Intermediate Course

Surfing with NVC

Intermediate Course

Make NVC become a fluid language

Courses in English

With Oriane and Bonno

The courses will take place online using Zoom

1) In English:
Tuesday evenings with Oriane:

20 July-14 September, 09 session course, 18:30-21:30 (CEST time zone).

2) In English:
Wednesday mornings with Bonno:
21 July-15 September, 09 session course, 09:30-12:30 (CEST time zone).

Details about the trainers:  Oriane, Bonno

→  The English courses will be held online with Zoom. Online sessions will be recorded and made available for participants to view (not for download) until 2 weeks after the course is over.

Make NVC become a fluid language

The Intermediate Course is designed to support you in deepening into NVC and making it become a fluid language. A language you can use in millions of everyday life situations to transform conflicts and turn misunderstandings into moments of connection and cooperation – at home, work and everywhere.

For me NVC is not a theory

I want to embody and live it: NVC is a paradigm shift, a profound change in the way I learn to think and relate to myself and others.
It’s very hard to learn NVC alone. We live in a ‘Jackal educated society’, so it makes sense that to live NVC consciousness at home and work is highly challenging and we need support. This course is designed to help us grow together as a community of Giraffes. To support each other in living, learning and embodying NVC both inside and outside of class.


We will address topics such as:

❀  The Dilemma of Honesty – Peeling the Onion toward Vulnerable Honesty

❀  Refining Empathy – Bridging Guesses, Juicing the Needs and more

❀  Liberating from Guilt – a core confusion that leads to tragic actions.

❀  Connecting Beyond (differences in) Opinions

❀  How to enjoy when people complain (even about us)

❀  The Art of Being Torn – how to make decisions that include all the many parts within us

❀  The Beauty of the Need – deepening into the core essence of NVC

❀  Celebration & Mourning as an art of living

❀  Healing Dialogues – transforming hurt and building trust.

❀  Moving from demand energy

❀  Expressing No in Giraffe (and staying alive)

❀  And more…


You will be invited to work on examples from your own life in an interactive and safe learning environment. We will practice Nonviolent Communication through demonstrations, role-play and exercises in order to integrate NVC values and language more into our daily lives.

Extra support

Assistants: We will have 1-5 assistants accompanying us during this course. They’ve already completed the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Year Courses with us and are engaged in their steps toward teaching/sharing NVC.

Desired amount of experience

This course is open to you if you’ve completed a minimum of 30 hours of NVC training, or have completed Connecting2life’s Basic or Connecting with Children Courses.


1) In English:
Tuesday evenings with Oriane:

20 July-14 September, 09 session course, 18:30-21:30 (CEST time zone).

2) In English:
Wednesday mornings with Bonno:
21 July-15 September, 09 session course, 09:30-12:30 (CEST time zone).


For the 09 session online courses, the fee is a choice of between €200-€400

→  The choice of fees depends on your income and free will. The idea behind a sliding scale is that we all have different current financial situations, and we like to be flexible so that your financial contribution fits your financial situation as well as your personal wish to support us.
→  Invoices are Vrijgesteld (VAT free).

❤ Regarding Money
We wouldn’t want money to prevent anyone from learning NVC! We see money as a strategy to care for the sustainability of our giving. It’s important for us to have a sense of mutual contribution. ‘Receiving’ supports us in meeting our practical stability (money), as well as supports us emotionally to be in balance and keep our hearts open to more giving. While we stand firmly for our need of mutual contribution, we’re flexible about possible strategies on how to meet this need. Money is our preferred strategy, as it’s easy for us to transfer it to the exact things that contribute to us. That being said, if the amount we ask would prevent you from joining, we can offer the following:
1. If you’re coming from a country where the income/currency is lower than the prices in euros, we’re open to finding a price that makes sense and keeps hearts open.
2. If you’re currently having a challenging period financially, you can pay us at a later date when your finances are better. Sometimes people even pay us a few years later.
3. We’re open to brainstorming other ways you can contribute to us, though it’s not always easy to find things that both you would enjoy contributing and that would actually be contributing to us.

Materials provided

At the end of each session you will receive by email:
– A written summary of the session
– A Zoom recording of the session to view (not for download), available until 2 weeks after the course is over.

To book your place:

To book your place, follow the steps below. If you have any questions please contact us at:

1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Many of us never read ‘Terms & Conditions’… and, we would recommend you to read this one to be sure we’re together and on the same page).
2. Fill in the form below.
3. Send us the non-refundable prepayment of €70 (When making the transfer please mention your full name and the course name to help us easily identify you).

Account name: connecting2life
IBAN: NL52TRIO0197688594
→  If your bank is outside the European Union, please contact us to see if there may be a less expensive way to make your transfer.

Regarding the remainder:  We ask that you pay the remainder of the course fees within a week of finishing the course. We suggest you pay at the end because we like people to know what they’re paying for. We do this because we wish for your payment to be more connected to gratitude rather than to a sense of duty. If you prefer to pay earlier this is also welcome.

‘The regret period’:  If you change your mind within 14 days after sending the prepayment (and 3 days before the course has actually begun), we will fully refund your prepayment.