Lea began learning about NVC in 2002 when she studied Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. She has since attended workshops, practice groups, retreats with various NVC trainers, as well as the 9-day International Intensive Training course (IIT) with Dr. Rosenberg and 7 other trainers in 2004.
In the past Lea has volunteered as a support person teaching NVC to prisoners at William Head Penitentiary.She has also substituted for other NVC trainers in practice groups, run an online workshop for a distance NVC education program and held small practice groups on the Saanich Peninsula. In addition Lea offers one on one empathy sessions.
Having raised her family using NVC, she believes it has resulted in very different and fulfilling relationships with her children and husband. She credits this transformation to NVC.