Chelsie is a psychotherapist and yoga and meditation teacher from Brooklyn, NY, USA. She holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University and has experience providing counselling in jail and private practice settings. Chelsie attended an Intensive International Training through the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in the Netherlands in 2018 and has participated in and led NVC workshops internationally since then. Chelsie brings her enthusiasm and care to her work with groups and individuals. She always strives to empower those she works with and help them live with greater authenticity, self-connection, and empathy for themselves and others. Chelsie believes that NVC is a great tool and language to learn for communicating with others and understanding oneself.
Finished Intro courses
Introduction training in Nonviolent Communication in English. This is a series of four meetings, we expect you to attend all these moments.
Tuesday April 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday April 13, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday April 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday April 27, 06:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday May 30 2021
Social change starts with me
For whom: Everyone.
Information: We’ll invite people’s reflections on themselves, their immediate circles of influence and the systems they are enrolled in. We’ll invite them to speak about and name their feelings about social systems, what needs they want to meet and what they want to change. We’ll develop the question of how systems we are enrolled in are harmful for those with less privilege. We’ll explore who is included and who is excluded from existing groups, how we are or are not able to listen to others, widening our empathy, accepting feelings of shame and guilt, empathy for what we have not done, our sense of responsibility and shame. We’ll ask what is our resistance for connecting with others and what is our fluidity in meeting others with openness. We’ll invite life stories and how we hear or don’t hear others’ disadvantages. We intend to use CHAT, Breakout Rooms, Meditative reflections, writing/ drawing, and sharing in the main group to include everyone’s voices.
Saturday May 29 2021
Accepting my privilege
For whom: People from dominant groups.
Information: We’ll invite people to share the forms of privileges they currently enjoy, how aspects of our identity give us more or less power, how the systems we are enrolled in are harmful for people with less privilege, how the body reacts when we hear how we benefit from a system that harms others. We’ll offer learning on Privilege Fragility, Individual and Collective Responsibility and where we are on the spectrum of this plus Conscious and Unconscious Privilege. We’ll include interactivity via the CHAT box, Breakout Rooms, Meditation and feedback in the whole group. We’ll pose questions that invite discussion and deeper exploration.
Friday May 28 2021
Are you listening?
For whom: Everyone.
Information: We shall open with a welcoming arrival into the online space and a chance for people to say their names and where they are from, to create a sense of community and a circle of equity. We’ll offer teaching and learning about: not fixing what’s bothering me; how to listen; listening to understand; being heard and taking turns at listening. We’ll introduce self-warmth as well as precision in Resonance for Self plus Core beliefs that undermine our ability to listen to self and others. We’ll invite interaction via writing in the CHAT box, demonstrating empathy, Meditation, writing exercise, speaking aloud, embodiment of self-empathy and feeding back in the group. We’ll remind everyone that change happens slowly and with practice.