Mary Mackenzie

Mary Mackenzie

CNVC Certified Trainer from Long Beach, California, USA

Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master's degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.

Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.

As a pioneer of online NVC training, Mary runs her company in harmony with what she teaches. She and NVC Academy co-founder, Mark Schultz, paved the way to NVC online training in 2006 and have been instrumental in alleviating the financial and geographical barriers to learning NVC skills.

One of her passions is facilitating critical dialogues between people, and she has spent more than 20 years learning a wide variety of effective processes she can draw on in a moment's notice. Known for her clear communication style, she is especially skilled in helping individuals within groups put aside their preferences and find ways to collaborate with each other that are in alignment with their values. Her ability to cut through the confusion in a group has helped many teams quickly move forward in their desired progress.

To reach Mary:
mary@nvcacademy.com
562.856.9417
or visit: www.nvcacademy.com or www.peaceworkshop.org 

Finding Our True Self

Trainer Tip: Accepting our true feelings, needs and values can lead us to a more compassionate life. Are you being true to yourself?
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Modeling Behaviors You’d Like to Receive

Trainer Tip: The ways that we interact with our children shape the way they will interact in their world. How do your actions model compassion, tolerance, and love for your children?
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Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?
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Taking a Leap

Trainer Tip: "Sometimes we are dissatisfied in our primary relationship, yet the thought of making a change is scary, so we stay in it. Sometimes we think we're afraid to learn the truth, so we don't ask direct questions."
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Self Empathy Basics

Mary Mackenzie, an internationally renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, demonstrates two exercises that will help you learn fast “on the run” self empathy techniques. The video includes practical techniques to guide you toward noticing your physical sensations, feelings and needs.
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Experiencing the Energy of Your Needs Meditation

Mary Mackenzie leads listeners through a guided meditation to experience the energy of needs that was created and written by CNVC Certified Trainer, Barbara Larson.
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Street Giraffe Tips

Does the thought of asking the following question stop you cold? "Would you tell me what you heard me say?" Mary Mackenzie, CNVC Certified Trainer known for her colloquial method of speaking and teaching NVC, offers a simpler method.
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Self Empathy Overview, Parts 1-3

In this inspiring 3-part audio recording, Mary Mackenzie, renowned for her self empathy practice, speaks about the value of self empathy as a daily practice and the profound healing that naturally occurs as a result.
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A Talk About Needs

"Everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need," says CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie. Once you gain skills at living in a "needs-consciousness" you will literally change your life and improve all of your relationships.
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About Empathy

Mary Mackenzie, renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, shares her understanding and experience of empathy.
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