How do we stay present and grounded with ourselves in everyday life? How do we learn the skills of NVC, so that they are available even in challenging situations?
With Gesine and Filip, join our community of like-minded people to become more aware and true to yourself and others. Learn life-changing communication skills through NVC and liberating bodily movements.
About the course
- This online NVC Level One Course introduces you to the steps of the NVC process for use in expressing yourself to others, listening to others, and listening compassionately to yourself.
- Achieve deeper bodily awareness, through a series of games and guided movement explorations.
- Gives you sufficient information and practice to start using NVC in your daily life.
- Is run in an experiential style working with examples from participants’ lives.
- Is a recognised stepping stone to further NVC training. Once you have attended this course you will be eligible to attend our Level Two/Intermediate courses.
- Gives you the opportunity to learn effective communication skills in a playful and supportive environment.
- Practicing self-empathy, empathy for others and self-expression through curiosity and bodily movements as we dance between NVC and Improvisation.
- Identify the four steps of the NVC process.
- Learn about structures of improvisation dance.
- Learn how to connect with your own body in your own space and become authentic in self expression.
When and Where
Six Wednesdays: 15, 22, 29 September (6 October skipped), 13, 20, 27 October 2021, 7:00 – 9:15 pm UK time.
This is an interactive audio-visual course over the period of six weeks. We will invite you to six online calls, using a platform called Zoom — instructions to follow. Zoom allows us to break out into ‘rooms’ for smaller groups and couples work. To give each participant on the course attention we are limiting the number of participants to 20.
About the trainers
Filip Kijowski is an interdisciplinary queer artist working between London and Bangkok, combining choreography, improvisation, text, and audiences. He has performed solos and facilitated workshops internationally in London, Warsaw, Bangkok, Bangladesh and South Korea. His artistic work focuses on themes of community, identity and freedom caused by oppressions from “Growing up gay in a straight man’s world”. Find out more about Filip.
Gesine Schrader is originally from a Montessori teaching background and certified as a NVC trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She has facilitated NVC events internationally through Seed of Peace. Find out more about Gesine.
About the collaboration between Seed of Peace and Filip Kijowski
Gesine and Shantigarbha met Filip in Bangkok when he joined our NVC workshop 2 years ago. Since then we have been in regular contact and exchange. Filip became part of our wider team, joined our Summerfest 2019 and facilitated Improvisation Dance sessions, which were popular with all ages. From the beginning we found him engaged and enthusiastic to learn and practice NVC. We see him a as a natural NVC practitioner and his teaching comes from his heart. We’ve noticed that people love his gentleness.
NB. Preparation is not required to participate. You could consider reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, or watch one of the videos on our training preparation page. In addition, you could read Shantigarbha’s book on empathy I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication or sample our series of NVC Life Hacks on YouTube.
One week before the course starts, on Wednesday 8 September, at 7.00 pm UK time, we are offering a 25-minute orientation session. We are offering this to ensure a smooth start to session one the following week, where we will have our focus on the content and the learning. Maria, our admin. assistant, will go over important practical matters for attending an online course. Nearer the time, you will receive an invitation to this session in the Course joining instructions. This orientation session will be recorded – it’s the only session that will be – so you will be able to watch it as an alternative to attending the session live.
Gift Culture is a new paradigm that moves us away from making money a measurement of worth and value, towards focusing on the sustainability of the community as a whole. More about Gift Culture.
As part of experimenting with financial-co-responsibility, we ask the following:
- When you apply, select the £70 deposit option. We ask that you treat £70 as a non-refundable deposit for your place – you can attend and choose to contribute no more than £70.
- At the end of the sixth session of the course, we will invite you to make a further contribution to help us continue and expand our work with others. This will relate to a) the value you have derived from the course, and b) your current financial resources and commitments. On the booking form, we will ask you to confirm that you are aware of this.
A note on finances
We ask for a deposit of £70 to book your place plus a financial contribution of your choosing. To meet our costs and to ensure the sustainability of the event we are suggesting a total contribution in the range of £140–£300 for an online course. If this would be a hardship for you, please do not let that stop you from attending as we would love to have you there. Please contact us to talk about it.