© 2023 by Heart Vistas. 

    About Us

    The goal of Heart Vistas is to support greater connection and the joy that flows from heartfelt living. We believe that being in touch with the universal values all human beings share is the foundation for more peace, respect, and compassion within oneself, and in families, workplaces, communities, and our world.

    Connected Coaching

    Debbie Berkana is delighted to support people in creating and expanding the rich, fulfilling life they desire. She has been formally coaching since 2009, using elements of Non-Violent Communication and Strategic Intervention from Robbins-Madanes. As a guide and minister in the Universal Sufi tradition, Debbie also offers spiritual guidance tools and support. For heartful fun, she facilitates SoulPlay retreats.

     "The heart knows the way.  Run in that direction."    ~ Rumi ~

    Heart Talk for Kids Curriculum

    Veronica Lassen was a counselor and certified trainer candidate with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Her passion was leading workshops for adults, teens, and churches.

    Debbie Berkana gets great joy from supporting children and families - facilitating classes and coaching, while also working part-time at the wonderful Palouse Prairie Charter School in Moscow, ID.

    Together, Debbie and Veronica had a great time creating this curriculum.

    Book Authors

    Vilma Costetti, author of the Charlie and Sophie books, was a psychologist and a certified trainer with CNVC from Italy. Shown here with Marshall Rosenberg, she worked with NVC for over 15 years.

    Zak author Bridget Belgrave has been working with individuals and groups in the field of personal development since 1980. She is a certified NVC facilitator based in Oxford, UK.