Mary Mackenzie

Mary Mackenzie is a certified NVC trainer, the executive director of the Flagstaff Center for Compassionate Communication and co-founder of the NVC Academy. She holds a master’s degree in Human Relations and is a trained mediator and member of the Arizona Dispute Resolution Association.

Mary is the author of "Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion" which was published in 2005.

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Mary’s first career was as a fundraiser in higher education, where her listening skills helped people realize their dreams and helped her raise millions of dollars for the universities where she worked. She ended this fifteen-year career to begin work with the newly-formed Flagstaff Center for Compassionate Communication.

Mary’s guiding vision is to help people fully connect to themselves and their world so that they may experience more joy. Toward this end, she teaches Nonviolent Communication to children, adults, families, couples, and adolescents, and she works with organizations by offering individual or group workshops and facilitating organization-wide restructuring.

Self-Empathy: The Root of Successful Communication
with Mary Mackenzie and Raj Gill, CNVC Certified Trainers

A Recorded Telecourse: Recorded during November, 2007
Duration: 3 hours, 56 minutes (236 minutes)

Self empathy is the root of all communication. It is a simple process that can dramatically defuse a situation and provide space for peaceful resolution. It is also a powerful healing process that reveals necessary insight to heal wounds from the past that continue to negatively impact our interactions with others. The practice of self empathy is a simple process with remarkable results. Join Raj Gill and Mary Mackenzie for this 4-session course to deepen your ability to connect with self and heal the past.

  • Understand yourself more deeply
  • Deal with persistent issues
  • Create more compassion in your life
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Resolve conflicts peacefully
"The method of self-empathy taught in this course has helped me get to the bottom of issues that have plagued me for years. I've also found that by knowing myself better, I can hear others more authentically and 'take it personally' much less often."  -M.S.

Cost $29.95 USD

This course includes a series of 4 workshops recorded over a one month period. We suggest practicing for a week after each session before listening to the next session. The recordings refer to 2 worksheets, these are provided with the recordings.

You will receive an e-mail with access instructions when you purchase this product. These recordings are provided as 4 MP3 files. You will be able to download and play the recordings on your computer whenever you wish. You may also "burn" CDs so you can play them on a CD or MP3 player. We only request that you do not redistribute these recordings in any form to other people.

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Raj Gill

Raj Gill CPCC is a
CNVC Trainer, Certified Professional Speaker,  Certified Co-active Coach
Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, Professional status with the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), and Facilitator / Mediator

Raj is the Director of Prosperity Circles Coaching International in Vancouver, Canada. The scope of her practice includes coaching and training in inclusive Leadership Adventures, Communication with Compassion and Emotional Intelligence. Over the past four years Raj has coached entrepreneurs, youth, couples and inmates to get results through their ideas, words and actions (IWA). In addition to coaching, her work includes curriculum development and teaching with Building Bridges Consulting, the Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford, the Justice Institute of BC and Langara College. Raj brings to her practice 30 years of experience in teaching, training and facilitation within the health care industry.

The main focus of Raj’s work is to develop a customized program focused on Process, Relationships and Outcomes (PROTM) for
individuals, groups and organizations to enhance their personal growth and vision.

Raj has a unique ability to create a motivational and supportive environment for managing the human
aspect of growth and development.

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