the outset and encouraged me to reach into my own strength. Clare is a professional, sensitive mindful, facilitator.
Her style is refreshingly straightforward and she clearly lives the courage of vulnerability that is perhaps the heart of NVC. The day was full of joy and I came away with a sense of nourishment and gratitude."
AT WAR WITH LIFE
FROM SEEKING TO BEING
BEAUTY AND PATIENCE
The most important thing that NVC has given me is the possibility of choice. I have learnt to mediate my inner experience and my reactions to life in such a way that I can live more fully according to the values I hold dear. I did not want to repeat the pattern of alcohol dependence and physical violence that is in my line of ancestry. Instead, I can approach the suffering I experience when life expresses itself in ways that are painful for me and soothe myself with the balm of compassion, and gently communicate with those around me, when possible, to let them know what I need for my wellbeing.
I have been integrating NVC into my life for ten years and I am a Certified Trainer with The Centre For Nonviolent Communication Founded by Marshall Rosenberg PhD. My background is that I was born and raised in Southern Ireland. My father was a violent alcoholic, and I loved him so much and wanted him to love me. This, mostly, wasn't possible for him.
I have had a lifelong question - what happened to my father that this was the only way he could tell us he was in pain and what could have been done to support him and to restore peace in our home.? I have similar questions about my cultural background. And so I am now dedicating my life to living and teaching Nonviolent Communication, which for me brings the answers I am hungry for. I have chosen a path of doing things differently to what I witnessed as a child, the ancestral line of violence stops with me to the best of my ability in any given moment. I am my father's daughter, I sense his passion and beauty in me and I am grateful for any resilience I may have in this life which is partly inherited from my loving mother who stayed to take care of me and my six siblings. I sense both my parents with me every step of the way. They did not have the resources or support they needed. I am now resourcing myself and sharing what I am learning as I go.
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