28 July -1 September 2021

Weekly on Wednesdays

Our Zoom sessions are: 28 July, 4, 11, 18 & 25 August and 1 September 2021

09.30 - 11.45 AM CEST (Amsterdam/Paris Time)

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Join us for this LIVE intermediate online training module.

These sessions are geared towards deepening NVC practice beyond our Foundation Course and Intermediate Course Module 1.

Six Zoom 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:

  •  3 Choices - Handling difficult conversations
  • Transforming Enemy Images
  •  Listening to the Chooser & Educator in me
  •  Freeing yourself through the process of forgiveness
  •  Naturalising NVC/ Street Giraffe
  • The Beauty of Needs

Weekly Course Curriculum

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  WEEK 1 - Three choices - handling difficult conversations
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  WEEK 2 - Transforming enemy images
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  WEEK 3 - Listening to the chooser & educator in me
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  WEEK 4 - Forgiving my self and others
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  WEEK 5 - Naturalising NVC/ Street Giraffe
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  WEEK 6 - Beauty of Needs
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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."

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!"

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.”

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.


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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 facilitators

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.

Nicholas Burnand is a certified Nonviolent Communication trainer and therapeutic coach. Nic was born in South Africa, and currently lives in Belgium. He has travelled the world, exploring different inner transformation, meditation and communication practices. His passion is creating safe spaces to support people through deeply transformative inner journeys. He combines inner parts processes and mindfulness with NVC to form a powerful trio that support inner healing and personal growth.