I met NVC by attending a workshop of Marshall Rosenberg in 2008. I was completely touched by his message. As if by accident I discovered a secret manual about how to live life.
Applying Marshall’s principles, in how to express myself, how to listen to myself and to others, seemed so radically different than how I was educated, that I though “it would never be for me” at least not in this life!
Without much expectation I did start to follow courses, the result being that I did not stop practicing NVC ever since. Now I teach NVC and I give private sessions and mediations.
I’m born in Holland and teach in English and Dutch. Furthermore, I’m a cellist and composer, Alexander technique teacher and a cook.
Witnessing the openness and the interactions he had, inspires me greatly, and gives me confidence that participating in NVC courses with Bonno can help me to connect more deeply with myself and others.
I think Bonno really showed me how NVC can be a magical tool to bring people in an honest and intimate relation with reality. That is so liberating. A spiritual practice in a very realistic form.
Bonno created an atmosphere that invited a state of emotional delicacy. Because of his perceptiveness I felt safe to also become hyper perceptive. In this “state” the world is more colorful, bright and crispy, and therefore more alive.