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 ( 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."

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" ( ). 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/foster 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. 

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