At the same time, as a believer of holistic health she studied effective alternative treatments in different countries. She is qualified in Thai-massage, and regularly attends yoga seminars and anything that has to do with people and their spiritual and physical balance. One of her many hobbies is dancing, singing and the making of natural body care products. However ThetaHealing® modality caught her attention more than anything else and became her full time occupation.
The same time Maria studies since 2011 NVC and on 2016 she embarked on a 3 year certification process to become a certified Trainer from CNVC,.
The presentations and seminars she is now delivering are part of these process. They do not represent official NVC They are based on Maria’s personal experience and the same time they are based on the NVC teachings and the directions from THE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION, CNVC, of Marshall Rozenberg.
How I came to know NVC
I first read the books of NVC on 2008. That time for 10 years I was living as a permanent resintend in South India in a big charitable organization. I was a volunteer there and I was managing an ecological center that I had created and I had 4-5 member of staff. I was amazed first by the book because it spoke directly to my heart but afterwards I was amazed even more because I saw that it changed immediately the way I was dealing and talking with my friends and staff. I could make my point to them without being afraid of getting upset my self or upset them. All the communication with anybody was so smooth and without conflicts. After I had this experience I resolved to spread the book and its teachings, teach this method and have it in my life as a way of living.
Some years later when I changed my life and came back to my native country, Greece, I was surprised to find that NVC was taught here through Giorgos Tsitsirigos and I started doing NCV seminars. I was also happy to know that he already was translating the book in Greek.
Once again I found that when I was applying NVC to the most difficult situations for me like family issues, really this method was easily and nicely bringing me more close to my family and my self.
On November 2016 I started taking NVC more seriously and I did my first IIT course and I registered as a certification candidate. Since then I organize seminars, lectures, presentations and practice groups regularly aiming to establish NVC in my daily life.
My first ever public presentation was an 1 hour Introduction to NVC presentation, December 12, 2016, in Thessalonika, Greece. There was a couple with 3 children between 4 and 8 years old. That was a surprise for me. I thought that was a good sign and the best start of my journey. At the end the youngest child gave me a paper with a butterfly and the word “love” on it. Before that he said: I also have a request: I want all the people to help each other. I felt happy because I saw that as a blessing, from this small angel, to my path which just started.
My training as student
4. International Intensive training – Czech Republic, 9 days, 4-13 November 2016, with Frank Gaschler, Anna Mills, Kathleen Macferran, Robert Krzisnik
3.NVC for couples and families – Greece, 2 days, 20-23 February 2016 with Gundi Frank Gaschler
2.NVC in mediation – Greece, 4 days, February 2015, with Robert Κrzisnik
1.Basics of NVC – with Giorgos Tsitsirigos , 2012 – 2014
My trainings as a teacher, public presentations, other projects
April 2017- 2 full days seminar “Communication that Unites” the basics of NVC, Kriti
April 2017-2 full days seminar “Communication that Unites” the basics of NVC, Thessalonika
March 2017- 2 full days seminar “Communication that Unites” the basics of NVC, Athens
March 2017 – 2 full days seminar “Communication that Unites” the basics of NVC, Paros
January 2017- public presentation, “Therapy planet” festival , Athens
January 2017- 2 full days seminar “Communication that Unites” the basics of NVC, Athens
December 2016 – public presentation bookstore “ Psaras” , Thessaloniki
December 2016- webpage, broshures, visiting cards, manual and educational materials for the seminars.