The Art of Dialogue

Year Course:

NVC Mediation (not Meditation) in Amsterdam

12 days workshop with CNVC trainer Yoram Mosenzon (Netherlands/Israel)

January till June 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands


'Mediator' is a name of a profession and also a quality of presence I can manifest in hundreds of day to day situations.

This course is designed for you who want to learn mediation both as a 'life skill' and/or aim to have it as a profession.


‘Mediation' is a fundamental social skill. ‘Conflict’ is not necessarily 2 (or more) people shout at each other. So often there are little misunderstanding, tensions, unspoken frustrations and challenges in cooperation between people- on small, medium and large scales.

‘Mediation in daily life’ is coming from the assumption that ‘The structure of 2 is not enough’. When 2 people are stimulated, they are less available to Empathize with each other (see the beauty in one another). Mediator is simply a third party who is not stimulated and have the skills to help re-create connection, cooperation and creativity to meet everyone's needs.

If you happen to have time with children, friends, colleagues, or having time in group meetings and family gatherings- you surely have some Mediation skills already… 

 →  This course will give you skills, tools, experience, clarity and competence to lead professional Mediations as well as initiate day to day Mediations in many life situations.

My dream:
I would wish Mediation to be basic life skill that is taught in schools from the age of 3… I dream of a world where all human beings have mediation skills, to support understanding, cooperation and connection, also when conflicts, misunderstandings or difference in opinions arise.


We will learn the Intentions, Art and Craft of Mediation:

❀  How to enjoy conflicts, and how to stay centered when conflict become ‘hot’? What really is the role of a Mediator and what the Mediator is really ‘responsibility’ for?  →  How to make Mediation into a fun meaningful moment rather than as a stressed/pressure job.

❀  Mediation structure: Pre-Mediation, Mediation, Post Mediation

❀  ‘The 5 movement of passing a message’- The basic rhythm of a Mediation.

❀  Skills in ‘interruption that brings connection'

❀  Deepening Empathic skills (Empathy being the bread & Butter of a Mediation).

❀  How to lead toward sustainable agreements?

❀  How to go beyond ‘NO’ (how to continue when 1 or both of the parties in conflict does not agree to a suggestion)

❀  “Instead of going to court, shall we go deep?”- Whenever the conflict seem to get stuck, how to go one layer deeper, until connection and cooperation rise up naturally.

❀  How to be impartial?

❀  Self-connection and self-expression as a mediator

❀  How to go beyond concepts of fairness? How to free a dialogue from demands and encourage free choice?

❀  Inner mediation (Mediating a conflict between different voices within one person)

❀ How to facilitate a healing dialogue

❀ Group Mediation

❀  And more...



Often in Trios, we will practice Role-Plays and real life examples (including LIVE situations that happen in the here and now), to learn, embody, and deeply root the NVC and mediation skills into ourselves.


Time investment:

 →  12 days: 6 weekends Saturday-Sunday, (Saturday 10:00-18:30, Sunday 09:30-17:30)

  →  Trio Mediation practice: once a week (with changing fellow participants via skype or in person):  

→  Empathy buddy: Some people choose to do once a day for 20m, some choose once a week... (with a changing fellow participant, via skype or in person)


Required amount of Experience:

This course is open for you if you did a minimum of 90 hours of NVC trainings.


Where:  Weesperzijde 79a - 1091 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Time: Saturdays 10:00-18:30, Sundays 09:30-17:30

  25-26 January 2020 Saturday 

  15-16 February 2020 

  28-29 March 2020 

  18-19 April 2020 

  16-17 May 2020

  20-21 June 2020



Choice between 1350-2700€ (choice is depending on your income and free will)
Invoices are VAT free (vrijgesteld) 


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To book your place:
1. Read the Terms & Conditions (I never read 'Terms & Conditions'... and, I would recommend you to read this one to be sure we are together on the same page, feelings safe and comfortable with each other)
2.  Please fill in the form below
3.  Send us the non-refundable prepayment of 200€ (When making the transfer please mention your full name and course name to help us identify you with ease).

Account name:  connecting2life  
IBAN:                 NL52TRIO0197688594
BIC:                   TRIONL2U

The rest of the payment, you are asked to pay within a week after the very end of the course (we like people to pay when they know what they pay for, so that payment is more connected to gratitude and less to being a duty). If you prefer paying it earlier, this is welcome as well. 

'The regret period':  If you change your mind within 14 days after sending the prepayment and before the course has actually begun, you will receive your pre-payment back.