When feelings are moving in us (such as irritations, annoyance, boredom in the conversation…), we are often feeling deeply torn between two (terrible) options:
“Should I say it, or should I not?”
- Should I say it? (and endanger to hurt, endanger the connection)
- Or should I not? (Conceal my truth and thereby disconnecting myself.)
Whenever I think in terms of ‘either – or’, it leads me to a loose loose result: In both cases I risk to loose an important part of the connection. I call this ‘The dilemma of honesty’:
How to be fully me with people? How to be radically honest and not leave any part of myself aside?
While caring for, staying in and enriching the connection?
Shall I endanger the connection or shall I disappear from the connection? Neither!
So how can we be fully and radically honest, while caring for the relationships we have?
This was the main question that brought me to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC showed me clear and practical ways to navigate this core dilemma in millions of situations we face day to day.
During this weekend, we will practice
❀ How to be fully honest in a way that creates connection instead of distance
❀ How to initiate a conversation where we ‘speak the unspoken’; where we navigate challenging, scary and honest dialogue
❀ How to connect with my own authenticity while being with others
❀ How to ask for what I want and learn to play big instead of playing small
❀ How to enjoy conflicts (instead of doing everything I can to avoid them). How to navigate ‘hurt’ as a path of healing, growth and closeness.
❀ How to hear the true intention (honesty) of the other person, no matter how they express it.
❀ How to move away from who is right or wrong and move into being ourselves fully, enjoying our differences
❀ How to bring life back into boring and disconnected conversations. How to make relationship meaningful to us
❀ How to act out of our own spirituality, integrity and freedom, moving away from what Marshall Rosenberg called “living in a society of nice, dead, polite people.”
❀ And more…
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) (Phd. Marshall Rosenberg) is a practical communication tool that radically transforms your relationship with yourself and others. NVC cultivates assertive honesty mixed with a deep quality of Empathy.
NVC transforms conflicts into love and clarity.
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.
The way we teach is: 30% Theory and 70% of Practice/Demonstration/Learning from LIVE situations that are happening in the here and now. Our focus is very much on the Embodied aspect of ‘Nonviolent Communication’, so be ready to dive.
Assistants: We will have assistants accompanying us during this course. They’ve already completed the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Year Courses with us and some are engaged in their steps toward teaching/sharing NVC.
Rue Jean-Dassier 7 · 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
16-17 March 2024
– Saturday: 09:30-17:30
– Sunday: 09:00-17:00
Choice between €300 – €600
→ 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.
❤ 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.
The workshop will be taught in English. Since Yoram does speak French, participants are welcome to share and practice in French during the training. Please note that simultaneous translation from English to French will not be available. Nevertheless, we will do our best to include those who may not feel entirely comfortable speaking English.
How to book your place:
To book your place, follow the steps below. If you have any questions please please contact Sandy 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 €100 (When making the transfer please mention your full name and the course name to help us easily identify you).
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 until 3 days before the course has actually begun, we will fully refund your prepayment.