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Bonnie FraserBonnie Fraser grew up in the mountains of Colorado, and studied history and English at Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee.  She next did a variety of interesting jobs—from teaching literacy in Liberia, West Africa, and teaching junior high English in Wisconsin, to being a dorm mother at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, and working in residential centers for juvenile delinquents.  In 1983, Bonnie got a Masters in Counseling degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, with additional training in Gestalt Counseling and Inner Child Work.  As a counselor, she has helped couples and families struggling with communication issues, people in addiction recovery, and housewives returning to the work force.  In Arizona, she also taught classes in several community colleges.  Recently she taught at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, from 1996 until she retired in 2007.

She values self-awareness and lifetime learning and can often be found in bookstores or on the internet.  Bonnie is active with the Quakers.  She is a contributor to Manpollo, an online group encouraging people to recognize and deal with the potential of global climate chaos.

Studying NVC has greatly enriched Bonnie’s life.  She frequently goes to trainings and workshops in order to enhance her own growth.  She also leads NVC workshops and study groups and uses NVC in her consulting with individuals and organizations.  It has brought Bonnie greater depth and ease in communicating in connecting ways.

She splits her time between Burlington, Vermont, and Scottsdale, Arizona, loving Vermont’s mountains, green trees, falling snow, rainy days, and the Dobra Teahouse; and Arizona’s solemn cactus, flamboyant bougainvillea, the majestic Grand Canyon, and Changing Hands Bookstore.