Trainers and organizers

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Liv Larsson CNVC Certified Trainer, and Author, (Sweden)

Liv Larsson is the author of 20 books. She is a mediator and loves to be of support to people in conflict. she has been a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication since 2002 and an educator since 1992. She aspires to release some new books during the coming years.

Shame has become one of the mysteries of inner human life that Liv appreciates studying and sharing her knowledge about. Embracing shame means opening up possibilities to learning about human interaction and showing how to find dignity, acceptance, and belonging.


Mitch Miyagawa, CNVC Certified Trainer, (Canada)

I create and facilitate multi-day retreats, workshops, summer camps, and artistic events that incorporate NVC into life-changing experiences. I’ve led retreats at the 2017 New York NVC Intensive, the 2018 Texas IIT, and at the Haven, a world-renowned transformative learning center. I’ve worked in educational and business settings as a consultant and trainer.
Some of the themes in my transformative offerings/ projects are:
* embodiment/ movement – let’s dance!
* nature connection – get back to the land
* art – creative paths to the soul
* pleasure – what we can learn from desire and play

I’m also a community arts practitioner and events designer/ producer/ host, through my business, Maji Events. Currently, Maji Events focuses on workshops and festivals. My goal is social change through live events, and I’m currently exploring:
* Small-scale hybrid events, formats, and technologies that are adaptable to challenging physical restrictions
* More collaborative, equitable, and land- and season-based models and approaches for production and organization.
* An artistic process that incorporates a relationship with the land, history, and my Shinto cultural heritage.
* An artistic identity – Maji Events – that serves as an organizational container.
* Creating highly collaborative artistic partnerships with other community artists
* Working intergenerationally – seeking wisdom from older people, serving and listening to younger people

In the past, I’ve been an award-winning writer and filmmaker. My most ambitious project was a 47-minute documentary called A Sorry State, a personal journey through state-sanctioned historical racism in my family’s past, and the three apologies my family received. I won the Writers Guild of Canada award for Best Documentary for this film.

Dmitriy Kopina, PhD., CNVC Certified Trainer, (Slovenia)

Being human at first, finding a precious gift of Life in me and any other living being, thru connection and empathy, is the main aim of Life in me. Deeply connected with mother Nature I’m in my quest toward exploration, joy, growth, care, love, and admire the beauty of needs and feelings Life brings to us.
My mission and my goals involve activities that are supporting individuals finding their authenticity, the fullness of life and awareness; connecting people, building “power with” communities based on equality of all needs, and using forms of communication and full embodiment to support connecting individuals and groups into their essence, conciseness and spirituality.
Working as a trainer, expert, adviser, manager, father, and teacher for over 30 years I gathered a broad variety of experiences and I’m very keen on sharing them with other individuals, couples, in business environments and especially enjoying reinventing teams, organizations, and communities.


Anniken Poulsson Beer, CNVC Certified Trainer, (Norway)

Anniken Poulsson Beer was the first certified CNVC trainer in Norway. Her background is as a preschool and drama teacher and she has worked in education since the mid-’80s. Leadership and coach experience over a period of 20 years. Teaches NVC all over the world. Passionate about bringing out empathic communication, connection, and understanding in all kinds of relationships. Works as a principal in a kindergarten. She’s the executive director of NVC Norway, since March 2020.

Frank Gaschler, CNVC Certified Trainer and Assessor, (Germany)

I am a CNVC certified trainer and assessor in the certification process of the CNVC. My current passion revolves around the 4 life themes: Be welcome the way I am, have space that I can defend or open, be held in trust, and be alive to live my life.
My passion is to experiment with NVC outside the box, far away from the boundaries of words and language. Therefore I like to concentrate on intuition, empathic presence, and body language.
My social change project “Giraffe Dream” aims at introducing and spreading NVC in kindergartens and primary schools. This program has become the biggest social change project in this field.
I live with Gundi, my wife, near Munich, Germany.


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Ingrid Gabršček (Slovenia) 

My first encounter with nonviolent communication was in 2011. What started as an interesting method to communicate at first, became a path of Self-discovery through the years.
The mindset shift from life happening to me to Live expressing through me brought wonder and magic back into my life. Spreading it across the world, became my dream, so I started the journey to become a certified trainer.
I am looking forward to all the expressions of Life we will share and experience together.

Meta Kolenc (Slovenia)


Working and living in an international environment enriched my appreciation for the diversity of the world’s people and their cultures, making me improve and deepen my communication skills. My natural interest in interpersonal relationships and the inner world of each individual has led me to discover NVC. Since my first NVC retreat, I have gotten a completely new perspective of myself and the way the force of Life is expressed through me. Needless to say, it has also changed the way I communicate with others. My wish is to guide by example and to help others not only to discover their needs but also to find a unique way to authentically actualize them. When I started walking this path I began accepting who I am and what my needs are – now my mission is to support those who decided to go on that journey too.


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