LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values and creating clarity and connection with self and others. LaShelle completed both bachelor’s and a master’s degree in psychology, following which she worked in public schools as a school psychologist and facilitated group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”.
LaShelle began Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training with Marshall Rosenberg, and was certified as a NVC trainer in 2006. Compassionate Communication offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. She has also completed training in Hakomi – Body Centered Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
In her private counseling practice, LaShelle has worked with couples and individuals, with a focus on relating compassionately with oneself and others. LaShelle has led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses, organizations and spiritual communities.
LaShelle lived for one year at Great Vow Zen Monastery, and for the next decade with a Zen community in Portland.