CNVC Certified Trainers
Stephanie Bachmann Mattei
Stephanie was born and raised in Florence, Italy, where she earned her Bachelor in Languages and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Stephanie moved to the USA in 1993, when she married her beloved husband. Together they are parenting their three self-educated children (biological and adopted).
Stephanie, a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org) and CNVC Assessor (for more info about the certification process please click here), is passionate to share her understanding of NVC as a process to empower oneself and others to celebrate the humanity in one’s own being, and to encounter the humanity in the other person. In the words of Dr. Bruce Perry, "Being born human does not ensure being humane."
Her core intertwined themes in life are: spirituality, parenting and wholeness. Parenting, being a major way of transmitting our unconscious wounds as well as our conditioning to social and cultural blueprints, becomes a powerful and far-reaching tool for social transformation. As Gandhi proclaimed: “If we want to change the world we shall start with the children.”
On the practical level, this led Stephanie to serve for over 10 years as a volunteer leader with La Leche League International. Aware of the specific challenges and joys of raising an adopted child, Stephanie studied with Dr. Daniel Siegel and Dr. Bruce Perry to better understand how trauma affects brain development.
Stephanie loves tying NVC with mindfulness-based neuroscience to support self-understanding, healing and wholeness. She is also a Qualified Teacher in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Center for Mindfulness.
Ingrid is an author and a Certified Trainer for the global Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), who has been teaching about compassionate parenting for over two decades. As a mother of four children aged 13, 19, 23 and 35 years, she is dedicated to sharing Compassionate Communication with parents and families, and much of her work addresses this arena.
She is particularly interested in exploring NVC within the context of family, community, interdependence, and the whole web of life. She offers workshops, online training, retreats, and large family camps, with a special focus on intergenerational community, parenting, healthy attachment practices, and leadership training.
She has a strong interest in deep nature connection and how this impacts children’s development, communities, and cultural repair. Ingrid and her husband run a mentoring-based wilderness school for both youth and adults, where NVC and peacemaking play a large role alongside community building, ancestral skills, music and nature connection.
Ingrid assisted Inbal Kashtan in the very first Parent Peer Leadership Program, and has been leading or co-leading the program since 2007. She loves working with Stephanie and the whole PPLP team. Ingrid lives with her family, on an island on Canada’s west coast.
Robin is passionate about relationships, healing, living life, and being of service. She loves to explore and bring awareness to topics and concepts that are often kept in private, if spoken at all. Her journey has included advocacy and awareness of women’s reproductive rights and options, birthing choices, breastfeeding advocacy, and children’s rights to body autonomy. She loves to ask questions that encourage people to explore the social constructs that influence their conscious and unconscious decision making.
Robin and her partner of 17 years love the life that they have co-created with their 4 children. The constant has always been to do their best, acknowledge when intentions do not match impact, support each other in repairs when needed, have fun, and laugh often.
She joined PPLP in 2011 when her youngest was only 2 years old. PPLP supported her journey into consciously choosing an empathic and connected journey with her family and ever-widening circles of community. She has been an assistant in the program since 2013 and has grown as a leader supporting this program in a variety of ways. She manages technology, many administrative tasks, supports the assistant team, and works closely with Stephanie and Ingrid to support the evolution of the program.
She has also been part of the planning team for Family HEART Camp, WV since 2013 and has worked with NVC Academy since 2014. She engages locally in her community serving families, women, teens, and youth primarily in areas of parenting, social justice, and empowerment self-defense.