Selene Aitken


In the early 90's, I came to Nonviolent Communication with a background in teaching, mediation, foreign languages, and peace and justice activism.

NVC changed my life. I have gained a sustaining confidence that I can bridge differences and conflicts with compassion. My relationship with myself is now more often characterized by joy, peace and acceptance than by self-criticism.

Most important to me is that NVC continuously gives me hope that the caring world I want to live in is possible.

 My NVC work in places like Kabul, El Salvador, Syria and Buenos Aires as well as the US has confirmed for me the universal application of NVC principles and practices.

I see myself as a resource to explore issues of reactivity, awareness and communication. Whether I’m teaching a workshop, consulting with a professional group, mediating a conflict in a non-profit organization or coaching a couple in private sessions, I enjoy the process of untangling misunderstandings to transform them into collaborative and satisfying relationships.