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



18 February - 25 March 2021.

We meet weekly on Thursdays on Zoom.

18, 25 February and 4, 11, 18, 25 March

18:30AM-20:30 AM (Amsterdam/Paris Time)

19:30-21:30 South African

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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 six weekly live online workshops 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.

Weekly Course Curriculum

Each we we will have a live Zoom Class, you also receive access to our course portal, with resources and materials to support you. Below is an overview of each week.

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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.


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What past students have to say

"Having completed two foundation courses with Sarah I wanted to express how much this brought me in all realms of my life. It’s been a game changer in relationship be it in the work place or personal life. I now have a whole toolbox of ways to connect with the life that’s moving in me and to hear the humanity behind someone’s words.

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!"

— Talli Pachter


"This course is like a juicy apple. NVC is life."

— Phillip Camp