Vicky Peirce

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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.: 
General public
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?: 
The interest I engender in strangers I meet here in my new home, and the capacity I have to draw people to want to know more about NVC. It will take me a while to build up my connections here, but I am celebrating that it is happening.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
I moved house and county during 2016, leaving a home and retreat/NVC centre I had known and loved for 20 years, and where I had spent my early years as a CT growing, embodying and sharing NVC. 2016 has been a year of starting afresh and connecting with how I wish to share NVC in the beautiful land of Cornwall where I now live, hence the low numbers of people I have offered trainings to. Advertising myself, making myself known in this area has been the most difficult and challenging experience so far.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
I would say that I do not actually teach the spiritual basis of NVC, but I like to indicate when there is a shared experience of a deep presence of something in the room that is not of us or from us. If I sense that it is experienced by everyone I will say that I believe it is what Marshall referred to as 'divine presence/energy'. I also experience this when I am sharing gratitudes, or when I am touched and inspired by nature, so sharing our individual experiences of these things also, for me, helps to indicate that there is something amongst us that is beyond words, and that our living of NVC has been the catalyst for experiencing it.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
I have never believed I have the capacity to hold and see whole systems, and try to bring about changes deep within these structures, although I deeply celebrate and have huge gratitude for those of us who do. So my social change goal is and always has been to focus on one person at a time, to save the babies I see in the river, rather than going upstream to find out who is throwing them in. I have seen the ripples growing out from the small pebbles I put back into the river, and the expanding effect this can have too, so that in a small way those ripples do make larger changes.

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