Communicate & Connect: NVC Foundation Training

Sat 23rd Jun 10:00am – Sun 24th Jun 4:00pm

1 Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand Map

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This 2 day weekend workshop in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a foundation training that will offer an overview of the 4 step NVC model and focus on the development of empathy skills. You will gain tools that can be applied immediately in daily life and support to develop both honest and harmonious relationships at work and at home. The workshop runs from 10am-4pm both days, and although no preparation is required, It can be helpful to do some research online about NVC prior to the training.

Nonviolent Communication (otherwise known as NVC or Compassionate Communication) is a process that was developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s. Based on principles of nonviolence, the natural state of compassion, NVC reminds us how uplifting it feels to authentically connect with ourselves and other human beings. It offers practical and powerful skills that enhance relationships and enrich life, developing a deep sense of internal peace. NVC can be experienced as a spiritual practice, and as a concrete set of tools, which help create life-serving families and communities. The model is simple, yet powerfully transformative. By practising NVC we learn to identify what is alive, both in ourselves and in others. We are able to hear what the true intention is and what lies beneath the words/behaviour. We learn how to identify our feelings and understand our needs. We learn to listen deeply. NVC encourages the cultivation of presence, which is a quality of being that exists in all of us. Compassionate presence supports connection to occur effortlessly and healing to unfold naturally. There is an utter simplicity in cultivating presence and as we begin to meet others that way, wonderful things will occur.


Anna Groves:
Deep listening underlies all of Anna’s communication. Her ability to empathise underlies a potent emotional intelligence that enables Anna to connect with people from all walks of life. She is passionate about the spirituality that lies within Nonviolent Communication (or Compassionate Communication) and regards it as a way of life. Anna experiences NVC as a process that not only supports honest relating, with the self and other, but as a spiritual practice. She first met Nonviolent Communication in 2005 and has been offering Nonviolent Communication courses since 2007. In 2009 she studied with Marshall Rosenberg and more recently has completed Robert Gonzales' two-year LIFE program. Anna is actively engaged in the global dyad inquiry project, an advanced spiritual practice with a partner that uses NVC tools. As she is a performing artist, Anna’s trainings are interactive and full of fun. She has a graduate diploma in teaching, and a degree in the performing and screen arts. Anna has offered Nonviolent Communication training for teachers, social workers, psychologists, teenagers, counsellors, health workers, business managers and public groups. She has taught communication at state and private secondary schools.

Rob ten Broeke:
After suffering a serious injury in his professional sports career, Rob discovered hypnotherapy and his life changed course. Since then, he has travelled on a new path of creativity and healing. Rob is passionate about living life fully and freely. He is a strong believer in finding creative ways to grow and experience a rich and fulfilling life, including the exploration of different states of consciousness. He met NVC 20 years ago, and has integrated the language into his life. He only offers tools and support strategies that he has found useful, powerful and transformative in his own life - exercises he practises himself daily. Rob has supported people to break free from restricting habits and patterns, helping them make long-lasting changes in their lives. He use a range of tools to guide you into a deep state of relaxation, where the subconscious can be accessed and core transformation can take place. Rob's voice is soothing and deeply empathetic. He offers a safe and secure space that will give you the support and courage to unravel and renew.

*“I love Anna as a facilitator; she walks the talk. I love her realness and ability to be vulnerable.” – Irma
*“The course was everything I hoped for and more. Already I can see major changes in relationships that are a reflection of your competent work.” Leigh, Wellington
* Open, honest, patient, succinct and humorous; I love your commitment and passion for NVC. It's infectious!" Tim, Nelson

Ania Banaś:
is a Polish trainer who met NVC five years ago, and has been deepening her practice since with the help of her children (who are most wonderful and challenging of teachers). She has been offering NVC-based workshops and courses to parents, teachers, couples and NGOs in Poland, the Netherlands and now in New Zealand. Ania's journey has created many amazing transformational moments both for herself and the participants of her workshops. She loves NVC as it offers the possibility to connect with herself and others, and to simplify life. Ania is now on the path to become a certified CNVC trainer.

We encourage you to book and pay early to confirm your spot as previous training's have booked up well in advance due to the limited places available.

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