Anna Groves

Certified Trainer

Ōtaki 5582
New Zealand

Areas of Interest
CNVC Certification
Distance Learning
Emotional Intelligence
Social Change
Spiritual Growth
Spoken Languages
Training Countries
New Zealand
Public Message

Kia ora kotou,

I live in Ōtaki in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. I have been sharing NVC for 17 years, and was certified in 2010. I want to acknowledge Robert Gonzales. His body of work, and teachings, inspired me to explore life with more joy and authenticity.

I originally trained as a dancer, choreographer and performing arts teacher, and have experience across the arts sector (education/film industry) – so naturally creativity underpins all of my work. I delight in collaborations, exploring new and relevant ways to bring NVC into the world, and love when learning is fun!

Due to my interest in the body and somatic therapy, I have developed a body-based approach to NVC and co-created Inner Nature Cards to support this work. I offer online courses, retreats and seminars that focus on full-bodied integration of NVC, supporting sustainable change in relationships, and grounded in experiential enquiry.

I am a co-facilitator at Renew, alongside my husband Rob - we offer individual and couple retreats, mediation and individual sessions. I am a Trustee of the Aotearoa New Zealand NVC Charitable Trust, provide mentoring for new trainers internationally and am the initiating trainer for the Aotearoa NZ IIT. Locally, I work with teenagers to stay connected with life (anxiety, depression, self-harm, conflict), women/mothers who are ‘burnt out’, and in the areas of addiction and trauma.

In my ‘downtime’ I love to hike, learn te reo Māori (the indigenous language here), photography, sing, spend time with my family and swim in the local Ōtaki river.

I am committed to living NVC, thriving, and supporting others to do the same. Contact me if you would enjoy a training for your community – online or face to face. I love to travel!

Ngā mihi nui, Anna