About Casey Vaasjo
Casey Vaasjo runs Peaceful Means 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,works as a Restorative Justice mediator through the South Shore Community Justice Society, and is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. In her work she combines facilitation, mediation, coaching and education 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 8 years she has developed an unique course structure and has delivered training and coaching with groups such as:
In her other life, Casey lives with her partner and son at Wayward Farm in West Northfield, their 50-acre regenerative farm raising pastured meat and eggs. Casey provides multi-day retreat catering with food produced from the farm, which is also sold at the farmers' market in West Dublin, NS.
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