Role play and the Healing Power of Gratitude

Role play and the Healing Power of Gratitude

Do you want to bring the healing power of gratitude to your relationships?
The energy of gratitude reconnects us with life, heals relationships, and gives us access to peace and hope. During this session which is meant to be for everyone regardless of their experience with NVC, we will use the practice of role-play to enter into the healing power of gratitude.
[Workshop organised in the frame of Time for Empathy 2023]
When: 9 March 2023, 20:00-21:30 CET (Berlin time)
Most of the workshops during “Time for Empathy” are not recorded, so the only possibility to take part in it is to join the session. The sessions that will be recorded, we will make available to others if the quality is satisfying. We may also use parts of the recording for marketing and publicity across various media. If you do not wish to be recorded, switch off your camera and microphone for the whole duration of the session.
Language: English
Cost: FREE
To take part in this workshop, register for the “Time for Empathy” event here:
NOTE: Register only ONCE to the whole event and receive access to all “Time for Empathy” workshops organised from 5 to 12 March 2023.
About the trainers:
Lashelle Lowe Chardé, Fernando Matteo  and María Marta Suárez

Newsletter in  Spanish:

Newsletter in English:

Lashelle Lowe Chardé, Fernando Matteo and María Marta Suárez

Lashelle Lowe Chardé
I am enormously grateful to the very many teachers and mentors I have had along the way and the enormous work others have done over many decades that have served our understanding of what it means to heal and live a fulfilling life.
Ever since I can remember I have devoted myself to this search for living life from love and wisdom. As a young adult this led to a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a graduate degree in school psychology.
In 2001 I found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. I immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. For me Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, I was certified as an NVC trainer.
In 2002 I spent a year living in Great Vow Zen Monastery. Here I was able to do much healing work and deeply integrate NVC into my internal dialogue. Now the inner voice of compassion arises as habitually as the old voices of self-criticism and judgment did in the past.
I founded the English portion of Wise Heart in 2007. At about the same time I entered into three years of training in various mindful experiential approaches to therapy such as: Hakomi (body centered therapy), attachment theory, trauma treatment modalities, Recreation of the Self, Matrix group process, and character theory. Shortly thereafter, I completed introductory training modules in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute. In 2015, I, together with the support of my colleagues created a comprehensive system of transformation and thriving relationships called Mindful Compassionate Dialogue. In 2020, Wise Heart became established in Spanish through collaboration with many including my current business partner Fer Matteo and team leader in Bolivia, Violaine Felten.
Today I enjoy a thriving life filled with friends, family, animals and nature. I rejuvenate and find play in gardening, caring for the land and animals, doing art and acroyoga. I live here in Portland, Oregon E.U. at Dharma Rain Zen Center with my husband who resides here as the abbot.
Fernando Matteo
Since I was a teenager I was interested in listening to people and I noticed how much it contributed to their lives to be listened to with attention, warmth and acceptance. This prompted me to study psychology and once I graduated, I focused my energies on training more and more, teaching at the University and providing therapeutic spaces in public institutions. At the same time, I participated in groups where I could nurture my spirituality and find community, connection, and mutual support for my path.
Around 2016, and from a health situation, I found Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and I was very surprised to discover there the vision and the tools that were more congruent with the values I had always wanted to live and bring to the world! Almost immediately I came across Mindful Compassionate Dialogue, LaShelle Lowe Charde’s work, for which I felt much admiration and gratitude. I was also very curious to know who this woman was how she could take so many different topics and work on them in such a simple and practical way. Since then I have been recommending her Connection Gems to everyone who could read English.
Currently I devote much of my time and energy to share what I have to offer in different ways: facilitating workshops or trainings, providing spaces for personal support, leading role plays for deep listening to pain or conflict situations and offering spaces for dialogue facilitation. I Also provide support to an educational institution that wants to build a culture towards Conscious and Compassionate Communication.
I live and work in Buenos Aires, Argentina, sharing my time as a father of Juanjo and Clara, 11 and 9 years old, with whom we learn together about the challenges of connection and creativity to find strategies that work for everyone. I enjoy reading, swimming, spending time with friends, playing guitar and listening to music that helps me relax and connect with the transcendent dimension of life.
María Marta Suárez
I am a licentiate in English language and Applied Linguistics, and I have shared the principles of NVC in the different communities I have been involved since I encountered it back in 1996. Since then, I have been inspired by the transformation of the right and wrong paradigm into one based on feedback and connection. That year, I started to develop an interest in intentional communities and ecology and toured the world visiting, studying and working in communities. At the Findhorn Community, in Scotland, I started to participate in NVC practice groups and met Dominic Barter who invited me to co-organize a week-long event with Marshall Rosenberg in Latin America. At this event, in Porto Alegre Brazil, I acted as an interpreter for Marshall and Dominic for the Spanish speaking audience.
Meeting MarshalI and NVC was a turning point in my life and I continued learning from some internationally known trainers like Robert Gonzales, Selene Aitken, Arnina Kashtan, Miki Kashtan, Alan Said and Lashelle Lowe Chardé, whose weekly publication I followed for years. I have also studied Empathic Coaching with Francois Beausoleil and have participated in a few NVC IITs (Intensive International Trainings) in Latin America.
My interest in languages, travelling and learning processes have helped me share NVC in three languages, in different countries and in a variety of ways: while teaching languages, through storytelling and role-play, through circle dancing and while sharing permaculture principles. Since the pandemic I have been sharing NVC online in the form of empathy sessions, workshops and in events like Empathic Way Europe and in Viviendo CNV. For the last few years, I have lived in community in a small ecovillage near Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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