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2-Day Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Durban

Dates: 11 & 12 August 2018
Times: 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: Kloof, Durban
Cost: R1800* per person.

*R1950 includes catering. Alternatively bring your own lunch. We offer a 15% discount for NPOs and a 10% discount for groups of 4 or more.

Join CNVC certified Trainer Nicholas Burnand and Sarah Dekker for a special two-day training in the time-tested methodology of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Learn practical tools that enable us to truly listen to ourselves and others in order to come up with joint solutions that best meet the needs of everyone involved.

Learn to communicate authentically and effectively with each other, friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.

  • Resolve conflicts quickly and peacefully
  • Prevent future pain and misunderstanding
  • Transform judgments and criticism into understanding and connection
  • Reduce family conflict and sibling rivalry
  • Move beyond power struggles to cooperation and trust
  • Foster kindness towards yourself and establish clear boundaries
  • Overcome the cultural conditioning that promotes violence
  • Connect to our common humanity

Places are limited and booking is essential.
Cost of R1800 per person includes course materials, tea and snacks. R1950 includes a vegetarian lunch.
15% discount for NPOs and/or 10% discount for groups of 4 or more

Fill in the form to book for the event: Nonviolent Communication 2-Day Training Durban

For more information write to sarah@languagethatworks.co.za

COURSE DATES: 11 & 12 August 2018
TIME: 9:30am – 5pm
VENUE: Durban
COST: R1800 per person.
15% discount for NPOs and/or 10% discount for groups of 4 or more


Contact Sarah: +27 73 960 3406


Nicholas Burnand is a CNVC certified Nonviolent Communication trainer. He offers coaching, therapy, mediation, workshops and programs in organisations and is dedicated to sharing, and living Nonviolent Communication. Having travelled to and lived in 20 different countries, he enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life.

Nic currently works as a trainer with Team Blabla in Belgium. He is also a board member of Stichting Transformi, an organisation that is forming partnerships to facilitate bringing NVC from resource rich to resource poor areas in the world. Nic has trained with various NVC trainers, including participation in the 2-year Euro Life program led by Robert Gonzales. He first came into contact with NVC in 2009 and was particularly drawn to this methodology as an authentic communication practice that can be used in daily life to restore connection.

Sarah Dekker is Director and trainer at Language that Works in Cape Town and trained in Nonviolent Communication and Mediation.

Sarah also serves as an executive board member of Tri-Nexus SCS, a South African not-for-profit dedicated to social empowerment, using principles of NVC.  Sarah was first introduced and drawn to practicing NVC in 2003 and has actively facilitated practice groups, mediations and workshops in Cape Town and Gauteng since 2012.

Prior to this she worked in communications and marketing in both the corporate and non-profit sector for fourteen years. She studied Language & Cultural Studies at the University of Utrecht, including Visual, Conflict and Gender studies.  She was a Regional Business Achiever Awards finalist in 2014 with the BWA SA. She is a certified facilitator for Gender Equity & Reconciliation International. Sarah is passionate about contributing to healing, connection and understanding between all beings.


“I arrived at the workshop feeling angry and hurt, I had an unresolved situation that had been troubling me for a few days. During the workshop, I connected with how I truly felt and what my needs were around this situation, and received empathy. When I left, I was ready to communicate with the person involved and express my needs. Although I did not use “perfect” NVC language, the person responded and I felt hugely relieved and able to let go of the situation.”

Claudia Micelli

“I’m writing to show my appreciation and gratitude. Nic is a spiritual guide, a conscientious and natural leader, with a heart as big as the world. A course worth the time and effort. Visionary and couldn’t ask for a better teacher.”

Donna Charlton, Director at Charlton PPMS

“Working with Sarah is extremely empowering. I feel very seen, heard and understood. I gain so much clarity, in our sessions together, from her insights and empathy and perspective. She has a gift for teaching and sharing this wisdom which she embodies. I learn so much from her each time. I am grateful that I feel less and less afraid of conflict situations. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! I am FOREVER changed.”

Jacqueline du Plessis

“This is one training that will be useful for not only at work but for the rest of my life, this has had a very positive impact on me and has shown me how vulnerable I am, as I have always thought that I was a “tough cookie”! I know this will help me a lot with dealing with my communication with others effectively. I hope you realise what great impact you have made in others’ lives.”

Therapist at The Hydro Spa, Stellenbosch