Ron de Brito
I was born in North London to Trinidadian parents and attended Catholic Schools, including two years in Trinidad, where I enjoyed my extended family's companionship.
My parents did not allow me to socialize with my peers at all, and strict punishment, mostly as a teenager, suppressed my emotional and social growth and development. I lived in fear and reacting to fear. I was encouraged to "be a doctor", so after my Batchelor's degree in Biochemistry, I passed my PhD becoming reliant on thinking and knowledge to navigate the world. I had some fun working in this field, but it wasn't my purpose.
As a mother, my logical thinking background meant neglecting emotional openness and acknowledgement, which I regret deeply. I was stressed and numb with headaches for days on end. I created and ran my own successful tutoring business for many years for children of all ages, and I taught part-time in schools.
After divorce, my new beloved partner took his own life. My devastation and heartbreak eventually brought me to the compassion I needed with Nonviolent Communication communities and Inner Child therapy. My NVC practice enabled me to grow my emotional and spiritual consciousness in every aspect of my life. I trained as an Embodied Facilitator and as a Co-Active Coach to create a new career. I left teaching after stress and burnout.
I am now an Empowerment and Compassion Coach, Embodied Facilitator, NVC Practitioner and Mediator. I am currently devoted to teaching Powerful Embodied Peace with NVC, Grief Story Circles and healing passed-down trauma by rituals with my Indian and African ancestors and my own trauma history. I teach and share acceptance, understanding, integration, love and compassion.
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.