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Thu, 07 Jan


6-week Online Course

NVC Intermediate (Module 2)

Deepen your NVC practice in this 6-week intermediate course from the comfort of your home. Sessions are facilitated by CNVC certified trainers Sarah Dekker and Nicholas Burnand. Participants will cover new theory & get an opportunity to practice their skills with other participants.

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NVC Intermediate (Module 2)
NVC Intermediate (Module 2)

Time & Location

07 Jan 2021, 19:00 – 21:15 CET

6-week Online Course

About The Event

Deepen your NVC practice in this 6-week intermediate course 

Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 January and 4 &11 February 2021

These sessions are geared towards deepening NVC practice beyond our basic introductory workshop (or the ‘Stretch your Wings’ Online Foundation course). Six webinar sessions are facilitated by CNVC certified trainers Sarah Dekker and Nicholas Burnand. Participants will cover new theory & get an opportunity to practice their skills with other participants in break-out rooms. In this module we will explore: 

  • Self empathy – building a solid foundation
  • Honest Self-Expression
  • Empathy & Empathy under fire
  • Formulating clear requests
  • Receiving and expressing a No
  • Responsibility, praise & positive judgements

Meet 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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