In 2012 I studied, wondered and pondered on NVC all by myself. Then I realized how much I was longing for giraffe friends and a giraffe community and decided to attend Hanna Savanna’s one-year training in 2016.
I wanted to understand how I can radiate compassionate presence even when there is a storm inside me. For me, the real freedom is to choose to take one step closer to connection, no matter what I feel: trembling rage or petrifying paralysis, painful guilt or deep shame. What NVC means to me is concrete acts of love.