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Giraffe Social Enterprises

Bryfedwen, Pumsaint,

Llanwrda, SA198BJ

Tel: +44 (0)1558 650747

welcome@iit-woodbrooke.co.uk

As a collaboration between Giraffe Social Enterprises and Gresprächskultur, we are dedicated to bringing together and hosting learners, family and community as we walk our way towards togetherness.

ABOUT US

Giraffe Social Enterprises  © 2018

There is much you can do alone.

And there is much for which we need one another.

YOUR SUPPORT

 
Donal Gannon

Donal is a nomadic catalyst for personal, social and cultural transformation, dedicated to authentic relating and community co-creation. Using his extensive tool kit, he supports individuals and groups in all corners of the world. He does this through private and public trainings, facilitation and system building with various communities and organizations, weekly practice groups, one-on-one and group coaching and mediation, and daily sessions at festivals, retreats, and camps. He continues to collaborate as much as possible, in particular as a Certified Trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and a member of the Cultural Catalyst Network (USA), Permalab (Portugal), HeartSpace Collective and Arise to Succeed (Ireland).

"I am passionate about connection, in particular discovering new ways to connect with others; whether it’s someone I’ll never see again, a colleague, a new friend or deepening existing connections, breathing new life into them through increasing transparency, vulnerability and empathy. This is what makes my life open, expand and move forward, and this is what I am excited about sharing with the world; how do we think, speak, listen and act such that we bring more connection into our lives."

More about Donal and his work at www.donalgannon.com

Amina Mambuay

I am a volunteer peace advocate and I have seen the many faces of pain and suffering among people I encounter who are affected by calamities: armed conflict, typhoon, earthquake and many things. I know I cannot make the world peaceful but at least I am doing something to contribute to peace in my own little way.

ONLINE MEETINGS

Online zoom call for people registered to attend the IIT and new to NVC or  think of them selves as beginners.

 

Gayano Shaw and Kersten Kloser-Pitcher will host these 90min sessions.

DATES: 

Tuesday October, 16th, 19h30 (UK Time) / 20.30 (ECT)

Saturday November 3rd, 9.30 (UK Time) / 10.30(ECT)

Wednesday November 7th, 19.30 (UK Time) / 20.30(ECT)

please send an email to: welcome@iit-woodbrooke.co.uk to register. We will up to 10 people on each call.

 
OUR CERTIFIED TRAINERS
Justyna Dermont-Owsińska

As NVC guidelines have influenced my personal life in the field of my intimate relationship, the relationships with my children and with myself, I devoted my life to sharing NVC and creating communities based on mutual trust and understanding.

 

As I believe in life supporting systems I have co-founded a Democratic Free School which unites whole families in raising and educating in a nonviolent way, according to the needs of its members. In this community, I support children and adults in living in a nonviolent, life-enriching way alongside with experiencing inclusion, care and love among the members of our community. 

 

In my trainer work I support individuals in healing and transformative coaching, parents in raising kids with empathy and love. I also support schools and kindergartens in implementing the NVC paradigm in their systems as well as companies in constructive communication which supports the common development and well being of their members. 

Donal Gannon

Donal is a nomadic catalyst for personal, social and cultural transformation, dedicated to authentic relating and community co-creation. Using his extensive tool kit, he supports individuals and groups in all corners of the world. He does this through private and public trainings, facilitation and system building with various communities and organizations, weekly practice groups, one-on-one and group coaching and mediation, and daily sessions at festivals, retreats, and camps. He continues to collaborate as much as possible, in particular as a Certified Trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and a member of the Cultural Catalyst Network (USA), Permalab (Portugal), HeartSpace Collective and Arise to Succeed (Ireland).

"I am passionate about connection, in particular discovering new ways to connect with others; whether it’s someone I’ll never see again, a colleague, a new friend or deepening existing connections, breathing new life into them through increasing transparency, vulnerability and empathy. This is what makes my life open, expand and move forward, and this is what I am excited about sharing with the world; how do we think, speak, listen and act such that we bring more connection into our lives."

 

More about Donal and his work at www.donalgannon.com

Roz Adams

Originally from England, I have lived in Scotland since 1989. I am married, with 3 children all now grown up. For over 25 years I have worked part time in the 3rd sector mostly with refugees people in poverty. First introduced to NVC in 2006, I have been fascinated and learning ever since. I became a certified trainer in 2017.

NVC gives me things to try in situations I previously found hopeless, a lens which when I use it, brings me closer to my own and others humanity. It has been liberating; raising my awareness the social assumptions which have guided my decisions so far and giving me more choice going forward. I am grateful to have met many incredibly inspiring, warm and supportive people through being part of this community.

I am drawn to be part NVCs potential to create social change; longing for a more equal, power-with, life-serving society. In the 15 years of experience of using NVC in a community which experiences structural powerlessness, I have learned the importance of ‘empathising before you educate’ and trying to find the delicate balance between the two. I see how NVC can be used to alter the structures that impact people, like creating a culture of feedback in organisations, in the way meetings are run. I support people to ask for what they want and others to listen. I see every conversation as an opportunity for social change.

My practice is still emerging as I am as a person. I’m enjoying exploring what next and with who? I’m currently collaborating with other trainers on some foundation trainings, on a series of Conversations that Connect for women to explore intimacy & patriarchy, on the annual Scottish Community gathering and newsletters and on a series of workshops for organisations. I lead and participate in practice groups, deliver bespoke trainings and offer some couples and individual support.

I look forward to meeting and working with you at the IIT.

Penny Vine

I believe that if I hadn't have come across NVC when I did, I wouldn't be alive today.  When I met Marshall 18 years ago I was an adviser in education delivering courses and speaking at conferences on emotional well-being nationally! Yet underneath, there was a brokenness and I was an alcoholic. Meeting NVC I began my journey back to LIFE - beginning with exploring & transforming the violence within.

 

Now, 18 years later I celebrate and marvel at the gift of NVC. It has offered me a lens that brings into awareness my dehumanising thoughts and the possibility of transforming them.  It enables me to pause between stimulus and response & choose actions in alignment with my values. It guides me towards  mourning mistakes without resorting to blame and punishment. It enables me to see the hidden systemic factors contributing to conflict in our world. I treasure its principles, commitments and guidelines and its transformational influence on all aspects of my life.

 

My work has mainly been within early years and primary school settings, working with educators, children and families in the state sector. A surprise to me having been excluded from home and school at 14! I have been invited to work in schools and offer open training in Ireland, India and Romania.  I coach individuals and couples and have a new passion for developing systemic restorative approaches within the family.

 

Physical challenges are slowing me down, but offering new territory to explore. I continue to ache for a world that works for ALL and have tasted the vision of this world many times through living NVC in many places in the UK & the world. I come to the  IIT with humility, a willingness to learn from you and with you  and the simple wisdom of life experience.

More about Penny here https://www.pennyvine.com/

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Angela Walkey

In 2004, I began incorporating NVC into the facilitation and mediation processes I led most of which took place in Northern Canada and Ecuador. Seven years later, I hit a personal crises. I was a mom with young children, had a thriving business, but it appeared my marriage was crumbling. I entered a period of deep self-inquiry and, together with my husband (CNVC Trainer Mitch Miyagawa), we created an NVC life lab. NVC is the lens through which i am in relationship with myself, my husband, my community and my children. I teach consciousness seekers, parents, non profit organizations, and corporate leaders.

 

My group of inner cheerleaders say this about me: “I am great at cultivating connections, movements and initiatives that bring about subtle but significant social change. I’m a birds-eye-view complex systems sense maker! I weave the spiritual with the practical. And I make it all accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and interests”

 

I founded and lead the Gabriola NVC Summer Camp, the WHEEL Empathy Immersion Program, the KILN Leadership/Trainer Candidate Program and the Salish Sea Empathy Society (many of these co-created with Mitch). I work closely with Assessor Penny Wassman to support CNVC Trainer Candidates. Interwoven into my life and my NVC offerings are passions such as yoga, chickens, getting lost in the woods, conscious dance and my family!