Praise and Gratitude

“Over the past ten years or more my wife and I made many efforts to work out the major communication difficulties between us. Nothing helped.

Then we found Vika and since then have done two multi-week classes with her.

For the first time, we were able to begin to understand the roots of our communication challenges and specific ways to improve things for the better.

Vika’s classes have made a huge difference in our lives and in our relationship.

I credit Vika and her valuable depth of insight to contributing greatly to saving our marriage.  We look forward to doing more work with her.”  — Will G., Attorney/Writer



“I’ve found Vika and her work to be both mind-bogglingly effective and heart-opening. She’s always authentic about her own humanity, and her uncanny ability to reach out to people, empathize with them, and connect deeply with them is unique in my experience.

The relationship coaching that she’s done for my wife and me has opened up a new world of connection for us that I never dreamed possible.

The individual coaching that she’s done for me has helped me to release shame and guilt as well as learn how to both maintain my boundaries and open up to other people more easily.

The Presence Practice Group that she’s created is a wonderful opportunity to be held and heard lovingly by like-minded and like-hearted people in the community.

I heartily (pun intended) recommend everything she offers.”  — David L., Music historian, Author, & Energy healer, Portland, OR, USA



Vika Miller is a master communicator.

“I have expertise.  Vika has a masterful understanding that aids me in raising the bar of awareness about what’s really going for me — what my most important values and concerns and opportunities are. 

“She gets to the heart of the matter, every time.  Both my marriage and my business have benefited a great deal from my coaching with her.  And her Intro to Thriving workshop knocked my socks off

I highly recommend her work.”    — Tom Esch, President of Esch Consulting, LLC



“I highly recommend Vika’s groups and individual coaching. She brings powerful insight and clear, grounded presence that encourages honesty, integrity, and depth.

“I appreciate her ability to hear and track what I share, mapping and understanding the complex layers and threads.  She offers clear witnessing, an invitation to go deeper, empathic understanding, and practical tools to address my issues.

“Vika’s compassionate presence lives alongside her laser-sharp skill and vision … truly a gift for clients and group participants.”  — Lena R., Ph.D. candidate, Vancouver, BC, Canada



“I appreciate what you’re bringing to [Our House]. Looking forward to more!”  — Kristy Fleming, Director of Occupational Therapy, Our House of Portland, Portland, OR



I’m teaching NVC and just saw your ‘broken toe video‘ and found the metaphor very powerful.  I enjoyed the video — its clarity, use of regular language, and effectiveness in transmitting the idea that we can take responsibility for our reactions, without once naming ‘responsibility.’

“Bravo!  I hope our paths will cross.  You inspire me.”  — Ronnie, Buenos Aires, Argentina



“I found the material much more applicable and much more practical and I gained much more from [the Healthy Boundaries Course] than I had expected.”

— Lori L., Mediatior, Facilitator, Herbalist, Tai Chi player, Washougal, WA, USA



I always feel safe, seen and gotten with you!  [Since our session] I had some new clarity and a major shift in … my connection to my own power….

“I’ve been focusing on breaking up as the only way to remove myself from daily situations with my boyfriend that I’m not happy with.  It dawned on me that I don’t need to break up with him to remove myself from those situations.  I can simply choose to communicate my need and do something else that better meets my needs at that moment. 

This was so empowering to me and gave me such a sense of freedom!  I have been stuck in the other mindset for quite some time; having a shift in perspective was a long time coming.

“I can still consider over time if it’s the right partnership for me. In the meantime, I feel like I have my power back!

“I’m very grateful.”  — P.S.K., Portland, OR, USA



“It’s so, so powerful for me to do [Compassionate Noticing]. I’m usually on such alert mode, and with this practice I relax in a way that’s almost impossible for me to do on my own.

I have such a feeling of wellness afterwards, like a glow. This feels amazing, it works! 

Thank you SO much, this is so healing for me.”   — Christina C., Portland, OR, USA



“I really value time for self reflection, as well as meeting with others to connect and support personal growth. Compassionate Noticing meets both these needs for me.  I have a chance to go from overwhelm to almost instantly relaxed.

“I’m also grateful to be using it regularly now with my wife, to deepen our relationship. It’s a simple, effective well-being practice, we look forward to tapping into it for the rest of our lives!”   — Chris V.S., Portland, OR, USA



Thank you so much for [Presence Practice] group last night.  It was so healing for me!!  I’m so glad you are in the work you are in — so magical!  Maybe we can try and do a phone session during one of the weeks when I’ll miss group.”  — Lucy B., Portland, OR, USA



You are a gift and an inspiration. — JHB, Portland, OR, USA



“I’ve been following NVC for several years because it meets my need to improve my communication skills that I found very lacking during my encounter with cancer 30 years ago. 

[NVC Essentials] … is the best blog I’ve read that summarizes the complications that emerge like ping pong balls between care-receivers and care-givers, when illness intervenes in a family that never communicated effectively in the first place.”  — Orla N.



“I just wanted to say thank you for providing and holding a space that has been instrumental in my personal growth during the past several months.

There is a new sense of calm inside me, where before  (I now realize) there was only shame and resentment.

“I have a new excitement and curiosity for myself, and I’m so grateful for the support I get within the Presence Practice community.”   —  Kevin F., Portland, OR, USA



[Compassionate Noticing] meditation helps me understand the feelings and needs that can be hidden behind the words others say.  — Aurelien C., Portland, OR, USA



I love your vision, your commitment to creating a world that thrives together harmoniously, and to being so authentic about it.”  — Greg R., Oahu, Hawaii, USA



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