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In the Spotlight: Roxy Manning


Committed to compassion and fierce authenticity, Roxy Manning brings decades of service experience to her work interruptingroxy manning 200x250 explicitly and implicitly oppressive attitudes and cultural norms within individuals, communities, and organizations. Rooted in her experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant, Roxy’s passion for cultivating resilience and equity comes from seeing the vast inequities in the ways different communities were resourced throughout her development and education. Roxy has worked and consulted across the U.S. with businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations wanting to move towards equitable and diverse hiring practices and workplace cultures, as well as with individuals and groups committed to social justice in Sri Lanka, Japan, The Netherlands, and Thailand.


As a facilitator, Roxy's thrilled by the process of holding opposing voices and ushering groups from discord towards values-driven solutions that work for everyone. Her own inner work coupled with her professional experience has grown her capacity to meet people with varying levels of education, disparate life experiences, and the most intense feelings in ways that help them feel heard, respected, supported, and loved. As a psychologist, she maintains a private therapy practice, and works with the City and County of San Francisco’s Disability Evaluation and Consultation Unit, serving the unhoused and disenfranchised mentally ill population.


Roxy integrated Nonviolent Communication into her psychotherapy practice in 2003, and has been offering classes and workshops in NVC since 2005. She served as the Executive Director of BayNVC from 2014-2017, was a trainer for BayNVC’s NVC Leadership Program from 2008-2017, and has been a trainer for the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice Retreat since she co-founded it in 2007. As an Assessor with the Trainer Candidate Community Path team of the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s (CVNC) Educational Services group, she collaborates with other experienced assessors as she works to support people from the Global Majority who wish to develop the experience and integration of NVC consciousness that will enable them to bring the power of NVC to the communities which they serve.

If you haven't yet taken a course with Roxy Manning, this powerful course on "From Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences" is a great option for introducing yourself to her work and teaching style. For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. Roxy Manning is masterfully exploring a variety of concepts and practices that can help you navigate situations that might be confusing, challenging, or even shocking. She'll also she'll be delving into key differentiations, such as equity and equality. Listen below. 

Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs (6 Session Course)

Audio •  6 - 9 hours • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 9 hours

Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Gain a deeper understadning and acceptance of the spirituality and beauty of needs and values.


Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs

Audio •  1 hour 6 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour 6 minutes

Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Gain a deeper understadning and acceptance of the spirituality and beauty of needs and values.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 22. Lead Yourself with Compassion

Trainer Tip •  3 - 5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Eric offers some tips for nurturing and affirming ourselves as a daily practice.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 17. Make Time to Grieve

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Grieving reminds us of the preciousness of life, it helps us integrate loss, and it opens us to deeper compassion, inspiration, and joy. We need to create space in our lives to grieve fully.