Taking care of oneself to better take care of others with NonViolent Communication®

Anissa Vermeil de Conchard

Like many Asian girls, I was raised with the values of respect for others and hard work. These qualities are appreciated and admired in our society, in our families, in the school system and in the professional world. There is, however, a downside to this. About 10 years ago, I was a devoted wife and mother at home, an ambitious manager at work and I took up a coaching degree. I came close to a burn-out, a syndrome that mainly affects women in our societies. By focusing on other people’s needs to please, I had neglected myself until my body failed me. In this conference I will share how, thanks to NonViolent Communication® (NVC), I had a radical paradigm shift: taking care of oneself IS taking care of others. I have been using NVC for over 20 years, for my personal growth as a woman, a wife, a mother and as a corporate trainer and coach. During this keynote, I will share simple yet empowering pillars of NVC that allow us to achieve greater well-being by developing more self-awareness and self-care.