Monica Reu

Speaker@The Woman Workshops: Parenting

Monica Reu is the only Romanian trainer in Nonviolent Communication certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication in the US. She is also the president of the Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication.

As part of her certification process, she had the privilege of studying  with Marshall Rosenberg – the founder of NVC – himself.

Monica started her work life as an English teacher, following her graduation from the Foreign Languages and Literature Section of Bucharest University. She soon moved to working in television – Prima TV – and then to writing, and so she became a permanent contributing editor for Cosmopolitan Magazine. She thought she’d found her dream job. At the age of 27, successful and yet not as happy as she would have liked, she started on a long journey of self-discovery and self development, delving into holotropic breathwork, Zen meditation,  the ESPERE communication model, family constellations and ultimately Nonviolent Communication. And then there was light.

In 2007, she founded the Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication, an organisation providing training for businesses, schools, organisations and open groups, as well as counselling for couples and parents.

In 2010 she became the mother of a daughter and discovered that she had yet a lot to learn about herself with the help of the ultimate self development trainer that anyone can have: a child.

For the past ten years, she has mainly been supporting parents and children in building deep connection to each other in her conviction that raising children can also be a constant process of learning and healing for the parents. She developed the Education through Empathy Program, she was asked to adapt it for schools, and as a result she has been providing NVC training for teachers in various educational institutions throughout Romania. Passionate about the Montessori teaching philosophy and also Alfie Kohn’s work, she studied the first in an AMI teacher’s assistant training and co-organised three conferences of the latter in Bucharest.

She is a regular contributor in various TV and radio shows on parenting.