Elena Bernasconi-Tabellini

Language of Report: 
English
Year of Report: 
2015
Share My Report With: 
General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
11
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Two local social enterprises, Frankling University - Master in International Management (Leadership course), University of Lugano (Gender Service), Association School Aurea (for a school based on NVC), Association Grow Together (parenting), Association Epona
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
120
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
I celebrate having young persons (13, 14 and 15 years) at the workshops together with persons in their 60s: such a mutual enrichment! I celebrate having started to share NVC in English (which is not my mother tongue), I celebrate the intention of Franklin University to make NVC a daily practice within their co-hort, I celebrate that generally speaking the interest in NVC is growing above all among parents, I celebrate the work with the social enterprises which arrived unexpectedly and I celebrate their commitment to keep working with NVC also in 2016 :-). I celebrate all the learning and all the creativity that I can put into designing courses and I'm quite impressed by how each time I find something that I can change and improve in the way I share NVC: it's an ongoing process of integration and learning :-)!!
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
Being a mother and having another job, I faced tiredness. I've been learning (and I keep learning) to take more care of myself enough to guarantee more presence during the workshops. I started saying more often "no" to workshop offers. My next steps: keep taking care of my body as well as defining clear steps to make more room for NVC. I also want to keep learning from more experienced NVC trainers, above all those bringing NVC into organizations.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
I like to bring as much as possible lightness and playfulness into experiencing our shared humanity and the way we react versus choosing. I think that in that lightness and playfulness, we can find the motivation to try out something different in the way we communicate with ourselves and others and take concrete steps towards a more peaceful society.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
1st goal: working with younger generations, with parents and schools 2nd goal: working with organizations (schools, businesses, NGOs...) 3rd goal: be more involved in local NVC communities (Switzerland and Italy). 4th goal: align my lifestyle (food, housing, nature and people) more and more to my values.
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
I'm longing to have more time to dedicate to NVC and I'm taking concrete steps to make that time available. Once the time will be there, I'd love to spend more time connecting with my two local communities and hopefully also with other trainers in Europe. I'd love to start collaborations and to work on bigger projects where I can learn from more experienced trainers.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
People confirm that they learn practical tools that they can apply right away in their lives. Two participants invited me to get more into practice and less theory and I'm willing to try this out :-).
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
More time for myself and therefore more presence during NVC workshops. More real-life practice during workshops.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
I loved the deeper connections I had the opportunity to establish with some Italian trainers. I cherish the growth of the Italian community, which didn't exist before...
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
Thank you for your work and support to the global NVC community!
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