Kate Raffin grew up in rural Australia and is a visual artist who enjoys many forms of communicating. She has made and sold about 8,000 one-of-a-kind Hand bound, Hand painted books. Kate has a passion for supporting herself and others to open up to who we really are, to our true and beautiful essence and picture. Music is also a huge part of Kate’s life. Having spent 18 months in Tanzania (East Africa) studying traditional music with master musician Hukwe Zawose and learning Ki swahili, she has been part of performing groups, including an 18-member vocal group for 10 years, singing songs from all over the globe. Kate loves yoga and sitting in circle with groups of people and creatures of all ages and numbers of legs. For the last 7 years, Kate has studied with and assisted various local and international Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainers. This includes training with the founder of NVC, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Kate offers foundation trainings in NVC and runs practice groups that aim to support the integration of these skills. She is a trained facilitator and mediator and works with specialist groups, including Aged care workers, Juvenile Justice, parents, teachers and children. Find out more about Kate at www.kateraffin.com.