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Anna Groves

Master of Counselling (in process) I PG Diploma in Teaching I Bachelor of Performing + Screen Arts
Supporting Authentic Connection
New Zealand
Speaks English
Certified Trainer since 2011
"My dream is to live in a world where compassion leads the way and diversity is celebrated."

Anna Groves is known for her body-based approach to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and her ability to weave people together, across differences. She offers online courses, retreats, and workshops that focus on full-bodied integration of NVC. Deep listening underlies all of Anna’s work, which is enriched by her ability to be authentic and playful.

Perceptive, pragmatic, and candid, Anna offers timely insights and facilitates a shared understanding when others may be inclined to withdraw. Anna is well equipped to support connection when conflict is particularly difficult or challenging and can offer skills to clarify situations and support people to make sustainable changes. Her ability to empathise underlies a potent emotional intelligence that enables Anna to connect with people from all walks of life.

Body-Based NVC

Anna's background is as a professional dancer and choreographer, personal trainer, and sports massage therapist. She is also a performing arts teacher, working with teenagers to express themselves through their bodies. Due to her interest in the body and her work as a somatic practitioner, Anna has developed a body-based approach to NVC and co-created the resource, Inner Nature Cards, to support her work.

Anna has a passion for working with teenagers and youth at risk. She offers body-based online courses and Inner Nature workshops and is writing a workbook to support the resource, Inner Nature Cards.


Check out the store to view Inner Nature Card Deck: - a powerful tool that supports connection with the wisdom of the body. A helpful resource for counsellors, therapists, coaches, teachers, and facilitators.

“By growing more familiar with our ever-changing inner nature, we will find that we can be more authentic and develop courage to express this to others.”

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  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling & Coaching
  • Mind-Body-Spirit
  • Parenting & Family
  • Social Change
My mission is to embody and share NVC principles, contributing to a more peaceful and creative world.
“I would love to hear how I can support you to embody NVC!”

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