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About Henry Wai
I was introduced to NVC by Marshall Rosenberg in 2000 and completed several trainings with him. My early mentors were U.K. teachers Gina Lawrie and Bridget Belgrave who developed the NVC Dance Floors which I continue to use and teach. Before becoming a certified NVC trainer in 2004, I led trainings, developed programs and deliver direct service in housing and food co-ops, volunteer management, adult education, social enterprise and youth employment.
I've has taught NVC in England, the United States and Canada with an emphasis on cultivating compassionate presence. My capacity for presence has been supported by experiences
- as Zen Hospice project volunteer
- practicing insight meditation
- growing up as a person of color in Canada and,
- contact improvisation dance.
Nonviolent CommunicationTM is a very powerful addition to my approach which emphasizes self-awareness, choice, relational skills and ways to build co-operation.