Sylvia Haskvitz

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Year of Report: 
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General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
"EcoME retreat center in Palestine/Israel," "Esalen Institute," " CNVC Educational Services Committee," "Integrated Touch for Kids (ITK)" "Compassionate Communication for the Jewish Soul" "Elucity Network, Inc." "NVC Academy."
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
Watching a Religious Israeli woman embrace a Religious Muslim man and share tears of sadness and joy. How difficult it was to a be a third sider when facilitating work with Israelis and Palestinians with my own Zionist upbringing.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
It was difficult to be fully present when doing a long training far from home with ailing parents in the hospital. I did my best to offer myself empathy, connect with others and receive support.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
I use the key distinctions and Gary Baran's 10 things you can do to contribute to internal, interpersonal and organizational peace.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
After facilitating the training in Israel/Palestine with 100 Israelis/Palestinians and Internationals -- I came to the conclusion that I prefer to put my time and energy into supporting Jews to heal and I am imagining the Israeli/Palestinian issue may take care of itself after that. My sense is that if we all continue to live, learn and share NVC ---- life-serving systems will begin to replace the systems already in place. Working with Marie Miyashiro on projects that bring NVC to the workplace, I can slowly see some of those power-over structures starting to crumble.
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
I am newly working as an assessor of NVC candidates. Compassionate Communication for the Jewish Soul was set up to connect with those who are longing for more meaning and depth in their with themselves, their community and their connection to the divine.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
Participants are generally very pleased with the safe place that is created to share peoples' truth. From the workshops that I offered with an insight meditation teacher, I learned that having one full day was not offering the depth of understanding participants were wanting so this year we have created a 2 day training.
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
One was mentioned before connecting to my own pain when in circles of Israelis/Palestinians Continuing to take full responsibility for my life experience.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
I worked with Jean Morrison as a guest trainer at Esalen this year. I enjoyed re-connecting after some time of not offering workshops together.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I am amazed and appreciative of the continued learning and growing I experience each year.

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