The following feedback is reproduced here with permission from each contributor.
"Paulette, thank you for helping me deal with many challenges in my life. Your calm, balanced, sensitive approach has helped me with my marriage, parenting, friendships, decisions and just LIFE." K M. Manly, Sydney
"I have deeply enjoyed and benefited from the workshop. I was most surprised by how calming and soothing compassion and empathy are - and also how much easier it is to meet my need for peace. There is so much that is useful for me.... realising my children's, my partner's and my own need for autonomy; having more tools to find and communicate my own and my family's needs. I wouldn't have changed anything! I felt very grateful for this opportunity. I feel a longing for more parents to take up this wonderful resource." Angela S. Northern NSW
My partner and I took Paulette's online course and even though only after the second session, I found it surprisingly profound and very enlightening. As a physical therapist, I encountered a female patient with a complex medical negligence past which resulted in a radical mastectomy and a full hysterectomy. I already understood she was noticeably angry about it in general and when I accidentally caused her pain around her surgical site, she erupted in shock, tears and anger towards me and also her past. As I knew she had been disappointed by every Male practitioner, doctor, surgeon, oncologist and therapist involved in her case previously I was acutely aware of the emotional backlog I had accidentally invited forth. Paulette's words and teachings from the lesson the night before became instantly relevant. I reflected back to her for about half an hour naming the emotions I witness and reflection my appreciation of what that must have been like for her. Even if I was off with my reflections we were both able to move through what seemed like an immense amount of suppressed grief that seemed buried under a huge amount of anger and blame. She later mentioned that she had never been able to express her deepest emotions and process much of the pain and what seemed at first like a trainwreck turned out to be one of the most tender moments of healing I had witnessed this year. Paulette was able to impress upon me the importance of reflecting emotions as a listener and not trying to change anything for the person speaking, but it turned out I didn't need to... and that little piece turned out to be a vital and missing part of this woman's journey. Looking forward to learning more! A. C. Physical Therapist, NSW
"The Group Coaching sessions provide the opportunity for me to gain an understanding and awareness of my feelings and needs (both met and unmet). I am excited to be enabled to find ways to take action to support myself to integrate change into my life." Sue D. Child Carer
"I really enjoyed the workshop. I enjoyed it more than I have enjoyed this kind of workshop (workplace) in many years. I feel you have a really grounded, deep and compassionate understanding of NVC concepts and their application in real life. I feel inspired by the concepts and I am really looking forward to applying them in my life and work.... Thank you for this great training and I would definitely sign up for any future workshops with Paulette." Renee E. Community Services, Lismore
"I take time out to go to the group sessions because using the NVC teachings helps me understand giving empathy and compassion in my daily life which helps me give meaning, understanding and direction to my personal growth." E. W. Activist
paulette, steady, creative, thoughtful, warm, giraffe-size-hearted, dedicated, brave & kind. i’m so grateful & delighted to have met you ! :))) thankyou so so much for your time, your stories, your practice, years of trial & error, self-compassion, courage, & love for what you teach. it was an honour to share such an intricate space with someone who can guide & nurture it so fluently & seamlessly. i admire how much heart you gave to every session, trusting that what takes love, returns more. a real treasure ! i’ve really enjoyed learning from you, & watching how you teach. you did an absolutely brilliant job of turning something impersonal & mechanical (zoom) into something alive & magic & human. thankyou for the ease you brought. the peace, the lightheartedness, the wisdom. i loved getting to be part of your class & im so humbled & thankful to have met you :))) Hannah S. Tasmania
"My need was to learn the foundational concepts of NVC and have some felt experiences of them so that I would be confident enough to continue practising the method by myself. This need was met. My need for fun and playful learning was met. My need for a safe and supporting space of learning was met. And my need to connect with other open-minded, heart-centred people was met. Ooh and my needs for yummy nutritious food and a stunning view of the ocean were met too." Tahnee W. Burringbar
"I have found weekly NVC Group Coaching sessions to be a tremendous benefit to my relationship with my partner and with communication in general. Before NVC I never had the tools to express myself. This meant that either I had no voice or that when things had built up enough I either exploded or imploded. It also helped me to truly listen to others. To change my lifetime of poor communication skills has taken much more than a workshop or reading a book. I needed to live this and make this part of my lifestyle. The only way for this to happen was regular sessions of practical NVC." S.W. Dance Teacher Uki
"I loved the way the training was organised - it was very caring and loving. The content and exercises were all amazing, fun, interactive and I felt fully present and engaged for the whole two days. The weekend was very powerful and I sense the ripple effects already. I have gained confidence in dealing with any situation and I feel very supported in having tools to process everything. Thank you for all your love and care, Paulette. I feel so nurtured and empowered." Barbara C Byron Bay
"I felt that the whole weekend was delivered with clarity and compassion. Paulette is extremely empathic and an excellent teacher. I very much appreciated hearing how NVC plays out in her life and the constant examples oin her own life about conflict and resolutions using the tools. I also very much appreciated the gentleness and authenticity of the weekend. I feel empowered and reminded how powerful empathy is. I look forward to further NVC explorations. Please keep me in the look for future workshops. With gratitude and appreciation, Salila. Byron Bay.
Testimonial: "I highly recommend Paulette as a facilitator of the Foundation course of NVC. She provided a very safe and nurturing space, explained all the NVC principles very clearly and provided wonderful experiential processes for us to practise the principles so we could really learn and embody them. I came out of the two days with a very thorough and solid understanding of the principles of NVC and the confidence to go out into the world and begin to use them. I look forward to continuing ongoing NVC training and support from Paulette and feel so excited at how much my life is going to blossom as I begin to master these skills. Thanks so much for all your love Paulette and for your wisdom, your willingness to share and your big heart!" Tahnee W. Byron Bay