Kat Stansell's current mission is to continue learning more about various communication styles and connect and intern with other trainers. Her overall mission is to cultivate the art and science of Compassion through movement, meditation, and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). She is working towards becoming a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC, soon to be NVC-O).
Kat is a professionally trained dancer and actress. She studied Performance and Choreography at The University of Southern Mississippi and moved to New York upon graduating to begin her career as a performing artist and teacher.
She also studied yoga and meditation while traveling in Asia for 8 months. India is where she first learned NVC. When she returned to New York, she completed an 8-month NVC Integration Program with the New York Center of Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC). A few months into her training, she began facilitating under the mentorship of NYCNVCs Education Director and CNVC Certified Trainer Thom Bond. From 2014 until present, Kat has helped NYCNVC develop and create new NVC programs, coordinate and facilitate current NVC programs, and been involved in their decision-making processes as a member of their Staff.
Combined with Nonviolent Communication and meditation, Kats movement background has greatly informed her own awareness and understanding of feelings and needs. She believes that when we connect to our feelings and our body sensations, we have greater success of transforming and healing our judgments, blame and shame. Kat brings this quality of awareness into her day to day life.
Kat now resides in Oakland, CA. Shes a fan of the Golden State Warriors, acro-yoga and Tai Chi, her friends and family, and her self.
Certifications: NYCNVC Intro Teacher, Group Trainer, Individual and Couple's Coach, Teleworkshop Facilitator, Practice Group Coordinator, Course Coordinator Assistant; NYCNVC Integration Program (8-month comprehensive training course)