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Compassion Course Team Members

The course begins on June 20th, 2018

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English (USA) Team

Thom Bond

Compassion Course Author and Lead Trainer, Founder and Director of Education of NYCNVC, CNVC Certified Trainer

Thom brings 29 years of human potential experience and training experience to his work as an Internationally Certified NVC Trainer. His passion and knowledge of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) combine to create a practical, understandable, humorous, and potentially profound approach for learning and integrating the skills of peacemaking. He is described as concise, inspiring, sincere and optimistic, applying transformational and spiritual ideas and sensibilities to real-life situations. Many of his students become active facilitators, trainers and practitioners.

As a a trainer, speaker, mediator, and coach, Thom has taught tens of thousands of clients, participants, readers and listeners Nonviolent Communication. He has been published or featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Yoga Magazine.

He is a founder and the Director of Education for The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC), the creator of The Compassion Course, a member of the Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations and a CNVC IIT trainer.

Contact: thombond@nycnvc.org

Antonio Espinoza

Compassion Course Spanish Team Leader, Assistant Director, NYCNVC, Assistant Facilitator, NYCNVC

As an Assistant Director at NYCNVC Antonio’s communication and outreach work has played a major role in our mission of sharing NVC around the world.

Antonio is currently a Discovery Weekend Facilitator, Integration Program Graduate, Leadership Program participant and a principle member of the Spanish Translation and Coordination team for The Compassion Course Online.

Antonio’s ability to both learn and practice NVC serves as a model and as an inspiration for all those who work with him.

Contact: antonio@nycnvc.org

 

Clara Moisello

Compassion Course Assistant Coordinator, Assistant Director, NYCNVC, Assistant Facilitator, NYCNVC

Clara embraced Nonviolent Communication as part of a journey of self discovery and transformation that began once she left her home in Italy in 2006 to pursue her doctoral studies in New York. Trained as a neuroscientist, Clara has a heartfelt passion for understanding the meaning of "health" both through scientific and holistic tools, to be able to support people in expressing their full potential.

Over the past year, Clara has become actively involved in supporting the NYCNVC community, participating in practice groups and intensives, facilitating Discovery weekends and training under the mentorship of Thom Bond. She is strongly committed to deepening her NVC practice and to spreading the NVC consciousness to her world.

Contact: clara@nycnvc.org

German Team

Gabriele Vana

German Language Translation Team Leader
Lead Facilitator, Translation from English Into German

Gabriele has been studying Nonviolent Communication (Marshall B. Rosenberg) intensely since 2006.

Her teachers have been: Gabriel Gößnitzer (Austria), Nada Ignjatovic-Savic (Serbia), Robert Gonzales (USA), John Kinyon (USA), Thom Bond (USA), Gina Lawrie (GB), Jeff Brown (USA), Wes Taylor (USA). One day seminar with Marshall B. Rosenberg at the University of Klagenfurt.

She has been giving public talks and facilitating workshops and practice groups since 2009. Gabriele holds a high value for connection to the life-serving energy and loves inner and outer peace.

She is very excited about contributing to the Compassion Online Course that enables so many people all over the world to have access to hearing and learning more about the idea of compassion. She is thrilled to be able to share what has been so beneficial in her own life with a larger community.

Contact: betreuung@mitgefuehl-als-weg.com

Sabine Bends

German Language Translation Team Primary Proofreader

Translator, student of The Work of Byron Katie and Nonviolent Communication.

The question she constantly asks herself: What would Love do? She wishes to live from her heart and to others in every moment.

Sabine finds that the Compassion Online Course speaks exactly to these issues. The easy to follow guidelines through the basic concepts, the stories of everyday life and the vast variety of practices and exercises offer a wonderful framework to cultivate a loving attitude and encourage people to see for themselves what it is like to live and connect from the heart in every moment.

Contact: betreuung@mitgefuehl-als-weg.com

Arabic Team

Shahinaz El Hennawi

Compassion Course Arabic Team Leader Assistant Facilitator

Shahinaz el Hennawi is a co-active coach from the Coaching Training Institute – USA. She has over ten years experience in projects related to peacebuilding. She is an active peacemaker through programs and her leadership of groups and circles, including a practice group on NVC from people of both Islamic and Christian backgrounds.

Shahinaz has studied and worked in USA, Europe, Asia and Central America. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University for Peace.

Shahinaz discovered NVC in 2010 during her time in Austria. She found it to be such an enriching experience, she decided to take her learning forward and integrate it in her life and home country Egypt. In New York she created a partnership with Thom Bond and NYCNVC to bring NVC to the Arab speaking World. Today Shahinaz is the principle coordinator and Associate Facilitator for the 2014 Compassion Course Arabic Translation Team.

contact: arabic_coordinator@nycnvc.org

Dina Ali

Compassion Course Arabic Team Translator Assistant Facilitator

Dina Ali is a Website Editor in French, Arabic and English at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina since 2008, and a Translator since 2005.

Dina had her first introduction to Nonviolent Communication through Shahinaz El-Hennawi whom she first met in a retreat in Sinai Together, they launched “Shams Women” to spread love and compassion, and support individuals in their path to self-development and inner peace. Dina joined Ahl El-Heta (The Neighborhood Community), an initiative to combat religious tension, and Welad El-Balad, an anti-sexual harassment campaign. With “Shams Women”, they started a group to study Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life and try to bring it to daily practice. She is now part of The Compassion Course 2014 Arabic Translation Team, dedicated to bring NVC to Egypt and our other Arabic speaking neighbors.

contact: arabic_coordinator@nycnvc.org

Kholoud Said

Compassion Course Arabic Team Translator

Kholoud Said works as Website Editor at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and a Translator, Researcher, and Civil Society Trainer and Consultant. Kholoud is also a Political, Civil Society and Social Media Activist, with a special interest in gender issues, decentralization, advocacy, networking and awareness. She has a BA in English Literature and is currently pursuing her MA in Comparative Literature.

With the Egyptian Revolution, Kholoud noticed the danger of polarization and became part of a group to study Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, and try to apply its concepts in her daily live. The Group aspires to widen the circle and spread awareness on the importance of NVC and its significance in today’s Egypt through The 2014 Compassion Course Arabic Translation Project.

contact: arabic_coordinator@nycnvc.org

Yasmine Arafa

Compassion Course Arabic Team Translator

Yasmine Arafa has a law degree (LLB) from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. As the research associate of the vice rector, University for Peace, she has take part in projects as a researcher and evaluation consultant working in academic and field research as well as multinational conflict resolution and peace studies projects.

Currently she’s the coordinator of “Women and Democratic Transition in Egypt” a Dialogue Forum seeking to advance the political participation and involvement of Egyptian citizens and emphasizing the importance of constructive Dialogue.

Yasmine’s interest in Nonviolent Communication rose from her focus on conflict resolution and peace studies, and was sustained by her participation in a group to study Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Today, as part of the 2014 Compassion Course Arabic Translation Team, she hopes to disseminate this work to larger groups.

contact: arabic_coordinator@nycnvc.org

Spanish Team

Antonio Espinoza

Compassion Course Spanish Team Leader, Assistant Director, NYCNVC, Assistant Facilitator, NYCNVC

As an Assistant Director at NYCNVC Antonio’s communication and outreach work has played a major role in our mission of sharing NVC around the world.

Antonio is currently a Discovery Weekend Facilitator, Integration Program Graduate, Leadership Program participant and a principle member of the Spanish Translation and Coordination team for The Compassion Course Online.

Antonio’s ability to both learn and practice NVC serves as a model and as an inspiration for all those who work with him.

Contact: antonio@nycnvc.org

Celeste De Vita

Compassion Course Spanish Team Lead Translator

Celeste hails from Argentina and serves as the lead translator for El Curso de Compasion. She discovered NVC in 2013, when she attended a practice group held by Ronnie Housheer from www.cnvargentina.com.ar. That same year she discovered the Compassion Course. In 2014 she got her Psychology degree in UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and since then she has benefited from her increasing practice of empathy and observation, both very important tools to her professional practice.

With Ronnie’s support Celeste facilitated introductory NVC workshops in Ecoaldea Velatropa and for Social Organizations and Community Culture Program of the Ministry of National Culture.

Since she finished the Compassion Course, her wish to give back something for the precious tools she had learned, moved her to offer her help as a translator to create the Spanish Compassion Course.

In this moment, she’s happy to support her spanish-speaker fellows in having access to a Course as transformative as this is.

Contact: celeste.devita@gmail.com

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