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Aukje Byker

B.A. | B.S.W. | M.Ed.
NVC is the Tool, Connection is the Intention
Speaks English
Certified Trainer since 2015
"Self-compassion is really about resolving conflict within ourselves. Learning to be compassionate with ourselves then also gives us tools to be more compassionate with others. NVC gives us a tool to resolve conflict within and with others."

I have found that most people benefit greatly from learning to have more self-compassion, and so I offer workshops on self-compassion. I believe that when we are better able to be self-compassionate, we are also able to be more compassionate with others. I would like to support others who are sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in the world and am available to do that in different ways depending on what works best in that situation. I also want to find ways to share NVC with populations who might not have easy access to it or support those who are already working with these populations in bringing NVC to them.

NVC has helped me have clarity about the choices I make, the way I respond to others and how to respond to conflict. Knowing that others are trying to meet their needs and using whatever strategies they have (even if they are not strategies that I enjoy) helps me stay in a place of compassion. And being compassionate with myself helps me greatly in being compassionate with others.

“I love offering workshops on self-compassion, as I see how people benefit from being more compassionate with themselves. I also enjoy doing workshops centered on resolving conflicts and looking at how we can use NVC to make decisions. As well as workshops, I offer individual and group work in moving through distressing situations.”

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