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Rita Herzog

United States
Speaks English
Certified Trainer since 1995

Rita organized for and worked with Marshall since she met him in the 1980s. She has offered NVC training in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Israel, many parts of  Europe, and in the U.S. and Canada. She coordinated the early activities of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, and served on the Board for nine years.

Rita helped write the original documents for the certification  preparation and assessment process, served as the certification coordinator since its beginning, retiring in December of 2014. She volunteers for the new certification coordination council, which offers  support and guidance to assessors and trainer candidates. We explore together how to live and teach the values of self-awareness, self  responsibility, community, and social change, all of which encompass the  spirituality which is at the heart of Nonviolent Communication.

Rita co-authored the children's book The Mayor of Jackal Heights,  which demonstrates the power of NVC empathy. Rita's experiences have  taught her that once we fully receive the healing power of empathy for ourselves, we cannot stop the natural flow of compassion to others,  creating the loving connections we all yearn for.

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