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Thu, 20 Aug


Online 6-week course series

6-week NVC foundation course

Join us from the comfort of your home. Discover new approaches to make your conversations succeed, even when they are about touchy subjects. Feel more confident to express yourself and learn new ways to listen to and understand each other.

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6-week NVC foundation course
6-week NVC foundation course

Time & Location

20 Aug 2020, 19:00 CEST – 24 Sept 2020, 21:45 CEST

Online 6-week course series

About The Event

Based on the practices and principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), this course is a unique opportunity to learn and practice new skills with a small committed group.

Discover new approaches to make your conversations succeed, even when they are about touchy subjects. Feel more confident to express yourself and learn new ways to listen to and understand each other.

Use NVC tools to transform dialogue with your partner, talk to your children, with colleagues at work, relate to your parents and siblings, in business with your clients, be more honest with a friend, or to gain more self-awareness. They invite us to evolve slowly but surely towards collaborative, respectful relationships enhancing productivity, synergy and creativity.

In these six sessions we will explore the basic steps of NVC, learning and engaging through various interactive exercises. We will provide notes, video clips and suggest things to practice and try out in daily life in between sessions.

The facilitators:

Sarah Dekker  is a CNVC certified trainer and co-founder of Compassionate Self. She heads up Language that Works in South Africa. Sarah was first introduced and drawn to practicing NVC in 2003 and has actively facilitated practice groups, mediation, workshops and retreats since 2012. She is currently based in Belgium and together with her partner Nic offers safe spaces for people for healing and personal growth. In Europe she’s attended NVC training for trainers, International Intensive Training (IIT), NVC in Parenting & Education, NVC summer festivals, ‘Awakening to Life Intensives’ and attended introduction and empathy workshops with numerous other NVC trainers. Prior to this she worked in communications and marketing in both the corporate and non-profit sector for fourteen years. She is also a certified facilitator for Gender Equity & Reconciliation International. Sarah is passionate about contributing to healing, connection and understanding between all beings.

Nic Burnand is a CNVC-certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainer. He came into contact with NVC in 2009. He became particularly drawn to NVC as an authentic communication practice that can be used in daily life to restore connection. Nic is passionate about finding ways to engage in life in peaceful and fulfilling ways. Having travelled to and lived in 20 different countries on 3 continents he has a solid foundation from which to connect with people from all walks of life. Nic is a board member of Stichting Transformi, an organisation that is forming partnerships to facilitate bringing NVC from  resource rich to resource poor areas. Nic offers coaching, therapy, mediation, workshops, and programs in organisations, and is dedicated to sharing, and living Nonviolent Communication.


“I’d been curious about NVC for a while, and I’m so glad that I took this course. I feel confident in practising further the skills I’ve been taught over the past 6 weeks. I am grateful that I feel less and less afraid of conflict situations.

Learning how to see and hear my feelings and needs, with curiosity, as allowed me to understand myself and others in a profound way. Sarah has a gift for teaching and sharing this wisdom which she embodies. I learn so much from her each time.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am FOREVER changed.” Jacqueline du Plessis, Marketing & Creative Director

"Sarah is masterful at holding courses and truely listening in to her participants leading to lots of AH HA moments and the online course has been an excellent way to learn this new connective language - once you learn it you can’t unlearn it! There are weekly and monthly practice programmes online that keep you refreshed and connecting with others and an empathy network you can call on anytime for support. I’ve done many courses in my life and this has by far been the one that stands out." 

Talli Pachter, Beauty Expert 

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