Pain brought me to NVC (conflicts with myself, others and a “painful childhood”). I was 22 years old when I read Marshall B. Rosenberg’s book.
I remember feeling deeply moved. I was lucky to meet and work intensively with him right away.
At first, I thought NVC would help me with my « communication skills », I was and still am amazed to see 17 years later, how deeper it goes into unraveling different layers within myself and with others.
Approaching and listening to my own pain (grieve, insecurity, depression, anger …) helped me being at ease and intimate with the pain of others and seeing it as a direct pathway to something precious, longings that want to come to life.
This became what I would dedicate my life to: A «pain specialist”.
I teach NVC since 10 years in France and was invited by Yoram Mosenzon 4 years ago to join connecting2life.
I also specialize in accompanying people in 1 on 1 sessions and in mediation (couples, families, company’s teams…).
People refer to my teachings as energetic, full of humor as well as connecting with depth and vulnerability.
I am honored to be on this path as a certified NVC trainer, I find it the most supportive way to keep on learning and embodying this art of living.
I believe Oriane shares NVC with amazing care and passion. I liked her rhythm, the balance between theory and practice. She shares NVC principles with such clarity that I leave this weekend with a deep understanding of what was covered. I learned a lot and got very inspired. A week has passed already and big changes occurred in the sphere of relationship in my life. Today I could speak up in front of a large group within a conflict situation. I spoke from my heart, sticking to NVC principles (such as taking responsibility for my feelings, for example), people were touched, it made a big difference. I am amazed how such a big impact 2 days of workshop have made on me and my life.
I feel lighter since this weekend. Something changed in me. A different energy, an understanding of what I was missing in my life. I even miss your voice! I have done loads of self-development workshops in my life, but what I experienced this weekend makes sense to me! Welcoming my feelings and needs in the moment helps me feel very connected to myself, very real.
Thank you for showing yourself so vulnerably the whole weekend, sharing your doubts and self–judgments. So authentic! It helped me acknowledge my own vulnerability, I guess I was a bit stuck in a super perfect spiritual version of myself. I could welcome and even have fun with my own judgments and start being interested in what they have to tell me.
From session one with Oriane I remembered two things that helped me tremendously: 1/ “It’s the body that guides me”, which was very crucial for me at that time, to build trust in the signals my body sends me. 2/ “All the thoughts that bring pain in me, I can welcome them”, that was revolutionary for me. I had tried all my life to fight with my thoughts and make them disappear! I had a very strong need to reconcile with myself and Oriane put me on the way.
This mediation turned out to be a real platform for us to be heard in a safe way. It helped us open up topics that were left unsolved despite of 4 years of therapy together (non NVC based). The situation we were in was very delicate – a break up. Oriane reformulated each of us with great respect and with what I experienced as real compassion. I was surprised to hear my ex-husband say that he felt deeply heard for the first time in his life.
I can’t recall the amount of times these last years that I’ve felt fascinated and inspired watching Oriane practice her art. Lately I’ve had the opportunity to witness her mediating two persons that were very angry at each other. I was amazed to see her navigating through this delicate dialogue. With her way of listening and her soft and intuitive way of guiding, she supported these two persons to open up slowly… until I saw them hugging each other! She’s one of the rare persons that I want to open myself to totally, whenever I share myself to her my fear of being judged seems to have vanished.
Oriane’s teaching is of high quality and very human. She knows to adapt to the rhythm of the group, staying connected to herself and to the people. She offers a soft and safe space to learn very comfortably. She dedicates a lot of time to practicing, which allowed me to go through a personal situation and to experiment the NVC process very deeply. Today I also use NVC in my professional practice (I am an EMDR therapist) and I am amazed to see how it helps my patients to get closer to their thoughts, emotions and needs.