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Rachelle Lamb

Graduate, the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Training Under Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., the Couples Institute | 10-Year Scholar, Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School
A Life-Centered Approach to Understanding Ourselves in a Fractured World
Speaks English
Certified Trainer since 2003
"Our most important work is to create the conditions for deepening our humanity, especially in this critical time when we are so adrift and unsure of how we got here."

Rachelle Lamb is a recognized speaker, writer, poet, teacher, Nonviolent Communication℠ trainer, and relationship coach. She brings an earthy, practical, yet innovative wisdom to her work curated over decades of study, drawing from cultural anthropology, history, mythology, poetry, storytelling, and deep ecology. Her synthesis of these disciplines provides a rich and fertile scaffolding for transformational dialogue and consistently produces powerful learning experiences for individuals and audiences who cite the learning as profound and life-changing.

Hi, I’m Rachelle. I’m in my sixties, and for as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with relationships and human behavior. Why do we do what we do? What drives us? What is freedom? What is wisdom? How does a person maintain sanity in a consumer-driven culture? What makes life worth living? I enjoy circling around the deeper questions.

And from what I can tell, we are living in perilous times. Levels of anxiety, depression, alienation, loneliness, relationship ruptures — these are all on the rise. And it’s not because there’s something wrong with us. Rather, the solid foundations required to live soundly — foundations built on intergenerational continuity and legacy, deep care for our land and ancestors, shared understanding of what constitutes maturity and responsibility, key rites of passage, dedication to the collective whole, kindness towards others — these are being eroded as western notions of “individuality” become increasingly central to our orientation to life.

Healthy relating requires that we know something about both the inner world of the human and even more importantly, the real world that humans live in and must care for in order for our planet to thrive and support human life.

Main Themes

  • An ecology of needs
  • Locating ourselves in real place and time
  • Developing capacity in the face of distress and conflict
  • Riding the tension between certainty and curiosity
  • Grief and gratitude
  • Sustained engagement: relational speaking and listening
  • Awe and wonder
  • Caring for life on our planet

Podcast: NVC Life

New to NVC or perhaps a seasoned practitioner? NVC Life explores ways to effectively apply NVC in our everyday relational lives for the sake of a better world. Tune in weekly to explore ways of adopting a life-centric approach to life and love.

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  • Parenting & Family
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I work privately with individuals and couples, and offer trainings to the general public and organizations. I can help you navigate difficult conversations, shift out of negative patterns, and establish a strong relational foundation for yourself that embraces all of life.

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