“We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another…we need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.”
– Wayne Muller

Workshops

Basic Course in Nonviolent Communication

– in collaboration with Connecting2Life

*Currently no course planned.*
For more information and to sign up, please go to the Connecting2Life website.

What is NVC?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a simple, powerful and extremely effective tool for improving our communication skills in all our relationships. It helps us see clearly what blocks our communication from being effective and it teaches us what we can do differently to communicate in a way that works. NVC helps us to resolve conflicts and misunderstandings in our daily lives. It teaches us ways of deeply connecting through trust and cooperation. It helps us to heal wounds within ourselves and between us and others. It moves us towards being the humans we want to be and contributing in the way we desire in any given situation.

Some of the topics we will address:

  • How to stand firmly and gracefully for your needs and assertively ask for what you want
  • How to connect through conflict
  • How to express and hear a ‘NO’
  • The power of Empathy to dissolve anger, pain, fear and hurt
  • How to hear the essence of what other people say, no matter how they express it
  • And more!

About Nonviolent Communication

NVC is widely used all around the globe as a tool for communication, conflict resolution, mediation, coaching and self-development.

NVC is successfully used in organizations, teams, businesses, politics, prisons, schools, families and relationships in millions of everyday life situations.

Group

You will be invited to work on examples from your own life in an interactive and safe learning environment. We will practice NVC through demonstrations, role-play and exercises in order to integrate NVC values and language more into our daily lives.

Extra support

Assistants: We will have 1-5 assistants accompanying us during this course. They’ve already completed the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Year Courses with us and are engaged in their steps toward teaching/sharing NVC.

Living Compassion Course 

– in collaboration with Connecting2Life

Tuesday morning CEST
May 10th – July 12th 2022
10.00-13.00 (CEST)
(no session on June 7th)

For more information and to sign up, please go to the Connecting2Life website.

What is Living Compassion?

Robert Gonzales, Trainer for NVC (CNVC), has dedicated his life to living compassion. In his approach to NVC he emphasizes connection to the living, vibrant energy that needs carry as a doorway into our soul. Our practice lies in cultivating a felt sense experience of their energy inside of us. I have learned with Robert since 2006 and the tools I received have benefited me deeply, particularly in moments of pain and disconnection.

What will we do in this course?

During this course I would like to introduce you to the living energy of needs and help you develop concrete skills to transform obstacles to embracing life compassionately and connect with the beauty and fullness of needs by sharing:

  • exercises to allow a felt experience of the fullness of needs vs. the lack;
  • concrete NVC based processes (e.g. Transforming the Pain of unmet Needs to the Beauty of Needs; Preparation for authentic dialogue) to add to your tool box for life
  •  as well as contemplative practices like meditation and inquiries (alone and in pairs) that engage the heart and the felt sense of the body and can be used and established as an ongoing meditation practice in your life in order to live needs-based
  • time to get in touch with yourself as well as community time are an essential part of this course

I will mix in my own inspirations that I receive from mindfulness and yoga, neuroscientific approaches like Rick Hanson’s work, work with beliefs from Byron Katie’s approach, IFS and inspiration I receive from my NVC colleagues and friends and life itself.

I would enjoy if you want to join me in this exploration. 

Group

You will be invited to work on examples from your own life in an interactive and safe learning environment. We will practice Living Compassion through demonstrations, role-play and exercises in order to integrate underlying values more into our daily lives.

Extra support

Assistants: We will have 1-5 assistants accompanying us during this course. They’ve already completed the NVC Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Year Courses with us and are engaged in their steps toward teaching/sharing NVC. For this course, they have done Living Compassion work either with me or Robert Gonzales or both. 

Testimonials

“I absolutely LOVE Nadine’s teachings! She inspired me a lot with the way she brings NVC… not at all as a tool, but a way of being in compassion with Life. Connecting to life in everyone. During class she brings herself fully in vulnerable honesty, empathy and humour which made the learning safe and fun. Especially with welcoming feelings in my body she taught me a new way of being. Nadine always meets me in compassion exactly where I am and through that inspires me to do the same with myself and everyone around me. This way of being deepened my understanding of the word ‘allowing’ in a way that still helps me every day.” – Emma

“I am very happy to have followed your workshop Beauty of Needs. Working with you was a confirmation that my heart is leading me in the direction that serves me most. I love how the workshop has given me the tools to understand, value and work with my needs. I felt so much seen and appreciated by you that I, for the first time in my life, learned to see and value myself as a human being in such a true way. The softness, kindness, support, but most of all I want to thank you, Nadine, for teaching me how to love (myself), it has helped me to see and communicate with others in a manner that feels naturally connected and compassionate.” – Shekib

“Nadine’s authentic and empathic way of being fully herself and a well-connected teacher made the course so “real” and joyful to be in. I was touched by Nadine’s honesty and openness to talk about her life and the beauty and the pain in it. Experiencing such examples, practice and deep feelings live by a teacher, who is able to hold the space for learning at the same time was something I haven’t seen beforehand. And I am grateful for this and enjoyed the beauty of it. I learnt a lot by the course material and in person, I enjoyed getting new input, different viewpoints…a more spiritual viewpoint as well, life energy flowing, it supports me to get out of the head, more into life. Needs met, hmmm…learning, growth, progress, compassion, beauty, spirituality, quality, exercise, connection, community, support, flexibility, health, joy, fun, food, relaxation, spontaneity, balance, structure, safety, nature, choice, …” – Ralf

“I joined Nadine’s first weekend on The Beauty of Needs, that was based on her inspiration from Robert Gonzales. I learned in her weekend about inquiring and experiencing acceptance of what is from the inside out. This approach makes NVC easy to connect to, peaceful and complete for me. It touches life for me to accept what is, including not accepting what is, and pain. These are often hard ones to accept. I learned a fresh NVC approach that I love.” – Mark

“I have just done a day led by Nadine. Nadine shared the process “transforming the pain” I came to a shift in an important problem, I came to a place of more energy and enthusiasm to take care of myself I was impressed by the depth of skill that I saw in how Nadine offered the process her grounding in attending to moment and supporting what came up in the moment with warmth, allowance and clarity. I saw how this supported and authentic transformation by the person she guided. I look forward to attending another training from Nadine – thanks Nadine for a great day in good company.” – Aine

“I take away many things! It was such a rich class. And the main one has to do with learning to connect internally with my own needs. It was really eye-opening for me to realize and genuinely feel how each need is experienced in such rich and diverse ways by each person, and to learn to feel these in the body. All the exercises helped with this. I especially remember the exercise sitting in facing chairs and saying a need and having the other person extensively meditate on it. It was both uncomfortable—just because I was not used to that level of closeness where I was not also talking—and incredibly moving and humbling, because I got to be a witness to another’s experience. Thus I feel also got a lot of practice listening and witnessing, which I feel is an incredible gift to give and to receive—to witness another and to be witnessed.” – Olga