Barbara C. Wiebe, BEd, CPC
I am passionate about how presence in our communication brings personal and social transformation. Trained in the internationally acclaimed process of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s NVC, Nonviolent Communication, I have been offering communication workshops and coaching in Alberta and BC since 2006. My work focuses on the inter-relational aspect of self-realization, how awareness and skill invites radical well-being, how we can participate in the evolution of human and planetary consciousness.
My studies of Nonviolent Communication, NVC, (also called Authentic or Compassionate Communication) include two ten-day international intensive trainings in Santa Barbara, CA, with the founder of NVC, Marshall Rosenberg. In 2013 I completed the NVC-based certification training course, Coaching for Transformation with www.LeadershipthatWorks.com. I’ve been on faculty with Alberta Yoga College for four years, offering Yoga teacher trainees the module on “Yoga of Communication.” My current passion is learning about Interpersonal Neurobiology and its intersection with language as presented by Sarah Peyton, author of Your Resonant Self.
I am deeply grateful for the many voices of sanity that play a huge role in my personal and professional life, particularly these mentors and teachers: Eckhart Tolle, Krishnamurti, Byron Katie and Sarah Peyton.
Trained by the Pachamama Alliance, I’ve also facilitated the “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” Symposium, supporting the bold vision to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on Earth. In a time of global upheaval, the Symposium has given me an experiential way to explore a spiritually-motivated, future-oriented evolutionary understanding. For more information: www.pachamama.org
More details: I was born into a refugee family in post-war Germany, growing up in the Saskatchewan prairie, have enjoyed extensive (three-year non-stop) world travels, being an educator in the Calgary Public School system and in the ESL sector (English as a Second Language). I love inquiring into the Heart of relationship, the Heart of Life – in all its profound mystery.
I am ever so grateful for my relationship with Foster Walker, my beautiful soul mate and life partner of 18 years (see photo).
My own writing, clarifying the emerging vision for the transformation of consciousness, is available: Conscious Communication: Everyday practices that transforms us, our relationships and the world we live in.
What people are saying about Barbara’s work:
“Your offering is so timely and cutting edge. The container you provide for this to occur is safe and inviting.”
Dale McAslan, Environmental Technologist
“An outstanding experience of growth and sharing.”
Judi Hepner, Lawyer
“This is such important work that you have dedicated your life to. In many ways we are living in unprecedented times; however, this work transcends time and greatly contributes to the pillars and foundations of who we really are.”
Paul Moon, Entrepreneur
“Thank you for all your knowledgeable and loving guidance. Your exceptional skill of facilitation is a gift that has been of great help to me in my personal and professional life.”
Alison Smoole, Waldorf teacher
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