About Casey Vaasjo
Casey Vaasjo runs her mediation practice based in Bridgewater, NS, with a focus on interpersonal relationships as they present in organizational/workplace, family, and couples conflicts. She has trained through the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, is an active Resorative Justice mediator through the South Shore Community Justice Society, and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. In her work she combines facilitation, mediation, and coaching with a passion for mindfulness, personal growth, and relationship-building.
Casey was ignited by the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) model while working as an intern for the New Earth Institute. Over the past 5 years she has developed an effective course structure and delivers NVC trainings and coaching with families, couples, and organizations such as:
Casey lives with her partner on a heritage farmstead near Bridgewater growing good food and local resilience.
Your presence in all the sessions and responses reflected back to me that I was heard and my thoughts and feelings were valued. -PN
I appreciate your thoughtfulness and approach. You are really listening...and it’s really really helpful. I don’t feel judged, and I don’t feel like you are making any assumptions about me, and that’s really helpful. Thank you for doing this work. -NA
[This work] has improved my confidence: I now feel that I have a way to work through situations that is respectful of everyone's needs including my own. I used to feel so overwhelmed in social situations, not knowing how to respond. I was often hurt and my standard response was to withdraw. Now I feel more able to stay present... through getting in touch with my feelings and needs I am starting to recognize their validity. By recognizing and acknowledging my own, I am better able to recognize and acknowledge others' needs as well. Thank you! -SH