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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.

Heart Talk for Kids Curriculum               Parenting Classes

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 parents and families through facilitating classes and coaching. Her Peace-FULL Parenting classes grew out of discovering NVC when her sons were young. You can also find her working part-time for the wonderful Palouse Prairie Charter School in Moscow, Idaho.

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

Connected Coaching and SoulPlay Retreats

Debbie Berkana, Connected Coaching, 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 offers spiritual guidance tools and is available to officiate weddings, celebrations of life services, and more. 

For heartful fun, she facilitates SoulPlay retreats.

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

SoulPlay Retreats

Tess Olson, energy practitioner, assists people in connecting with their authentic selves to live a more balanced and heart-centered life. She believes in the body's wisdom and focuses on techniques that integrate mind, body and spirit. Tess is a minister with Healing Angels Ministry, Reiki Master Teacher, HeartMath Certified Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Techniques Advanced Practitioner, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has over 25 years of experience and offers individual, group and phone sessions, as well as leading SoulPlay retreats.      

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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. 

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