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Godfrey Spencer

Godfrey Spencer

CNVC Certified Trainer from THEUX, Liege, Belgium

Godfrey Spencer read linguistics, philosophy and history at the University of Cambridge where he was awarded an honours MA. He consolidated his professional skills by becoming an NLP Practitioner in London, which he followed up first with a Masters course in France and then with a second in the US. He also trained with the Institute for Training in Intercultural Management. Since 1997 he has specialised in the NVC process and is a CNVC Certified Trainer and Consultant. He served as a Director on the Board of the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Since 1998, he has been engaged in European countries and the USA taking NVC to institutions and businesses through conferences, training sessions, mediations, coaching and consultations. He has been awarded contracts with universities, schools, bar associations, the judiciary, hospitals and corporations.

Website: Girasol

Ask the Trainer: For many years I have been using crime and punishment (reward and consequences) to discipline because it was the only thing I knew. I knew deep in my heart it was alienating me...

Ask the Trainer: Is there any difference between the concept or experience of "love" and that of "empathy?"

Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?

Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."

Ask the Trainer: How do I respond to people who believe that consequences are necessary to change behavior?

Ask the Trainer: Can all needs be met when illness limits the capacity of one person to meet the needs of her partner?

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Ask the Trainer: Can you help me connect with my needs behind the protective use of force I use with my children?