EmbodyingNVC – Returning to Love: Growing Intimacy and Connection

Dates and Times

  • EmbodyingNVC Returning to Love
    February 23, 2016 - February 28, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this retreat we create a rich and nurturing learning environment with decades of experience available to you through the three facilitators.  We will work with whatever is alive for the group. The following topics have been of great interest to our past participants:

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  • Exploring intimacy, what it is, why it matters and how to grow it with others.
  • Creating deep bonds through sharing feelings and needs safely.
  • Exploring the attractive power of vulnerability.
  • Understanding dependence, independence and interdependence — embracing and growing your capacity for interdependence.

mother and son tension

  • Patterns and parents, roles and expectations — stepping off the treadmill and seeing with new eyes.
  • Recognising and addressing fears of abandonment, rejection and overwhelm
  • Being me – loving you. Being truly authentic and taking responsibility, for myself with self-understanding and empathy.
  • Creating relationships pro-actively instead of through reacting to the words or actions of others.
  • Discovering how differences can open up authentic, loving and respectful connection.
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  • Being with intense emotions – yours and others – including anger, shame, guilt.
  • Using anger to stimulate a positive choice of behaviour.
  • Training and practice in responding consciously in the moment between receiving anger and reacting.
  • There may also be opportunities to cover areas of specific interest that have not yet been raised in the program.

EmbodyingNVC – Contributing in the World: Living an engaged life

Dates and Times

  • EmbodyingNVC Contributing in the World
    October 25, 2016 - October 30, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This retreat opens us up to the interconnectedness of all Life and fully inhabiting our place in it. We learn about and turn toward the challenges of hierachical structures, economic resources, decisions and making a meaningful contribution (meaningful in our own eyes).

Special for October 2015

We are delighted to have Karl Steyaert as our guest trainer, calling in live from the USA. The following topics are therefore unique to October 2015:

Karl Steyaert• The supreme super-satisfier: co-creating conscious communities with or without moving house!

• System transformation: being (and catalyzing) the change we wish to see in the world.

• Money – deep wealth design: moving beyond scarcity thinking in myself and our economy.

*See below for more Karl will offer.

NVC in your Workplace and Profession

General topics for the October retreats (may be altered according to the interests of the group) are:


  • Utilising personal choice, power and contribution effectively.
  • Balancing professionalism and authenticity. Practising honesty that creates connection, even when it’s uncomfortable to do so.
  • Identifying and overcoming challenges in distributing personal time and energy.
  • Contributing wholeheartedly with professional clarity, centredness and autonomy, free from beliefs and expectations of those around us.
  • Connecting to your power to make a heartfelt contribution in the world.
  • Creating consciousness, understanding and collaboration in relationships with clients, work colleagues, neighbours, businesses/ service providers and other parts of your community. How to create this.


  • Creating power-with relationships within power-under/over structures that use demands and hierarchy. Moving from domination to cooperative system thinking.
  • Being productive and effective in meetings. Making powerful requests and cutting through to what is important.
  • Making agreements and decisions based on willingness & values.
Strategies for Creating a Business sharing NVC

*Our Guest Trainer, Karl Steyaert will also be contributing the following for those who select the Trainer Development Track of the retreat:

  • Beyond workshops and trainings: life-serving learning experiences
  • NVC for everyone: embodying essence and transcending form
  • Discovering and co-creating your passionate project in the world

Along with the regular topics:


  • How to design an NVC training to meet the needs of your participants. Defining the essentials. Choosing a style. Ending on time.
  • Practise facilitating real-time with ‘difficult’ participants role-played by members of the audience.
  • Deepen your understanding of choices and focus as an NVC Trainer at the front of the room.
  • Learn about the various pathways and elements you can bring together to create your NVC business — there is more than training.
  • Discover how others have built successful businesses sharing NVC.
  • Learn to manage and value your time, energy and inner resources in the business of sharing NVC.

NVC Foundation Training Sydney – Sat 16 & Sun 17 Jan 2016

Event Phone: 0412233955

Dates and Times

  • January 16, 2016 - January 17, 2016
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Once you have booked, a confirmation letter with event details will be sent to your email address.

Refunds Policy: We will happily transfer your booking to an alternate date however refunds
are not available.

NVC Foundation Training Sydney – Sat 19 & Sun 20 March 2016

Dates and Times

  • March 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Once you have booked, a confirmation letter with event details will be sent to your email address.

Refunds Policy: We will happily transfer your booking to an alternate date however refunds
are not available.