Rita Marie Johnson
Founder, CEO, Author
Beginning with her 1993 move to Costa Rica, founder Rita Marie Johnson sought a method of social and emotional learning that could be used reliably and efficiently in all arenas of life.
Ten years of research led her to realize that empathy is attained through a conscious connection to feelings and needs, and insight is accessed through heart-brain coherence.
She created the Connection Practice by combining empathy and insight. Rita Marie gratefully acknowledges the HeartMath® Institute and Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication for inspiring the Connection Practice.