Advanced Course

Living NVC with yourself and in every aspect of life

Advanced Course

Go deeper into the subtleties of embodying NVC

Courses in English

With Yoram & Nadine

Due to the current situation all courses will take place ONLINE using Zoom

1/ In English:
Monday evenings with Yoram:
04 October-06 December, 09 session course, 18:30-21:30 (CEST time zone). There will be no session on the 18th October

2/ In English:
Tuesday mornings with Nadine: ‘Living Compassion Course’
05 October-07 December, 09 session course, 09:30-12:30 (CEST time zone). There will be no session on the 23rd November

Details about the trainers:  Yoram, Nadine

→  The online courses will be using Zoom. Sessions will be recorded and will be available for participants to view (not for download) until 2 weeks after the course is over.

The Advanced Course by Yoram:

* Details about the ‘Living Compassion’ Course by Nadine is below

Course Intention:

In this course we will go deeper into the subtleties of embodying NVC in different corners of our lives, and we will grow together as a community of (baby) Giraffes. We will be supporting each other to deepen into the NVC paradigm both inside and outside of class.

NVC is a paradigm shift. It’s a completely new and different way of thinking from the one I learned growing up. I was educated to think in terms of right and wrong – NVC replaces this with a Needs connected way of understanding my relationship with myself and others.
It’s a subtle shift, and yet a huge shift in my whole being! Each little step I take towards embodying NVC in my life brings me to a new realm of possibilities for Empathy and connection with myself and others.

I can think of no other skill more worthwhile to learn than how to be with myself and others compassionately.

I’d be delighted if you join us.


The Advanced course is not a pre-designed course. I design it session by session based on my inspiration and requests from participants. For this reason, every Advanced Course addresses different topics.

We will address topics such as:
❀ Transforming Enemy Images
❀ Being the Only Giraffe in the Dialogue
❀ The Art of Requesting – if you don’t ask, nothing will happen… Stand up for your needs!
❀ The Dynamics of Anger – how to express and listen to anger in a way that brings connection and cooperation
❀ Transforming Core Beliefs
❀ Fear Process
❀ Practicing Full Dialogue and Connecting in Conflicts
❀ The Art of Mourning
❀ Holding the delicate dynamics of demand energy to liberate us both
❀ Healing the Pain Between Us – how to transform hurt into connection/cooperation
❀ Empathy in the Body
❀ Street Giraffe
❀ Freeing from Stories – rejection stories, desperation stories and self-criticism
❀ Healing the dynamics between men and women
❀ Clearing up the Mess Dialogues
❀ And much more…

The ‘Living Compassion’ Course by Nadine:

Robert Gonzales, Trainer for NVC (CNVC), has dedicated his life to living compassion. In his approach to NVC he emphasizes connection to the living, vibrant energy that needs carry as a doorway into our soul. Our practice lies in cultivating a felt sense experience of their energy inside of us. I have learned with Robert since 2006 and the tools I received have benefited me deeply, particularly in moments of pain and disconnection.

During this course I would like to introduce you to the living energy of needs and help you develop concrete skills to transform obstacles to embracing life compassionately and connect with the beauty and fullness of needs by sharing:

v exercises to allow a felt experience of the fullness of needs vs. the lack;
v concrete NVC based processes (e.g. Transforming the pain of unmet needs to the beauty of needs; Preparation for authentic dialogue) to add to your tool box for life
v as well as contemplative practices like meditation and inquiries (alone and in pairs) that engage the heart and the felt sense of the body and can be used and established as an ongoing meditation practice in your life in order to live needs-based

I will mix in my own inspirations that I receive from mindfulness and yoga, neuroscientific approaches like Rick Hanson’s work, work with beliefs from Byron Katie’s approach and inspiration I receive from my NVC colleagues and friends.

I would enjoy if you want to join me in this exploration.


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

These courses is open to you if you’ve completed a minimum of 60 hours of NVC training, or have completed Connecting2life’s Basic and Intermediate Courses.


These course will be held online.


1/ In English:
Monday evenings with Yoram:
04 October-06 December, 09 session course, 18:30-21:30 (CEST time zone). There will be no session on the 18th October

2/ In English:
Tuesday mornings with Nadine: ‘Living Compassion Course’
05 October-07 December, 09 session course, 09:30-12:30 (CEST time zone). There will be no session on the 23rd November.


For this 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.


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.