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Hear how she transformed
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finding clarity,
understanding and the
ability to ask for what
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May 2024

Jane Brendgen MSc


I approached Emma to talk through a difficult conversation that I needed to have with a family member. The topic was tender for me and I wanted to be sure to language my message in the most compassionate and grounded way. Emma was truly amazing. She took me through a 90-minute process where I was able to role play and experiment with ways of saying what was on my heart. She gave me some feedback on my delivery which revealed a blind spot. I found this invaluable. Our conversation supported me to significantly shift how I was thinking and feeling about the conversation. Emma’s embodied presence, sensitivity, skill and insightfulness is rare. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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April 2024

Sam Black, 

Senior Performance Coach

Emma came in to teach a group of Beam caseworkers about how to set boundaries effectively. She was incredibly supportive throughout the process and was keen to ensure that she understood the needs of the group she would be training and that she & I were on the same page throughout. The session itself was incredibly insightful and I've had many members of the team come to me since to tell me about how they're applying the learnings. Finally, Emma supported me afterwards to think through how I could continue to help the team embedding these learnings in their day-to-day. I would go as far to say that it was one of the best training experiences we've had at Beam in the past 5 years, so a huge thank you from me and the group at Beam!

February 2024


Hi, Emma! I just wanted to express my deep gratitude for the course and for all your wisdom, kindness, and the safe space you created. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had, and I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to learn from you and everyone who shared. The course has changed so much for me, and I'm excited for the rest of the journey. I definitely want to book the next level up! You have a special way of sharing your wisdom that feels safe, nurturing, and informative, and I felt deeply connected throughout the course. Thank you for everything, and I hope you're having a beautiful day and week.

Feb 2024

Lapwing Education


Emma collaborated with our team to develop a training session based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and empathetic listening skills for our staff. Throughout the process, Emma was well prepared, quickly grasped our requirements, and provided invaluable insights on conveying concepts and practices in an accessible manner. 


Emma's encouragement and guidance instilled confidence in me as a facilitator. She validated my ideas, offered suggestions and with her support, I felt empowered to enhance the sessions and deliver impactful training experiences.


Feedback from our staff has been overwhelmingly positive, with participants expressing sentiments such as, "The training was very interesting and thought-provoking," "Thank you for giving tutors the confidence to be natural and present for our students," and "I feel I've come away with something I can do in my sessions tomorrow." 


Emma's expertise and guidance greatly enriched our training, which empowered staff with practical tools to enhance their professional interactions and effectiveness.

June 2023


My life has changed in so many positive ways just from doing the online course with you!

So much ! It's changed conversations with close friends creating more authenticity courage & vulnerability & allowed them to change their way of communication with those around them too!! 

It's such a precious gem of a tool, needed for every relationship, including that with myself! 💕❣️💞 ​

September 2023


  • I'm so grateful to Emma for her emotionally-embodied way of communicating the NVC practice to us. Her brilliant, intuitive and informed, exercise-driven approach to NVC has really been helping me to value my own and other's "inner-jackals" as a kind of "direct line" to what's precious for our hearts, and to also respect and hold space for the innocence of our "inner-giraffes". Also, I find myself with an increasing number of choices in how I respond to interactions that I find difficult, how to listen for people's hearts, from my own heart, and an enriched experience when connecting in everyday interactions, not least, interactions I have with my "self". Honestly, such a beautiful and enriching experience, I feel grateful and inspired, and I really want to learn more from Emma!

  • I truly love and respect Emma's sensitive and informed way of guiding us to learn NVC. I've found myself able to gradually change my emotional "muscle memory" in my everyday interactions with family and friends (which is quite surprising to me given how deeply entrenched some of my communication habits are). This gives me more choice in how I respond to situations that I find triggering. I think this is because I found her approach so emotionally-embodied and exercise-driven, with great take-home-and-practice material. I've also surprised myself by having more ability to build heart-based connection, even during conflict situations. I'm so, so grateful and I want to learn more and more from Emma!

September 2023


I had read the NVC book multiple times over several years and wasn’t sure how helpful the course would be for me. Now I’m really pleased I took the plunge - it has connected my previously “academic” understanding to actual practical use of these life skills . Emma’s facilitation is second to none. She teaches with passion and embodies NVC in interactions - it’s a pleasure to watch. Don’t miss this chance to change how you relate to others.

September 2023


I just wanted to share that I'm about to complete Emma's in-person 9 week workshop and it has been the most wonderful place to practice authentic and compassionate communication. NVC is a tool for life and  it brings me such joy to witness how my relationships and interactions have changed on a daily basis ❤ If you're looking to up-skill relationally, look no further ;)

September 2023


I just want to say that for me it was a big shift going to the course and getting to connect to my authentic self... opening up and being able to reveal the pain has been SO healing! I felt safe and so beautifully held and supported by you - and the group also helped a lot. It was definitely a safe container.

It helped tremendously on developing my level of awareness as well, on being more present and empathetic, as well as broadening my perspective even further. A beautiful tool for a self discovery journey. :)

I have a lot of appreciation for you and for all the work that you do! 🙏🏻

For me the course was SO deep and real. The practice of being real in a world hidden by so many masks (jackal mode). I always tried to keep my mask on, it felt the safest option, alas I was profoundly miserable. So now that I started to take it off and see with new eyes... it feels very uncomfortable to put it back on, even though that still happens...

Yesterday was so difficult but yet a beautiful evening of openness. My heart shines with gratitude!

I definitely celebrate and cherish these past weeks together, I think I cried on 7 of 9 classes.

September 2023


Thank you again for the course, I'm very delighted to have attended all 9 of the sessions with this amazing group. I'm currently visiting my family back in the Netherlands and it was quite fun when I was lying in bed last night, pondering tricky issues in my life, how I found myself hopping on the 'dance floor' in my thoughts between feelings, needs and strategies to make sense of things. 


It's been a deeply transformative process and I'm excited that now the real work begins of implementing NVC outside the 'circle'. There is something really gratifying and empowering about how NVC combines self-connection with connecting to other people. And I wanted to express extra gratitude for the beautiful manner in which you integrated embodiment and mindfulness into the course. Looking forward to seeing you again sooner or later, I can't commit yet to any future sessions for now but will definitely spread the word to those I feel might be interested.

October  2023


Booking on to your foundation course was the best decision made. I value your passion, support, kindness and trust in what you do. I enjoyed every session in the course, some powerful emotions and realisations came through and I am grateful for these experiences. NVC truly opens your eyes to so many things and I hope I can carry my learnings throughout my life. Thank you Emma!

October 2022


The Relaxing in Relationships course provided so much reassurance and validation for my inner child. 
I think my main driver to first work with Emma was that I wanted to become an expert on relationships, so my next relationship would be amazing. But then I realised, through working with her, that I needed to have that good relationship with myself too. Emma is very patient, she has  really patient nurturing energy, that allowed me to really get the importance of self connection and inner child work. She also helped me recognise the stories that play out in my mind. It's now the first thing I do I ask myself: “Hey inner child, what do you need me to hear or understand right now?”. I also got into the habit of asking myself,  “What is the story I’m telling myself?” And really listening to the answer . 
I might still have a little bit of a meltdown or a rant or a situation, but now I come back to calm much quicker than I would have done previously. So that's probably the biggest change, as well as that final nudge to support me to get into my body and be with difficult emotions when they come up. 
I was terrified of repeating patterns and this has given me more faith in myself, and more of a deeper understanding of myself and less apologetic for what I want. It’s also been so supportive, validating, reassuring and exciting to have these tools to bring to the next relationship too. The tools are about communication and needs, and this makes it really actionable and practical. Then there's also the deeper level, where I felt really deeply understood and supported. And from that I am now more connected to myself and I have more faith in my abilities to attract my beloved.

September 2022

Olivier.P  5/5

Doing Mediation sessions with Emma has been extremely rewarding for me and the relationship I have with my partner.
Not only I myself have felt heard and understood in a very deep and unique way, finding with her the ability to explore things that needed attention and healing, but I have also seen how the preparative sessions before the mediation between us have also brought
that empathy to my partner…

The more space was created in both of us thanks to Emma’s skills and listening with kindness, compassion and empathy, and this helped the more vulnerable part of ourselves to be revealed in safety and therefore being with reality became less painful and a more hopeful and lively process.

Having also experienced her work in other contexts such as when she facilitates courses and regular group practices, I have witnessed and felt impressed on the level of integrity and care I saw in her.

I highly and regularly recommend her to my friends and if you are looking for someone to do mediation with or even simply 1 on 1 sessions, I can guarantee you that you will find, with her understanding, growth and a lot of humanity !

September 2022

Nix  5/5

Emma Is a kind and compassionate person who is able to listen deeply and reflect back to me things I never considered before. She has really supported me to get in touch with my own needs beneath my feelings. Getting clarity on what it is I need and how to creatively meet those needs myself so that I feel more able to express my needs and feelings with clarity and compassion and then feel more confident about making requests in my relationships. 


Emma was the missing piece to my puzzle all these years. I never knew NVC existed before. I finally have a clear picture and feel able to put into words and what a conscious relationship and parenting looks and feels like to me. 


I honestly can not recommend Emma enough. The breakthroughs I had were incredible. The shifts. The integration and embodiments of these tools and skills is something that should be taught in schools and something I am teaching my daughter and loved ones to do and be aware of since our work together. 


My communication now comes from the heart and allows me to feel more authentically me so that others are better able to understand me. I now have an open conscious dialogue and relationship with those closer to me, which involves sharing our needs and feelings. Working with Emma has helped me come a long way with putting into practice everything she has taught me. 


If you are wanting a conscious relationship or wanting to understand yourself more deeply Emma is your woman! 🙏🏻🥰 I am deeply grateful to have been introduced to and worked with Emma.

September 2022

Jenny.  5/5

Anger towards others and towards myself was leading to difficulties with my relationships, and this was one of the reasons I turned to NVC. The insight and tools I have learnt are beginning to help me shift these feelings into something that is not violent, but supportive. It is a practice and having Emma along the way to teach and coach me is invaluable. She makes every moment of our sessions count. She cares deeply and I feel heard, understood and safe to share the most vulnerable parts of myself. 


Emma also creates resources to support the sessions and to use afterwards. These have been fantastic in helping me practice throughout the week, especially in times of need when I have strong emotions that I want to work through. 


May 2022

Becca 5/5

Emma’s empathy sessions are magical. She holds a very safe space and teaches us the listening skills we need to truly be in relationship with both others and ourselves. I leave every session feeling grateful to be a human - happier and lighter. Thank you Emma.

May 2022

Andrew 5/5

Emma is a wonderful facilitator. When attending her events I always feel safe, included, respected and connected to her and the other participants - and I always leave feeling expanded and with a warm glow in my heart. I know of no one better suited to sharing the wonderful gifts of empathetic communication. 100% recommended!

May 2022

Nicky M 5/5

Emma is an exceptional coach and trainer. i highly recommend her. I've been on an intensive learning journey to help me improve my communication skills in my relationship. She has really helped me to express my needs more clearly and to be less reactive. I have also learnt to be more compassionate with myself and understand my own needs more clearly - which has been a game changer and helped me to feel more relaxed and comfortable with myself.


June 2022

Maise 5/5

Emma is a very talented facilitator who brings compassion and clarity to NVC and builds a safe environment. Through working with her I have a much stronger sense of my own needs, and have been able to have loving, hard conversations with people in my life. My needs are better met now, and through these conversations I have deepened my relationships. I’m grateful to Emma for her work.

April 2022

Sarah D

Emma’s NVC training has made me a less controlling person at work and an easier person for my partner to be around. I think every leader needs to learn these skills.

April 2022

Ciara 5/5

I really enjoyed my time with Emma as she has helped me grow as a person. When I first went with her I would rarely communicate my feelings but she allowed me to talk about them without feeling judged and made me feel very comfortable. I now know that it is okay to not feel good all the time and it is important to talk to people. I would really recommend emma as she is friendly and very good at her job as I received high quality support. Emma is not there to take peoples money as you can tell how much she loves her job and there was no pressure to continue and when I knew I had finished my counselling it was very easy to tell her.
I would definitely go back again if I needed to 😊


November 2021

Marina C 5/5

Emma is a passionate enthusiast, and this is the way she transmits nvc: with passion and enthusiasm. There is a child-like quality in the joy she obviously feels from sharing nvc.
Moments spent with her, talking about and sharing her own experience in discovering nvc and using its “tools” in everyday life are not only an eye-opener but a real pleasure. Words are mixed with exercises and quite a bit of silence - time for reflection and meditating on what has been said and all that has happened. All of this in an atmosphere of warmth and love and sharing, without truths or lies but with what feels right at the given moment. Emma shares and offers nvc in an organic manner… which allows for things to sink in, even though they might be challenging.

November 2021


Working and being connected with Emma I experience safeness, tenderness, cosiness, warmth.
I'm deeply moved and inspired by her vulnerability, loving compassion, beauty and grateful for her enthusiasm in teaching and sharing NVC.

November 2021

Nad 5/5

I attended a Compassionate Communications course hosted by Emma a year ago and consequently enlisted her support for a short period of couples counselling.

Emma's care, enthusiasm and professionalism so piqued my curiosity for the philosophy and practise of Non Violent Communication (NVC) that, a few months later, I felt compelled to send her this message:

"Hi Emma

Am just listening in on the NVC Day One and was inexorably reminded of how great you were/are at explaining and facilitating - particularly when [xxx] and I had our sessions with you. After a pause, we are taking our time - using and building on the knowledge/insights/lessons you taught us - to co-create something amazing and sustainable. Sure, there are some steps back but interspersed with some double strides forward in between. So, thank you and I just wanted to share."

My experience is that Emma offers a big heart and a big brain in the service of People and I would recommend completely.


November 2021

Nelli Roedl 5/5

The session with Emma was extremely helpful to me! During this session I made an important step in my self-awareness. It gave me deep understanding and a huge relief in a very painful situation. I went from pain to well-being.

Emma chose the right process (from Virginia Satyr) for my problem. When unexpected things came up in me, she sensed these precisely accurate, reacted perfectly flexible and followed my inner process. She always seemed to know exactly what to do, I found that very competent and that made me feel very safe. Through the whole session, she was 100% present and sensitive. She reflected my feelings, needs and emotional states so well with words, mimics and gestures, that my need of recognition was fully met. This again helped me to go deeper and deeper into my subconscious and made me understand myself better. Through all the session, I had enough time to think, feel and express myself. At the same time the amount and the pace of Emmas input was perfectly dosed, which encouraged and supported my inner process.

I felt comfortable, safe and secure, warmly welcomed, very connected, seen and heard, understood. I sense her warmhearted poise, which I really trust.

Thank you, Emma!

October 2021

Theodora Xoraphas 4/5

In her NVC group, Emma created a space where everyone felt loved and accepted. It has been a heart opening experience where transformation can occur. She is charismatic in transmitting her enthusiasm for NVC.

October 2021

Tanja 5/5

I have been seeing many different therapists in my life. But never have I experienced more personal growth since having weekly empathy sessions with Emma.
Whenever I speak to her, I feel completely held in her loving presence and her amazing listening skills. With her support I have gained profound insights to myself, released trauma and found new ways of dealing with difficult emotions. I feel completely safe to share even the most shameful places with her. I’m beyond grateful for the growth, comfort and empowerment the sessions with her keep bringing into my life


October 2021

Ndidi 5/5

I attended a course titled Compassionate Foundations organised by Emma for 8weeks. That course deepened my understanding of NVC and met my needs for learning, growth, connection, clarity and self awareness. It was an interactive experience and whetted my appetite for more knowledge of NVC. I admired Emma's creativity, competence and desire to value the needs of all the participants. I look forward to attending future courses by Emma.

April 2021


 "I felt an instant connection because Emma spoke openly about what was alive in her, which inspired me to do the same, and in that way I really opened up to fully hear what she was teaching."

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