I feel delighted to share the 6th Visual Blog post on the BayNVC Leadership Program not only because it’s literally illustrating what living Nonviolent Communication is about for me: …
Mireille van Bremen
My passion is to listen empathically. When we listen empathically to each other, we can meet in a place where the needs of each of us matter equally and we engage joyfully.Over the course of three years, I have participated in various trainings of Nonviolent Communication, developed by Marshall Rosenberg, founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Through his legacy and with the generosity of NVC trainers from all over the world, I have learned about empathic listening, honest expression, conflict resolution, constructive collaboration, (self-)connection, (self-)leadership, healing, training design, consciousness and being present in the moment with myself or others.
I am deeply intrigued by the awakening to ones essence and how the power in our essence, enforced with those of others, may be applied to co-create a sustainable world.For the past 20 years I see myself developing from a visual artist to a social artist. Through my paintings, writings, illustrations, graphic designs, art and creative direction, I reflect on life and on how we all together design our society. Consciously or not. Graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam with a Bachelor Degree in Design and one in Fine Arts, I aspire to employ my knowledge and experience in the field of visual communications for collective consciousness and manifestation.
Connected to our needs and motivations we understand where our life energy wants to flow. Taking responsibility for ourselves, is the first step to leading a purposeful life.Through training in Participatory Leadership, the Art of Hosting and NVC Leadership, I learned that growth starts with honest and authentic expression. We create and engage in loving relationships, constructive collaborations and live a meaningful life, as long as we choose to express ourselves honestly. My next meaningful step, is to step forward, show myself and let others know, I'm here to listen. I'm here to help you listen. I am here to say, don't search for your path. Create your own.