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.
Ingrid 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.
Ingrid 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.