NVC resources that include teachings about mental health
Stephanie Bachmann Mattei

Stephanie Bachmann Mattei

CNVC Certified Trainer from Land O Lakes, Florida

Stephanie Bachmann Mattei, the mother of 3 children (biological and adopted), was born and raised in Italy, where she earned her Bachelor in Languages and a PhD in Philosophy. Stephanie moved to the USA in 1993 after marrying her husband.

Stephanie is a certified trainer and assessor with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org) as well as a 200hr certified Yoga teacher and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - MBSR qualified teacher.   Her core intertwined themes in life are spirituality, parenting, and healing. She is passionate to share her understanding of NVC as a process to empower oneself and others to celebrate the humanity in one's own being, and to encounter the humanity in the other person. In the words of Dr. Bruce Perry, "Being born human does not ensure being humane." 

NVC offers transformational processes to support the journey from human to humane by providing clear tools for healing and reconciliation of warring parts within our psyche, for emerging into our wholeness, for consistently re-connecting with our authenticity, and for practicing the gift of mindful and compassionate presence for ourselves and others.

Parenting is one of Stephanie's niches. Parenting, being a major way of transmitting our unconscious wounds as well as our conditioning to social and cultural blueprints, becomes a powerful and far-reaching tool for social transformation. As Gandhi proclaimed: "If we want to change the world we shall start with the children." 

On the practical level, this led Stephanie to serve for over 10 years as a volunteer leader with La Leche League International. In 2006, Stephanie graduated from the "Parent Peer Leadership Program" (www.nvc-pplp.com ) -a program of the Peaceful Families Peaceful World Project of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication and BayNVC. She has been serving in this program as an assistant first and as a co-trainer since 2009. 

Aware of the specific challenges and joys of raising an adopted child, Stephanie also offers  NVC-based workshops and coaching to adoptive families. 

In Stephanie's experience, parenting inevitably ends up being a call to integrate our unprocessed experiences and to bring healing to ourselves. To that respect, Stephanie loves tying NVC with mindfulness-based neuroscience to support self-understanding, healing, and wholeness.

Stephanie is also one of the assessors of the CALF Program -Candidates Active Learning Forum-, (www.nvccalf.com) serving candidates in the USA and other English speaking countries. Being Italian she also wholeheartedly serves candidates of NVC community in Italy.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Meditation

Practice leads to change of consciousness! Enjoy an MBSR guided practice with Stephanie Bachmann Mattei: STOP = Stop, Take a few mindful breaths, Observe, and Proceed. Listen.
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Self Connection Meditation

CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei leads you through an 8 minute meditation designed to develop a more integrated body and feelings/needs awareness.
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Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: If Mom/Dad Ain't Happy, Nobody Is!

Parenting can bring out the worst in us. Let's learn to meet the challenges of parenting with awareness, self-compassion and a spirit of inquiry, and explore a few practices to regain self-regulation, choice and freedom, staying anchored in the realization that as human beings we do have the capacity to respond with discernment rather than habitual reactivity.
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Where Do Jackal Voices Come From?

CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei explores the biological basis of our inner jackal voices.
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Mediating Conflict with Kids

In this stimulating audio recording, Stephanie Mattei covers several "hot" parenting topics such as: boundary issues, strategy resilience, how to shift your right/wrong mentality and understanding the concept of fairness. While unraveling these topics, Stephanie intersperses some practical neuroscience around brain regulation and brain-wise conflict prevention.
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