Nonviolent NZ Communities

Bringing Authentic and Compassionate Communication to Individuals, Communities and Organisations 

Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg and the Centre of Nonviolent Communication and

Daniel Goleman and Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

"My intention is to build a culture of emotionally intelligent people, and guide them in a journey through scientific insights into the human emotions. My aim is to bring greater understanding of what guides us in our lives and to understand what it means and how to bring intelligence to emotion.

What comes from the heart, goes to the heart. I sense. I feel. I am alive, I am real. I am everything I want to be. I AM.

I like working with teams who are willing to take 100% responsibility, in doing their best to learn to express and listen to others in ways that will contribute to trusted connections impacting morale, productivity and profit."


Camelia PETRUS

(PGDip. Psychology, NVC, NLP, Counselling), Member of NVC Aotearoa

Camelia has developed a focused collection of approaches to working in the field of Human Behaviour and Emotional Intelligence. She has spent the past fourteen years studying authenticity and what stays in its way (guilt, shame, fear, obligation).

She is also the Founder and CE of "The Power of I AM" an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.She attended the Nonviolent Communication Fundamentals course in 2007, and has worked with individuals, groups, families and couples for healing communication with self and others, self-conflict resolution, couple conflict resolution, social story therapy and life skills for adults with challenging behaviour, emotions and mind states.

Her approach towards working with prevention of conflict and restorative, healing communication is from the perspective that all of our actions are attempts to meet needs.

The conflict resides in the strategies that are used to meet these needs. By hearing and understanding our own and other's needs, we are able to come to a place of seeing strategies that are more likely to satisfy everyone involved.

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Discover the Life-Changing Benefits of Emotional Intelligence and Nonviolent Communication

Creating authentic communication is changing lives every day. By examining the values behind what we do or say, it’s possible to reduce hostility, heal pain, strengthen emotional connections and improve the quality of professional and personal relationships.

How precisely can we be compassionate in the midst of a disagreement?

What is the caring thing to say when a tense subject must be raised in a circumstance full of conflict?

How can we respond peacefully when someone angrily attacks us?

If we like our children to refrain from violence and confrontation, how specifically should we guide them to respond when they find themselves faced with such challenges?

How can we share our joys and hopes in ways that create the type of compassion, care and peace that we preach?

Emotional Intelligence and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) provide tools and techniques that revolves around ideals such as compassion, connection and peace.

The workshops content backs up the talk with a concrete, structured, yet flexible methodology that teaches us how to enact these ideals through a specific way of speaking and listening that builds connection and mutually satisfying relationships.