Cath Burke

Name: Cath Burke

Certified Trainer: Yes

Location: London, England

Since I came across NVC in 2006 it has slowly and profoundly shaped how I relate and the way I want and choose to live; I expect this to continue for the rest of my life!

At about the same time I started doing 5 Rhythms dance, a form of expressive movement meditation which helps people embody both a compassionate attitude and sense of personal empowerment. I am now a Teacher of Open Floor Movement Practice (www.openfloor.org ) and a member of the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association. I love bringing NVC and conscious dance together in workshops.

Another big influence has been Vipassana meditation - I was committed to a daily sitting practice and regular long retreats for nine years. Also in the mix is a foundation training in Core Process Psychotherapy and many years of personal therapy.

I have a PGCE in adult education and was an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher in Further Education for 18 years. I completed a degree in English and African Studies and an MA in Gender and Development. I trained and worked as a journalist for business and human rights publications.

I completed certification as a CNVC trainer in 2014 and facilitate regular public and organisation-based trainings and practice groups. I coach individuals and couples using the mindset and practices of NVC.

Preferred Pronouns: She/her