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 2018

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, 10:00-18:00)

  →  Trio Mediation practice: 2 hours once every 2-3 weeks (with changing fellow participants via skype or in person):  

→  Empathy buddy: 1 hour 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 60 hours of NVC trainings.


Where:  Amsterdam, Netherlands
- The first 2 weekend (January & February) will take place in the LIFE! School:
- The weekends of March, April, May & June will take place in the Centruum voor Tantra:

Dates: all days are from 10:00-18:00

27-28 January 2018

17-18 February 2018

17-18 March 2018

07-08 April 2018

19-20 May 2018

23-24 June 2018


Choice between 1200-2400€ (choice is depending on your income and free will)
Invoices are VAT free (vrijgesteld) 

Registration & Information: