Welcome to Conversations from the Heart

HEART-BASED COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR RELATIONSHIPS AT HOME AND WORK

For empaths, people-pleasers, codependents and anyone else on a personal growth journey looking for practical ways to be both honest and kind, both connected and protected in all their relationships at home and at work.

Zoom Calls on Wednesdays
10:00AM – 11:30AM CT

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Purpose and Intention

This is a psycho-educational learning call with a strong focus on information, understanding, strategies and clarity.

It is not an emotional processing group, a despair work group, an NVC group, an empathy group, or a therapy group.

You’ll get an opportunity to ask questions and receive input and advice as we unpack or reframe sticky interpersonal situations in people’s lives.

You’re also welcome to just listen and take it all in without actively speaking or participating at all.

 

Is this a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) group?

No. Conversations from the Heart is not offered as a training in NVC, per se, nor does it focus on the “correct” application of NVC tools.

I am not a certified trainer of NVC and if your interest is in learning precise and pure Nonviolent Communication I recommend you seek out one of the many highly qualified Nonviolent Commincation Trainers you can find here.

My work and style is deeply aligned with the consciousness of NVC and has a broader, playful focus on the personal growth that both transcends and includes the practices of NVC.

Our scope of exploration includes broader principles of nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness, as well as insights from relational and integral psychology and spiral dynamics.

I draw from whatever resources seem relevant or useful to the moment, such as archetypes, shadow work, and polarity theory, as well as the work of Marshall Rosenberg, Carl Rogers, bell hooks, Brene Brown, Terry Real, Diane Musho Hamilton, Ken Wilbur and many more.

How does the meeting work?

If you want to ask a question, arrive in the first 15 mintues to put your question in the chat. I will try to address as many questions as possible during the call.

Call are 90 minutes and start with orienting infomration, a chance to check in if you’d like it and gathering of questions via chat.

We take ten mintues for people to check in via optional breakout rooms, or in the main session.

Please note that a lightly edited section of the call after breakout rooms becomes our  podcast to facilitate ease of listening and re-listening for those who want access to replays.

As a practicing, licensed psychologist, I facilitate the meetings and respond to your questions, drawing from my extensive training in mind-body medicine, somatic experiencing, diversity and inclusiveness, nonviolent communication, and integral-relational-cultural psychology.

I encourage a variety of voices to be heard, and you’re welcome to contribute to the discussion or just listen and take it all in.

This meeting is offered remotely through Zoom, and participants from around the world come together to engage with a thriving community of individuals looking to enrich their personal development journeys.

THE COURAGE TO SPEAK YOUR TRUTH WITH KINDNESS

THE CLARITY OF KNOWING WHAT TO SAY, NO MATTER WHAT COMES YOUR WAY

THE CONFIDENCE TO BE YOURSELF AND KNOW YOU ARE GOOD

THE COMPASSION TO CONNECT WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS

THE CREATIVITY TO BREAK OLD PATTERNS AND HABITS

Would you like to …

Explore what it takes to love yourself and others

Nurture a just, peaceful, and sustainable world in which everyone’s needs matter

Change self-sabotaging habits of blame, shame, and judgment

Speak, listen, and live from your heart

Show up in your life with clarity, authenticity, honesty, creativity, and co-creation with others

Focus on your own personal inner work

Learn and grow through self-development

Stop turning on yourself and others

Replace automatic, fear-based reactions with conscious, compassion-based responses to
                yourself and others

Alleviate suffering and resolve conflicts peacefully

Welcome!

This is a casual, friendly, open-access group: Drop in anytime.

  • Struggling with parenting?
  • Your spouse?
  • A family member?
  • An employee?
  • An oppressive system of injustice that you’d like to transform?

You are welcome to bring your questions, and I will do my best to help you find a new script, a new insight or a new way of seeing an old pattern.

I’m here to support your personal and professional inner growth work, as you cultivate a just, peaceful, and sustainable world in which everyone’s needs matter, suffering is alleviated, and conflict is transformed into connection.

Warmly,

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Welcome!

This is a casual, friendly, open-access group: Drop in anytime.

  • Struggling with parenting?
  • Your spouse?
  • A family member?
  • An employee?
  • An oppressive system of injustice that you’d like to transform?

Bring your questions, and I will do my best to help you find a new script, a new insight or a new way of seeing an old pattern.

I’m here to support the personal and professional inner growth work you want, as you cultivate a just, peaceful, and sustainable world in which everyone’s needs matter, suffering is alleviated, and conflict is transformed into connection.

Warmly,

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What people are saying …

Participating in the Wednesday conversations feels like a compassionate companioning on the shared journey of being human. I am incredibly grateful to be with a group of individuals whohave a longing for this type of shared-reality community

Karen

Yvette is an amazing teacher. Her classes are loaded with fun, deep wisdom, and practical steps for dealing with relational challenges in the moment. I highly recommend them

Evie

The Wednesday calls have meant so much to me. I found new insights, a sense of community and belonging, and a checkpoint in my week to help me stay grounded and choiceful

Chris

Yvette creates an atmosphere of experimentation and mutual learning that has helped me understand the human condition. I’ve gained strategies to tame my inner jerk and allow empathy to build heart-to-heart connections

Tim

Yvette has skillfully, gently, intelligently, and compassionately shared her life and learning with me to help me open up to myself and therefore others as well. She has opened the door to meet my needs and feelings which have been, for me, the springboard to deeper connections with myself and others

Terri