What can I possibly write that will touch your heart, inspire you and move you to see how deeply I love NVC?
I so wish I would know how to give you even just a little taste of the magic that NVC has brought to my life.
I find it so incredibly beautiful and challenging to relate- There is so much happening when another human being is in front of me. I become most alive when there is transparency and honesty between us. With NVC I learned how to create safety for myself and others to be able to be transparent. This is the door that creates the connection and closeness I most long for. NVC is my toolkit for HOW TO LOVE. It supports me to see human beings in their intentions that are driving every step we take.
My path with NVC started 6 years ago when I was feeling lost in how to connect with my partner, trying to make clear what is important to me and understand what’s going on for him. After reading Marshall’s book I was deeply inspired, and I started following and assisting courses with Connecting2Life. It was (and continue to be) a journey of self-discovery: I experienced the deep nourishment that comes from authentic connections with others and a new closeness and clarity within myself.
My aim is to bring learning and inspiration through my own embodiment of NVC, living empathy and honesty within the group and offering a variety of practices that invites the experience of NVC.
Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish
I knew NVC for a few years but after a big personal crisis I decided to follow the Basic Course. I e-mailed Daisy before the course started and the e-mails I got back already gave me such a big feeling of safety and trust. I grew up in a safe and harmonious environment but my crisis made me suddenly feel so extremely unsafe and deeply alone. I lost all my trust in myself and the world. Daisy helped me to find the connection with myself and with my needs and empathize with my own story that wanted to be heard. This course helped me to get out of my deepest darkness by learning how to give space to everything that was alive in me. In a private session with Daisy I shared my deepest fears, shames and also guilt with her while she was present and listened empathetically. It’s so incredibly powerful to be heard… I experienced so much acceptance, love and compassion from Daisy, I feel extremely grateful for this experience with her! In this constantly changing journey we call life I now not only know but also feel that there’s a compassionate community called NVC to help me feel safe and that I fully want to be part of that community!
Working with you, Daisy, has been and still is so transformational for me. It is helping me come closer and closer to myself and who I want to be. I love how you combine NVC with IFS. I find them both so powerful! I love your presence. I find it so soft and gentle and I feel so safe with you. Whenever I look at your face, especially when sharing something vulnerable, there is so much openness, understanding and compassion. And I trust I can tell you my honesty, which is normally so so challenging for me. With you, I have a space to practice sharing what is alive in me, even when it feels scary. I know and trust that every session I have with you, whether I am consciously aware of it or not, is creating important shifts within myself. I already see those shifts in my daily life. Thank you for the gift of YOU.
Daisy’s authenticity and courage to show vulnerability played a big part in my deciding to join the Basic course, and soon turned out to be an integral part of her embodiment of the NVC teachings. From the beginning, her sincere way of teaching brought me a safe feeling and atmosphere to explore my own thoughts, feelings and needs and to connect with the others, learn and experiment together. NVC’s teachings and Daisy’s way of translating them with lightness into everyday situations and challenges have had an immediate impact on both my personal relations and my inner state of mind, for which I’m truly grateful.
I have had the chance to participate in the online Basic Course. I feel deeply grateful for the knowledge, kindness and enthusiasm that shines through Daisy’s teaching. It feels delightful and sincere. It helped me learn and improve my NVC practices and this course has inspired me to continue the adventure of learning NVC.