Sonja van der Meulen
9403 JM ASSEN
I am Sonja van der Meulen and I am proud to be a member of to the worldwide NVC network. For me NVC is a way of living, a way to enrich life.
I hope to grow and learn, live and teach NVC the rest of my life. The past 8 years I have been following and assisting trainings and practicing NVC daily. I have been giving trainings and workshops and leading Practise Groups. I am also a coach for teachers and parents and students (with special needs). I also "use" NVC in my work. For me it supports deep connections with (young) people.
For further learning I am planning to join the Life Program of Robert Gonzales in 2020 and 20121. In november 2019 I am joining the IIT in Germany, and in 2020 I am planning to join the IIT in Kenya.
Here are some words to describe how learning and living NVC enriches my life; NVC is helping me to empathize with the other, speaking words that can be heard, staying connected even when I get triggered by the words that were spoken, because I can give myself empathy that very moment(still learning here…, this is an ongoing process and a deep longing for connection with myself and the other in the same moment, giving myself space to learn) NVC is giving me the words, a language from the heart, and new strategies and conscious choices what to do (how to act), even in the moments I am triggered and feel a deep inner pain and a deep need for love and connection. It even gives me tools to heal myself by enjoying the beauty of the unmet needs. I am deeply greatfull for this life saving tool and celebrating every day how it awakens a deep consiousness in me, being a part of this beautiful world and taking my responsability for my part of how to serve this earth we live on.
Sonja van der Meulen, August 2019