Connecting With Compassion
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Shoshana Wheeler is a teacher, counselor, and parent educator who has been active in the field of communication for over 20 years.

In 2003 she discovered the work of Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Nonviolent Communication, and has incorporated this practice and philosophy into all of her teachings.

She has trained with The Ojai Foundation, Center For Living Council and teaches Council to students and families. She and her husband Rick are teachers of “Flesh & Spirit” a workshop for couples that uses Council to deepen intimate relationships on all levels; emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Shoshana is a highly acclaimed, award winning teacher.  She taught for 15 years in the Conejo Valley where she was awarded "Teacher of the Month, April 2004," and the Ventura County SELPA's "Golden Bell" for her work in Inclusion with Special Education children into the mainstream classroom.

In 2003 Shoshana received her Masters of Science in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University.  In 2007 she was hired by the Las Virgenes Unified School District as a counselor for their first K-5 alternative elementary school, the Las Virgenes Community Learning Center (more recently renamed Mariposa Elementary School for Global Education).  Founded in-part upon the principals of Nonviolent Communication, Shoshana brought to students, parents and teachers connecting communication skills, The Way of Council, 2nd Step  (a violence prevention program),  and Family Coaching.

Shoshana is a certified parent educator through The Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting (CNVEP).  She is committed to bringing Compassionate Parenting to families everywhere.

When Shoshana is not teaching you are likely to find her bicycling, hiking, backpacking,  or traveling. 

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