Ria Herzog

Rita Hertzog has been studying and teaching Nonviolent Communication for over 20 years. As an early pioneer, she coordinated the work of CNVC from her dining room table, and has had the privilege of seeing NVC enhance people's lives in ever widening circles to five continents and 40  countries. She also served on CNVC's Board of Trustees for nine years.

Rita has a master's degree in teaching, and has worked as the teacher/ coordinator of an independent school, a day care director, a college
instructor, and as visiting faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.  She has offered NVC training in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and many parts of Europe, as well in the U.S.

Rita continues to facilitate the work of the CNVC trainer certification team of registration coordinators and assessors.

Staying Connected with Yourself While with Family: Enjoy your family gathering without getting lost in your childhood

A Recorded Telecourse with Rita Herzog, CNVC Certified Trainer from Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Recorded on November 10th, 2007
Duration: 76 minutes

As a child, I did not hear my family talk about feelings, so I was seldom in touch with my own emotions. I learned not to ask for what I wanted, as a way to protect myself from disappointment. Gradually I lost contact with my needs, my wishes, my dreams, my heart's desire. Practicing NVC has helped my to reclaim my identity as a unique human being.  Now I can use my feelings as clues to uncover the deepest, most treasured part of me -- my needs, what I value, how I want to live my life.

What happens when my family only sees me as the person I was in the past, and the old patterns of the family system start to emerge alive and well? And my hard-won sense of self starts to melt away?

Many of us react in one of two ways to this dilemma:

1) Without meaning to, we can lapse right back into the family dynamics we have struggled to overcome, and lose our sense of self in the process.
2) We protect the persons we have become by staying distant, and lose the chance to create the family closeness we are longing for.

I am interested in exploring an NVC alternative - how do we learn to stay grounded in our own needs and values, so that we feel free to reach out with empathy to deepen our family connections?

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