Liv Monroe

Language of Report: 
English
Year of Report: 
2013
Share My Report With: 
General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
19
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Elementary School, Circus performers, Boys & Girls Club, Women's Center, Therapist Group, Business, College Classes, Retirement Home, Housing Community, General Public
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
434
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
I put together a lovely Prezi (on line power point with lots of movement) with graphics depicting the examples I use. I was very pleased with it and I used it about 3 times. I realized that it is very difficult to stay connected with the audience and control the flow of the show. I much prefer to flow with the audience and not follow a pre-planned order of presentation. However, I do have some very effective teaching visuals that participants have appreciated.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
I have done some large group mediation and a one on one mediations in front of a large group. I keep learning more how important it is for me to totally let go of the outcome and to stay with the process. When I get it a rush and mutual understanding isn't reached before I move on to requests it doesn't work well. I'm trusting the process more and more.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
I take "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." to the more basic place of "Do unto yourself as you would have yourself do unto others." We can connect with the spirit that moves through all things when we each can transform the blaming and shaming of ourselves and truly know that we are worthy and lovable because of our imperfections, not in spite of them.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
The basis of social change is an inside job, individuals changing themselves, seeing the gold inside each person. I suggest that we often want to be less judgmental, more authentic, and to not take things personally. Many books suggest these as helpful changes. NVC offers a way to incorporate them into our lives--focusing on the gem, giraffe, or gold (or whatever you want to call it) inside each individual.
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
This year I have focused on bringing NVC into the Cohousing Community where I live. Together we have utilized restorative circles, practice groups, and NVC consciousness to bring us together when we are separating and to go more deeply into relationships.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
The most touching feedback I received this year was from participants who were blown away with the comfort of feeling totally not judged and were able to imagine not judging themselves. I also received some later feedback when their practicing in my classes paid off at home.
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
Simplify, simplify, simplify. Less material and more practice, less material presented and more practice for participants. Talk less and have participants talk more. I keep working on these same things.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
My house mate is a mediation trainer, not an NVC trainer. We have worked together and talk over what worked and didn't in our individual trainings. This has been a great support and hot bed of great training ideas. I have not worked with other NVC trainers this year as I usually do. Next year I have 2 trainings scheduled with some.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I love all the sharing about what is happening at the Center and I appreciate the changes being made.
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