Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Skills & Community Experience - 1 year course in Galway

14/02/2019 to 22/09/2019
An Tionol, Gort, Co. Galway
Marta / +353 872031764
see details below

Year NVC Skills & Community Experience
Ireland 2019

Knowing, Living and Connecting through NVC
Theme: Living from the Fresh Edge

This course is based on the skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), as pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg. There are four modules held between February and September 2019, each one a residential event held at An Tionol Cottage - Creative & compassionate learning and living Centre near Gort in county Galway. The twelve days of the training count towards CNVC certification. All modules are led by Sinhaketu with Marta Fabregat as host.

What is Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

NVC was developed on the premise of a simple and powerful question: why do some people continue to act compassionately, even when deeply challenged? NVC, with an extensive international reputation is used in the areas of mediation, parenting, education, conflict resolution, psychotherapy, and social change to name but a few.

Who will benefit?

Open to people of all levels of NVC skill and experience, from beginners to teachers.

What’s on offer?

This is a real opportunity for personal and community transformation, getting to the roots of change and learning how to hold issues with compassionate means through deep listening and sharing in a wonderful community setting with real support.

➢ Come home to yourself with real inner healing
➢ Communication skills to improve or transform relationships at home and work.
➢ Learn to use NVC so you can help and support others.
➢ Enjoy community and making new friends whilst offering and gaining support & learning
➢ Experience and create a vision of kind of world you want to live in.

The course will offer a certificate of attendance and is valid as a contribution towards your cnvc certification process if this is your intention.

Module One: Knowing NVC
Thurs 14 – Sun 17 February 2019

✓ Vision, Feelings and Needs
✓ NVC Spirituality and Compassionate Connection
✓ Grounded and Embodied NVC
✓ Community as matrix for wellbeing
✓ Elements of the NVC Dance Floor

Module Two: Living NVC
Thurs 4 – Sun 7 April 2019

✓ Intention and NVC consciousness
✓ Self-empathy and Companioning
✓ Community as support and growth
✓ Focusing within and empathic listening skills
✓ Grounded Aware Presence as the core paradigm

Module Three: Connection for Healing and Conflict
Thurs 27 to Sun 30 June 2019

✓ Deepening practice using aspects of the 13 step dance floor
✓ Healing through Presence
✓ Expressing and receiving dance
✓ Deepening community experience

Module Four: Only Connect and NVC
Thurs 19 – Sun 22 September 2019

✓ Looking outwards NVC in the world
✓ 13 step dance floor: integration and wholeness
✓ Community support beyond the group
✓ Compassionate Connecting the inner and outer flow

Unique Attributes of Course: The location is supportive of wellbeing based in beautiful natural settings with organic home cooked foods, and a wonderfully warm community feel and connection.

The facilitation is conducted by Simon McKibbin aka Sinhaketu who is a NVC certified trainer (cnvc). He is also certified in Mindfulness (Advanced teaching Certification breathworks) and Focusing (Certified Practitioner and
Teacher with BFA) , offering more depth in the learning and practice of NVC.

Interim Support between Modules: Zoom for ongoing learning and connection.
Notes: Key Differentiations and overview CNVC certification process

Course Dates Listed

Knowing, Learning & Connecting NVC 2019
Module 1: 14th till 17th February
Module 2: 4th to 7th April
Module 3: 27th to 30th June
Module 4: 19th to 22nd September
All modules start with a meal at 18.30 on the Thursday and finish at 16.00 on the Sunday

This is an intimate setting with only 12 places. The bookings are on a first come first served basis.

General Information
You will be invited to form Empathy Groups that will meet daily during the modules and continue in the times between the courses

Daily Programme

8.30 Breakfast
10.00 Morning session
13.30 Lunch and free time.
15.00 – 16.00 Empathy Groups.
16.15 Afternoon session
19.00 Evening meal.
20.15 Creative activities; Singing and dancing, etc.

Training Prep: Read Marshall’s book Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life
Contact me for a digital copy I can send as an attachment through email.


One fee for all four modules of the Year Training.
The fee includes
✓ Tuition
✓ Materials, including handouts
✓ Vegetarian food
✓ Accommodation
✓ Community Zoom ongoing support Sessions in between Modules

We offer a sliding scale, to make it more accessible depending on your financial means:
Benefits or low-waged: Euro 1,700
Moderately comfortable: Euro 2000
A non refundable deposit of 30% is payable prior to the course module 1 attendance (i.e. 600 euro or 510
euro). Your place is secure after this booking payment.
A choice of 4 equal payments (one payment per module) is then an option or full payment up front.

Contact Marta Fabregat +353 872031764 - [email protected]
Simon McKibbin + 44 7974817393 [email protected]

How to apply: Complete the booking form we will send you by email on interest.