Welcome to the NVC Foundations Course

What is NVC? Who am I? What is the foundations course? I answer these questions in this short video

 

COURSE DATES:

5 May - 9 June 2021

Weekly on Wednesdays

5, 12, 19, 26 May, and 2, 9 June 2021

09:30AM-11:30 AM (Amsterdam/Paris Time)

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NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (NVC) FOUNDATIONS

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


Participants will cover new theory & get an opportunity to practice their skills with other participants in break-out rooms.

Weekly Course Curriculum


  Welcome
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  WEEK 1 - NVC, an introduction
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  WEEK 2 - Needs vs Strategies
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  WEEK 3 - Feeling vs Thinking
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  WEEK 4 - Empathy - A whole new way of listening
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  WEEK 5 - Four responses to a message
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  WEEK 6 - Asking for what we need
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  Next Steps
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Course Pricing

We want to be sure that our courses are accessible to all regardless of access to resources. We therefore offer them on a sliding scale. We trust in the integrity of our participants and ask you to check which of these amounts you can comfortably pay whilst keeping in mind that offering these sessions is part of how we cover our basic living costs. We have listed different options below. Should you find that this is still out of reach, do get in touch to explore a different form of exchange.


€150

Recommended Contribution

Contribute this amount to keep our work sustainable.

€220

Abundant Contribution

Contribute this amount if would feel joyful supporting our work and making it available to those with less access to resources.


€120

Reduced Contribution

Contribute this reduced amount if you have less access to resources.


€50

Alumni Repeat (Foundations)

Contribute this amount if you have already paid for and taken this exact and specific course with Compassionate Self, Language That Works, or Nic and Sarah directly in the past.

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.

Testimonials

What past participants have to say.

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."

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!"





Hi, I'm Sarah Dekker.

I'll be your facilitator. I'm excited to spend time with you, sharing my experience and love of NVC.

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 attend various meditation retreats. Sarah is an internationally certified NVC trainer.