"Working with my partner to understand how to communicate when they are experiencing reactivity improved our ability to connect even in when we are in a reactive state." - Portland, Oregon CoupleRead More
"I truly loved learning about what is and isn't empathy—and I can't wait to start making empathy my default response in addition to what I naturally do to help others." - Portland, Oregon CoupleRead More
"Perspective shift of not just viewing boundaries from the "no" but also illuminating the yes!" - Couple in Portland, OregonRead More
"We were able to appreciate each other in ways that we were not aware we were supporting the other." - Portland, Oregon CoupleRead More
“Connection and new insight with one another brought more intimacy and love.” - Supported CoupleRead More
“My wife and I have been together for 12 years now, and for the last eight years we've been consciously trying to improve our communication. We've taken workshops, gone to therapists, and read books. We learned a lot, and improved a lot, and yet... it all seemed to stay at the level of 'technique.'
After working with you, and the way that you don't just teach, but you embody how to communicate, you transmit it, if you'll permit me the term, all of those techniques just fell into place. I feel like I finally digested 8 years worth of meals.
No matter how challenging the situation, my wife and I can now communicate in a way that deepens our intimacy and trust, instead of tearing it apart. It's just amazing to have a fun life now, without the struggle and arguments that we used to have so often. Ahhh....”
- Mark Silver, Portland ORRead More
“I can categorically say that our marriage is stronger after having taken your classes.”
- Student, Portland ORRead More
“Thank you for helping me save my relationships.”
- Student, Portland, ORRead More
“I wasn't sure I wanted to invest more money into communication training with my wife. The thought crossed my mind that perhaps a vacation to the ocean would be more beneficial than a 6 week couples training. Boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. The tools LaShelle shared with my wife and me created more connection and a deeper level of understanding. LaShelle is a gifted trainer and was able to easily move us through conversations that would normally have exploded like dynamite. If you're tired of running into the same walls with your partner and ready to have a breakthrough with parenting, money, or sex, I highly recommend working with LaShelle.”
- Jason Stein, Portland ORRead More
“I am forever grateful to you for inspiring my husband who now really GETS NVC and is interested in pursuing it.”
- Deb Thornton, Portland, ORRead More
“My wife and I have been married for almost nine years and together for fifteen. Overall, our relationship is healthy and loving. We really care for each other. Still, there are times when we see things differently and those times were fairly tough to work through. NVC, as guided by LaShelle, has given us a whole new language to use with each other without the triggers that used to lock us into our individual positions. We now understand and have compassion for our own and each others’ jackal voices and thoughts. I personally have a whole new vocabulary of feelings I am becoming more and more capable of getting in touch with and expressing.
Working with LaShelle, guiding us and watching her guide others through tough issues has been incredibly helpful. She is so fluent and insightful – a wonderful model to learn from and emulate. Her warm and compassionate way of leading our group always creates the safety it takes to risk being vulnerable. As a result of LaShelle’s class our relationship has reached a new depth and intimacy and isn’t that what it’s all about?”
- Dan & Claudia Duggan, Beaverton, ORRead More
“The experiential exercises were incredibly informative and useful. I think that my tool box has swelled exponentially.”
- Workshop ParticipantRead More
“I really appreciated the combination of LaShelle’s NVC expertise with Jeremy’s body centered nourishing resources, It was a very effective combination for my body, heart, and mind.”
- Workshop ParticipantRead More
“Yes, we crashed when we got home from the workshop! However, it was a watershed moment for me actually and has now led to what feels like a very different relationship. The workshop's emphasis on triggers and how to proceed once the trigger begins has been a game changer. Both of us are doing well and it seems we are both looking and experiencing ourselves in a different way!! Wow.
I'm feeling excited because of growth and awareness needs!”
- Supported Couple from Bend, OregonRead More