Empathic Mediation Couples Therapy
Because your words change the world.
based on the 4-step model of Nonviolent Communication developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg (www.cnvc.org)
Nonviolent Communication (NVC), A Language of Life, is applied compassion. The model, when used with discipline, will lead a practitioner into the heart of the matter, even when being very upset or judgmental. Underlying this "grammar of life" is the understanding that everything someone does, says, or believes serves as a strategy to meet vital needs, an attempt to be true to the essential life force that flows through all of us.
However, we are not always in touch with the needs we mean to meet through our actions and attitudes. Struggle and conflict within ourselves or with one another arise when our solutions meet one set of needs while "un-meeting" another. Emotional and mental upsets are the result of -- often unconscious -- unmet needs.
Recognizing our true needs allows us to meet them much more easily, leading to increased well-being and joy. We know then to choose actions and attitudes based on being clear about the needs we intend to meet. The methodology of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) will unearth such underlying needs. Should, upon inquiry involving this methodology, a need be found "unmeetable" within our given circumstance, we allow ourselves to mourn and release our attachment to its fulfillment. In this way, we return to our inner freedom and heart-felt peace.
I feel like a thousand pound weight has been removed from my chest and after our talk on Sat, I've finally been able to sleep again. ️️️
self-connect & empower
learn to communicate better through simple principles
be heard with empathy and develop clarity about your deeper feelings & needs
more deeply understand and prepare for a situation through dialog role plays
"In a safe environment of compassion and understanding, Nora makes connections that are intuitive and helpful in my everyday life. She has taught me how to communicate with my loved ones in a more kind and gentle way while having the courage to ask for what I need. She truly has a gift to heal." Dance Teacher, 2011
create shared understanding & win-win solutions
clarify underlying intentions and needs, so you can see eye to eye and heart to heart
arrive at financial and business strategies that work for all sides involved
create win-win solutions together
"Thank you for your incredible mediation last Friday. Seems like months ago at this point! Really in awe of your insight and ability to touch, feel and sense." - Raj Neogy, 2012
Dialog Mediation and Counseling for Couples
resolve stuck issues & strengthen partnership
identify the deeper dynamics of an issue, understand each others feelings, needs, and perspectives, create decisions that work for all
create win-win solutions together
learn to communicate better through kind and honest communication skills that you can use and practice on your own
"Nora somehow magically creates an environment where, before you know it, you are inside the issues as safely as possible. She listens like a mind reader, interprets your words and feelings on the fly, gently returns perpective and understanding. You feel innocent and honest. Then helplessness gives away to a kind of burgeoning consciousness of what the issues really could be about and a way through appears. I don't know how to describe it. But I know that Nora is on your side, watching out for you, and seriously knows her stuff." - T.C., New York, 8/8/2014
Group Dialog Facilitation
work, families, communities: get along, grow together
have help navigating difficult situations
make sure everyone's concerns and needs get heard
access the heart of the matter beneath each other's words and actions