About Inge Lehmann (Sucimanasa)
As long as I can remember it was my heart's wish to pursue personal growth while at the same time deepening my understanding about how to live more peacefully with each other.
I followed these themes while studying to become a social worker. During that time, in 1993, I came across Buddhism.
Since then developing Mindfulness, Compassion and Wisdom has become central to my life. For nine years, I lived in Buddhist communities and in 2002 was ordained into the Buddhist Order Triratna. This how I received the name Sucimanasa.
Discovering Nonviolent Communication
It was the summer of 2003 that I came across Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication fort the first time. I was immediately taken by his vision and excited that he combined it with the very practical method of the four steps. For years I had been trying to develop Mindfulness and Compassion – all of a sudden there was someone offering me a fresh new set of instructions how to go about it.
From Certification til now
After several years of intensive learning I became an internationally certified trainer (CNVC) in 2008 and have been offering workshops, mediation and coaching since that time. Around 2012 I started to delve deeper into the neuroscience and trauma work and included them in my work. I did intensive trainings with the NVC trainiers Robert Gonzales and Sarah Peyton and follow their approaches.
In 2017 I became a teamcoach for the self-organised care agency Ich-und-Du-Pflege. I am very excited that this allows me now to share NVC on a systemic level.