We are passionate about enriching life through coaching and teaching adults of all ages. Our clients and students continue to inspire us with the changes and choices they make.
We have been married for 44 + years – the first 34 years we credit to lots of singing, dancing, determination and good luck. For the last 10 years approx, we are grateful for the added bonuses that teaching and practicing Nonviolent Communication (also known as Compassionate Compassion) has brought us. Together, we have been learning this model developed by Marshall Rosenberg for 15 years, teaching for 7 years and are Certified Trainers with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Valerie is also a Certified Practitioner of Feldenkrais Method® This profound work supports nervous system change, and bodily movement habit changes. Consider it if you want less pain, more comfort, less anxiety, more confidence, a more balanced nervous system. Feldenkrais learning is often recommended by and for sports people and musicians.
“Voice” is an important element of our everyday lives and work and helps us to connect with one another and the change we want to be in the world. Valerie has recently retired from 30+ years of teaching singing and performing. We have been part of many choral and vocal groups, and continue to sing with a group which Valerie leads. The mission of “Reflections Threshold Singers” is ‘kindness made audible’ at the bedsides of those in palliative care.