Nonviolent Communication

NonViolent Communication

NVC and The Healing Power of Presence

Presence, Connection, and Healing through Inner and Community Relationship

Residential Ireland 2020 (4 long weekends)

Compassion begins with you

This course is based on the skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), as pioneered by Marshall Rosemberg.
There are four modules held between February and October 2020, each one a residential event held at:

An Tionól Cottage
Creative & compassionate living centre near Gort in County Galway. The fourteen days of the training count towards CNVC certification. All modules are led by Sinhaketu  &  Marta.

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
Vision, Feelings and Needs
NVC Spirituality and Compassionate Connection
Grounded and Embodied NVC
Community as matrix for wellbeing
13 Step NVC Dance Floor

Module Two: Living NVC
Intention and NVC consciousness
Self-empathy dance floor
Focusing within and empathic listening skills
Grounded Aware Presence as the core paradigm

Module Three: Connection for Healing and Conflict
Deepening practice using elements of the 13 step dance floor
Healing through Presence
Expressing and receiving dance
Deepening community experience

Module Four: Only Connect and NVC
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

Interim Support between Modules:
Skype or phone for ongoing learning and connection.
Notes on: Key Differentiations and overview CNVC certification process

Course Dates
Module 1: 6th till 9th February
Module 2: 2th to 5th April
Module 3: 25th to 28th June
Module 4: 17th to 20th September
All modules start with a meal at 18.30 on the Thursday and finish at 16.00 on Sunday

An Tionól Cottage Creative and Compassionate Living Centre.
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

Personal Profiles: Simon McKibbin aka Sinhaketu and Marta Fabregat

I believe NVC learning should be fun with a strong element of community and sharing. I am also a certified trainer in the fields of Mindfulness and Focusing with 30 years of personal practise. Combining elements of Focusing and Mindfulness into the program adds a richness and depth allowing for a more embodied and deeper NVC experience.

Marta trained as a social and conflict resolution mediator,  community development and facilitator, NVC and Focusing in nature, Forest connection and sacred plant healing, Marta’s experience in the art of hosting, holding space and healing in nature gives this course an exciting blend of elements to accompany the NVC process as a community and self healing adventure.

An Tionól Cottage´s natural environment, with the strong presence of an Irish oak forest and its respectful approach to learning, is the vessel that holds us together in any open circle. It is our intention to continue opening space for new, fresh ways of communicating, connecting and being in the world.


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.

One fee for all four modules of the Year Training.
The fee includes
Materials, including handouts
Vegetarian food
Accommodation in shared wooden cabins
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 –
Simon McKibbin + 44 7974817393

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

For a world worth living in, we strive to be truly human.

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