I was born and lived in Israel until the age of 25 (1999) after which I moved to Europe to proceed with my dance and performance career.
As an NVC trainer, I am now based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I met NVC 20 years ago, and since, I am extremely passionate about applying it into my life. In 2008, I have decided to quit my entire artistic activities in order to dedicate my full time and energy into sharing and living NVC.
I am excited about NVC as a super simple and powerful tool that supports me again and again to create and maintain true cooperation, connection and love: between people, and within myself.
NVC is to take my meditation cushion into real life and live my deep values in million of everyday life situations. NVC is a very concrete HOW TO that helps me to manifest compassion, self love, and love for others.
NVC is very effectively used in mediation and conflict resolution (on personal level as well as on organizational and international levels). NVC shows a way for a social change and a revolution in our methods of education.
I am passionate about the tiny and the tinier and the tiniest details as to: what is going on between, and within people. I love depth and I love meeting in the very ‘personal’. I focus on ‘Revealing layers of authenticity’ and on ‘The power of Compassion and Empathy’.
My aim is to empower individuals (myself included) to act out of choice and inner clarity.
In group dynamics I foster clarity and liveliness, while concentrating on the ’embodying and practicing’ aspect of the learning (much more than on understanding the theory).
I support the mission of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) by leading workshops throughout Europe (in The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Israel and more) in English, French and in Hebrew.
I am deeply and continuously nourished by my long trainings in bodywork methods. I spend 15 years as a dancer dedicating my full time to bodywork: Tai-Chi, Butoh, Dance, Alexander Technique, Yoga, and many other. My body is my main spiritual leader.
And by “The Work” of Byron Katie- liberating the Self from limiting beliefs.
I am one of the 4 initiators of LIFE! (stands for: Learning In Free Environment) which is a ‘Democratic NVC school for children age 0-21 in Amsterdam.
My Vision & Mission
Applying the Nonviolent Communication principles, I envision a new paradigm of existence, for myself and for others. My mission is to facilitate the creation of life-serving systems, social structures, relationships, and the relationship with ourselves. I do this by living and teaching the process of “Nonviolent Communication” which strengthens the ability of people to compassionately connect with themselves and others, share resources, and resolve conflicts.
Nonviolent Communication is a simple ‘technique’ giving a concrete tool, a ‘how to’ create a society where everyone’s needs are met peacefully, joyfully and respectfully.My mission is to progressively contribute and take part in an educational and social transformation, walk toward a secret field: “Out beyond wrongness and rightness, there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. Rumi
Took me 38 years to finally meet someone who could listen to me without somehow sneakily pushing an agenda of me ‘forgiving’ my abuser, and now I’m finally starting to heal. Thanks for being my enlightened witness Yoram!
With you I experience often that only through witnessing you, hearing, watching, experiencing you “doing” nvc, it touches something in me that goes beyond my mind, but some deep place in my body and soul where I suddenly know how I can do it.
it is as if one instrument stands next to another instrument that plays a certain tone and the 2nd instrument starts resonating in the same tone.
and this is for me mainly how to stay open hearted and empathic when I am triggered. this is what I want to learn more and most.
I really appreciate you Yoram, you:-hold a space for all of us by staying focussed and open at the same time
-bring many helpful examples to clarify the theory
-playfully act out those examples I can easily recognize so I can look at them without shame or guilt
-bring grace to all communication by using your tone of voice and body language (very graceful!)
-radiate your passion for NVC in an embodied way, it’s easy for me to believe your authenticity.
– What you teach keeps going with me beyond the class times, with every exchange I have (with others and with myself), it becomes me.
– and more and more and more…
Yoram is an incredibly good empathetic listener, someone who has made me feel safe and at ease to openly express my feelings (something I’ve always found difficult) without fear of judgement.
Yoram is helping me to learn how to connect to my feelings and to express them effectively to other people, especially my wife. I remember that after the first session I thought something like: “Wow! We are married for a few years now, but this is the first time that I can really hear what matters to her!” I felt more connected to her than I have ever before. I have faith again that we can overcome any challenge in our relationship and prosper together as a loving connected couple.
From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for being who you are.
I already told you how much I love these human values that you embody. Certainly your tool is NVC, but for me you speak / resonate on another “level”. It is “presence”. You can call it Self / source / God / realization / consciousness, whatever. I can only say: it’s super good for me!
I am in infinite gratitude every moment. Since this 1st course in 2017 everything has happened… Challenges… today I meet it all with a certain welcoming presence … END of suffering ! Something in me never moves again: Peace, Serenity and Love, Clarity.
And the rest is constantly moving: the flower the sun the people… because I am alive, and I want to taste life, every moment with intensity! For me, in your presence, I taste the matrix! Thank you for allowing me in your presence the completeness of the consciousness that we are.