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Anniken Poulsson Beer

Language of Report: 
English
Year of Report: 
2014
Share My Report With: 
General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
27
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Private and public kindergartens and schools in Eastern Norway. Oslo Montessori school, NVC circle Norway, Eastern Norway Teachers Conventionn,
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
250
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
What touched my heart is how the nvc awareness is being received, How teachers express they have more care and patience for the kids, more willingness to connect with them, to support in conflicts.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
I was with very low energy most of the year due to heavy treatment ending jan 14. my strategy was to share openly about my health, and to rest a lot and to take care of my time, not to overload my calendar.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
I usually talk about NVC consciousness or awareness, rather than spiritual base. But I gradually sense that there is more opening to also that term. Norway is a rather secular country, and I don't want to miss out on people because they think I'm from some kind of sect. I talk about self knowledge, self care and self love, in order to be able to be emphatic to others, and to know your own standing.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
I would like to see parents and teachers be the friendly guides kids need to encounter life and grow to stay/become mentally healthy persons. I work for better mental health for the coming generations.
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
there is an NVC circle in Norway of which I am a member, but not in the board. I want my contribution to be as a trainer. I strive to take part in most of the activities, but cannot manage to be always there. I know all the board members, and I'm willing to support whenever they call. I did a mediation between two board members once, and was also empathy buddy a couple of times.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
The feedback is usually positive in the way that the participants enjoy what I'm bringing. I trust that my knowledge combined with facilitator skills are growing. I'm learning to be more clear in my demo's and state the purpose of each exercise.
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
I want to organize my days so that I have more time for training and less for ordinary work. I want to have more order and system in how I prepare, how I keep my material, and more time to prepare. I also work on being transparent with what is going on during training.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
the most meaningful is how both trainers benefit from different experiences and ways of sharing our knowledge. And how the training gets richer for the participant. How we support each other during the preparation, and how we debrief together afterwards.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I'm very proud of our NVC project in my local municipality. We have a 3 year project om implementing NVC to 13 kindergartens involving 200 staff/teachers and 900 kids. I had my fellow colleague coming from Sweden and we did 14 x 3 days of training 2012-2015 (6 x 3 during 2014) all funded by public money!
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