“As a human being, not just a parent, I appreciate Dr. Michelle Charfen. Her teaching is rich with reflection, fresh insight and tools that support integration of current knowledge unfolding about human development. Michelle’s view of life as a journey is sustained by her discipline to integrate resources that support her intentions. Participants in her […]

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“In the whole rat race of parenthood and life, Michelle’s classes really taught me the importance of slowing down and being mindful with my children. I never realized the connection between my own self care as a parent and my ability to connect with my children. I realized the more compassionate I was to myself […]

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“After years of unlearning what I thought was the “right” way to parent after a particularly dysfunctional childhood, I joined Michelle Charfen’s Echo Parenting Class Series in an effort to hone my skills. And I’m SO grateful I did! Michelle is one of those people that has “it.” She’s confident in her knowledge and understands […]

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“As an elementary school teacher who believes in connection, empathy, and the whole child, I am always seeking out resources who can support my growth as a person and an educator.  Each child is unique, so I don’t believe in subscribing to just one way of being with children. That is one of many reasons […]

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“I am incredibly grateful to have been able to share these early child rearing years with Michelle.  I have leaned on Michelle for support, guidance, education, and friendship.  Michelle has forged an incredible understanding of how to foster loving, connected relationships by using compassionate, non-violent communication while also always keeping a positive regard for oneself. […]

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“My husband and I took Michelle’s class and it was a wonderful experience.  She created a space where we felt comfortable connecting, sharing and learning with other parents.  We learned about child development and methods for working through some of the tough things that can come up during certain stages. She allowed us to be the imperfect humans we […]

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“I was fortunate to take Michele Charfen’s Non-Violent Communication class last year. Her knowledge, insights, genuine interest in the topic and in her students, as well as her sense of humor, made the course both instructive and fun. She established a safe environment in which all of the students could feel respected, supported and heard, […]

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” This course was an enlightening tool that addressed communication and compassion. These tools helped bring more empathy and understanding to my relationships. It has helped direct me in where I want to go as conscious and centered parent.” -Tricia Carnival  

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“Michelle presented the information in a very clear and engaging way while allowing the group to have fun with the process. The information is so valuable for all relationships.  I would recommend her class to any family looking to better understand compassionate communication philosophies.” -Julie Goiset LMT  

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