4 May - 29 June 2022

Weekly on Wednesdays

4, 11, 18, 25 May;
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June

9:30-11:45 CEST (Amsterdam/Paris Time)

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These sessions are geared towards deepening NVC practice beyond our Online Foundation Course. Nine live webinar sessions are facilitated by CNVC certified trainer Sarah Dekker. The curriculum also includes explanatory videos with CNVC trainer Nic 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
  • Formulating clear requests
  • Honing your Empathic listening skills
  • Receiving a NO
  • Expressing a NO
  • Responsibility
  • Naturalising NVC
  • Praise & positive judgements

Course Curriculum

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  Self-empathy - building a solid foundation
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  Honest self-expression
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  Formulating a clear request
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  Expressing a NO
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  Receiving a NO
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  Colloquial NVC - Street giraffe
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  Praise & positive judgments
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What past participants have to say.

Felicity Hart

"Sarah embodies the principles of Non-Violent Communication and this flows seamlessly into her role as teacher. As a student, I felt safe and challenged simultaneously. I loved the feeling and have been inspired to learn and grow more. Thank you.”

Tally Pachter

"Sarah and Nic are masterful at holding courses and truly listening in to their participants, leading to lots of AH HA moments. The online course has been an excellent way to learn this new connective language - once you learn it you can’t unlearn it!"

Jacqueline du Plessis

Studying and learning from Nic and Sarah is empowering. I feel very seen, heard and understood.

I have gained so much clarity from their insights and perspectives. They have a gift for teaching and sharing the wisdom of NVC which they both embody.


Is there a prerequisite to joining this course?

Yes, you need to have completed our NVC Foundations Course or at least 10 hours of training with a CNVC certified trainer.

Will I need to attend all the sessions?

We have a strong preference that participants attend every session, for a number of reasons:

  • The sessions build on each other and missing a session may make participating in the exercises challenging.
  • The presence of all participants contributes to group safety, motivation, building trust and community.

Are live calls recorded?

YES, most of the sessions will be recorded. The break-out room and process-week sessions will however not be recorded. The recordings will be uploaded to the course platform and will be exclusively available for the participants in the group.

Will these recordings be shared elsewhere?

YES and NO. We reserve the right to share the audio and video of the trainers on platforms of our choosing. We will not include any audio or video of participants without the express consent of the person.

Can I access the course once the live sessions are complete?

You will have access to the course materials for life, or until we decide to stop doing the work that we do. You will, however, only have access to the video recordings of the live sessions in your course for 60 days after your course ends.

What if I miss a session?

Although we do request a strong commitment to being at each session, life happens and you may need to miss a meeting. If you miss a session, you can catch up on what you missed by viewing the recording. You will unfortunately miss the opportunity to practice and experience the methods for yourself.

Course Investment

For this course you can choose between a single payment or a payment plan. If these amounts are still not accessible for you, please email support(at)compassionate(dot)com to discuss. If you have already taken this course with us before, please also email for your reduced tuition option.

Invoice and Alternative Payment Options

If you require an invoice and/or would like to pay via PayPal or Bank Transfer we charge a €100 admin fee. Email info(at)compassionate-self(dot)com for this option.

Meet your facilitator

Sarah Dekker is passionate about integrating Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with embodied spirituality. Her workshops offer ways to cultivate daily practices for living life fully and authentically, deeply grounded in compassion for one’s self and others. Sarah’s interest in individual and collective trauma healing has had her exploring numerous self-development and trauma healing modalities and mediation practices. Sarah is an internationally certified NVC trainer.