Am looking forward to co-facilitating two and half days of ‘No Blame Zone – an Intro to Compassionate Communication’ scheduled on 10th, 11th and 12th July in Delhi with Chitra Panchkaran. We will start at 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, followed with dinned and have two full days on Saturday and Sunday. To see the details of the workshop and to register go to goo.gl/PL57lt
Chitra belongs to Himachal Pradesh and for the last 30 years has been living with her husband and two children in Delhi. She has been working on women’s rights with various NGO’s and Government agencies. She got the NVC bug about twenty years ago when she attended a ten day Intensive Training led by Marshall Rosenberg in 2004, in Bangalore, which inspired her into learning NVC deeply.
She credits her learning to Klaus Karstadt, Bridget Belgrave, Nada, Dilip and Fr. Chris Rajendran with whom she as attended many NVC trainings and interacted over endless conversations. She has been mentored by Kumarjeev and is proud to see Marshall as her Guru.
She has organised many NVC trainings in Delhi and around, facilitated by her self as well as by other NVC trainers including Salim, Aniruddha, Kumarjeev and Dilip in her community.
She incorporates NVC in her work as an NGO worker in the field of gender sensitisation, mitigation of violence against women and trauma healing. Has also worked as a legal aid for women affected by violence and women leaders from villages in north India to give them skills for effective community engagement and mediation. She has also worked with college girls as well as prison inmates.
Has worked with Jane Conner a renowned NVC trainer, who also known for her book, ‘Connecting Across Differences’. Has also co-hosted trainings with Kumarjeev, a passionate NVC trainer from Maharashtra.
She has also been active with the NVC community building activities and was in the core team of International Institute of Nonviolent Communication in India, (INVCI) which initiated and hosted first International NVC convention in 2009 at Rishikesh in India.
Conducted and organised trainings on Wenlido, a Non-violent self defence methodology.
She has deep commitment to social change and has been a columnist in National Dailies of India hosting columns where she counsels the readers who ask questions around their day to day challenges in their personal relationships.
Has also hosted an NVC practice group in her neighbourhood of Janakpuri in Delhi. One of the pioneers who has kept the fire and passion of NVC alive in her and has touched many people over the last twenty years. Her simplicity and humility makes people safe to share their stories with her and seek support from her. She is also fluent in sharing and practicing NVC in hindi and has deep understanding of cultural nuances and challenges of women in India.
Look forward to joyful and meaningful times with her during the coming days.