6 January - 3 March 2022

Weekly on Thursdays

6, 13, 20, 27 January; 3, 10, 17, 24 February; 3 March.

18:30-20:45(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 trainers Sarah Dekker and 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

Intermediate 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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Participant Testimonials

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 at least a NVC Foundations (2 day or 6 week) course. In other works, approximate 12 hours of NVC training. This can be with us, or another CNVC trainer. Please be in touch with us should you need clarity or support to determine if you qualify to join.

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, the sessions will be recorded. The break-out room 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.

What if I miss a session?

Although we do request a strong commitment to be 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

Choose a single payment or payment plan below for the 9 week course.


Single Payment

Deepen your NVC practice in 9 weeks

2 payments of €135/month

Payment Plan

Deepen your NVC practice in 9 weeks

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.