Here is a list of many of the teachers, modalities, and frameworks that I draw from and integrate into my work. There is so much helpful material out there, and I am only listing a few that I have personally used and been trained in.
NVC is a foundational, grounding philosophy in all my work. I highly recommend that people study this transformative process with experienced trainers and with their local communities. You can learn more about NVC here:
Body-Based Therapies & Trauma Healing
If you have trouble getting “into” your body, you might want to explore a variety of body-based therapies to help you reconnect to your embodied self. Since we often “jump out” of our bodies as a result of trauma, many of these modalities focus on healing trauma. Here are some places to start exploring:
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
The Body Never Lies by Alice Miller
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
Integral Theory & Spiral Dynamics
I am a huge fan of all things Integral Theory and often find myself circling back to Integral Theory to orient myself and my work. One of my favorite parts of Integral theory is the assumption that “everything fits,” and one of my favorite teachers in this space is Diane Hamilton. If you want to journey down this rabbit hole, here are some gateways:
There are so many excellent people in this space that I can’t possibly do justice to the long list. That said, here are a few core people for me:
Referrals for therapists, bodyworkers, and NVC trainers who are local to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area may be available upon request. Please contact us if you are looking for a recommendation. We also recommend the referrals page at core-psychotherapy.com for a comprehensive list of hotlines, psychologists, therapists, and more.
I love to recommend books that reflect the foundations of my work. Topics range from psychology to addiction to somatic work to communication and more. View my Core Reading List here.
Also, Conversations from the Heart participants have shared their favorite books that complement the study and practice of Nonviolent Communication, aside from the quintessential writings of Marshall Rosenberg. View the list here.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided above is for inspirational, self-reflective, and educational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental-health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition.