As a trainer, coach and mediator I help people navigate their challenges in life, with a special passion for working with grief.
I dream of a world where tears and pain are as welcome as laughter and joy. I love creating safe, compassionate communities that support grieving together. I also enjoy supporting leaders to step into compassionate leadership.
I have worked with groups and individuals for over 20 years. I love to share what has helped me heal and learn from my own experiences with grief, illness, violence, trauma, divorce and conscious co-parenting.
NVC helps me to speak from the heart – with myself, my children and other people around me. It enables me to heal my pain and to be more loving towards myself and others. It is a concrete, practical source of inspiration that I use every day. It helps me to see that I always have choices, no matter how hard it is what I am going through.
Teaching the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Connecting with Children Courses and giving sessions to individuals, couples, families and teams is completely aligned with my passion for supporting connection, compassion and peace.
Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, French.
After the family mediation session we did with Mirjam, we have come closer to each other and we have grown together with my husband and grown-up children. The session brought lightness, warmth and understanding in our connection, it’s like a new start for us. In the Advanced course, I experienced Mirjam as a clear, compassionate and authentic trainer who gave the group her warm, loving, respectful guidance. In this course I really learned a lot, especially on how to move through conflicts, how to talk and reconnect, how to mourn and heal pain with my loved ones.
I participated in the NVC basic course given by Mirjam Schulpen. It really was an eye-opener for me! Mirjam is a very careful trainer, she created safety for every single one of us so we could open up to each other, also with the painful parts in ourselves. That’s where the healing begins. I was inspired to look at myself and others in a new, more efficient way and relationships improved. I could connect very well with the way Mirjam explains NVC. Her humor and sharings about her own flaws and experiences supported my process of learning with some lightness and fun. I can recommend going to a training with Mirjam to everybody, it will enrich your life.
When I first attended her workshop, I was filled with guilt, shame and nerves. I didn’t know how to process the flooding of emotions and Mirjam could sense that and she gave me the extra time and attention it took to feel comfortable. It’s hard to open up to others about feelings that you don’t understand, but Mirjam created an environment that was safe for participants to talk openly. In the process I learned that we as human beings share the same feelings of confusion and anxiety. And the more we talk about it, the stronger we become. Today I feel much more confident in myself and I am working towards being my most authentic self. And whenever I face a scary situation, I think back on how scary that day of the workshop was and how I made it through. I thank Mirjam for making it possible. She is truly inspirational to me.
I feel welcome with Mirjam with all that I am. I dare to express all that’s alive in me, even when it is not at all ‘socially acceptable’. No judgements, only complete acceptance and space for whatever I feel. I therefore can freely discover my inner world. That is how I experience Mirjam again and again. With her, I feel safe.