" I love your presence. I feel when you are with me you are with me, truly seeing and hearing me. And you have a willingness to learn: I feel your energy as a lifelong student, always curious to discover more, not only for yourself but for others." - Mandy
Get very clear about the kind of world we would like
and then start living that way
- Marshall Rosenberg
My voice will become the inner voice of my children. They absorb what they see from their parents or those closest to them and start behaving that way. It becomes the blueprint for their lifelong self-regulation. And so did the voice of our parents influence our own inner voice today. That is when we don't do the work to heal and transform that into a more compassionate voice. Parenting to me teaches me about myself and gives me a chance to contribute to the life of my children.
In my work, I mostly support parents. When it is helpful I also work with children. With parents, I focus on their parenting values and intend to give tools and support them in living in NVC consciousness. Grounded in empathy (Non-violent Communication) I intent to create a space that feels safe. I work with parents (or mothering figures) to connect to their needs and the needs of their children, which can involve empathic listening and mediation. I want to meet you where you are and walk with you in the pace that feels true to you.
I'm offering sessions for parents that want to learn and practice NVC in with their children. When working with parent couples I want to check in with the needs of both. In this way, I have a sense of what needs are on the table, and together we can start the journey. Sometimes I might use mediation techniques that spring from Nonviolent Communication. Other times I will offer practices that can support the journey that you as parents are walking. There is always a possibility to step into individual sessions when individual healing is needed. This way, we create a safe space for exploration. I like to work with creating a vision together and taking small steps towards that vision while staying connected to the needs of all family members involved.
Examples of what a session can bring:
- Reconnecting with each other
- Learning the difference between doing and being
- Recreating your family dynamic
- Personal healing (inner child work)
- Learning how to communicate your needs in a connecting way
- Staying connected to yourself while being with your children
- Learning how to use your imagination and creativity
- Mapping sensitivity and pain in yourself and your children
- Reinventing family life
- Learning how to navigate conflict, both with parents and between children
If you have a specific topic that you would like to address or a part of you that you want to give attention to and you are unsure if I can support you with that, I would love for you to contact me so we can explore this together. When we find out you need a different kind of support than what I have to offer, I am happy to connect you with someone in my network.
I offer the opportunity to come and visit you at your home (when it is within driving distance that works for me). This way I can support you and your family at the moment. I like to create a space that feels safe for every family member. This is why I only offer this way of working with a minimum of five sessions. When I am with your family, the following situations might occur:
- support you in translating your words into a more connecting language
- mediate conflict at the moment
- offer empathic listening to both parents and children
- offer practices together to learn how to listen to each other's needs.
I am working on online courses you can follow at your own pace. If you would like to be updated about this, please subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom of this page.
Trainings & Workshops
I am soon starting an in-person pilot project for parents 0-5 years old. If you would like to be updated about this, please subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom of this page.