Local Folks

The folks listed here, have a passion and appreciate for the philosophies and tools of Nonviolent Communication.  They have various amounts of experience learning about, practicing & sharing Nonviolent Communication & are supporting and sharing this work in a variety of ways.  Some are working independently while others are in collaborative arrangements with each other and/or people not featured here.   Events they are currently offering are featured on the EVENTS page.      

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KATHERINE BETTS

KATHERINE BETTS

Katherine has a passion for nature, dancing, authentic connection, effective, shared-power community systems & the work of Sarah Peyton . She is a Trainer Candidate with the Center for Nonviolent Communicationhas been co-facilitating NVC learning events in various locations with various groups since 2010 (ie. teens at  NVC Family Camp  & incarcerated persons in WA state prisons). She has explored & practiced Restorative Circles & is currently managing HudsonValleyNVC.org’s website & newsletter. Katherine has 20+ years experience in hospitality & as of Feb 2020, is independently studying to become a Home Funeral Guide with support from the National Home Funeral Alliance

Barbara Bash

Barbara Bash

Barbara is a visual artist who has trained in Nonviolent Communication & Focusing and offers workshops that combine art, mindfulness & communication. She attended the year long Bay NVC Leadership program in 2009 & the Intensive Training in the West Bank, Palestine in 2016.  Barbara has offered NVC, meditation and circle practice in Buddhist centers, prisons and beyond. 

SHEA MOSKOWITZ RIESTER

SHEA MOSKOWITZ RIESTER

Shea has been practicing Nonviolent Communication for a decade and offering NVC & mindfulness workshops to schools and community groups for 5+ years. He is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, a long-time Zen practitioner in Thich Nhat Hanh‘s tradition and is currently training as a Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapist. Shea is also active in the movements for climate and racial justice and sees deep interconnection between personal, interpersonal and global peace. Shea views NVC as an integral part of transitioning Western civilization from a patriarchal, domination culture towards a regenerative, life-sustaining one.

AL KONIGSBERG

AL KONIGSBERG

Al took his first Nonviolent Communication workshop in 2002, and first taught NVC at The Sanctuary in New Paltz in 2006. He continues to participate in an ongoing support group (which has been meeting in New Paltz for almost 10 years) & has been sharing a weekly phone call with an “empathy buddy” for 4 years. Al has attended numerous NVC weekends & trainings, has served as a hospice volunteer & trainer for new volunteers, & has led a men’s group associated with the Westchester Medical Center/ Kingston Campus Oncology Support Program.