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Two-day Introduction Workshop in Cape Town

Dates: 8 & 9 September 2018, 10am – 5pm
Venue: Cape Town (tbc)
Cost: R1800 pp incl. refreshments & materials.

We offer a 15% discount for NPOs and a 10% discount for groups of 4 or more. Early bird discount – 10% (if booked by 31 July)

Effective Communication

Two-day Introduction Workshop

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

In an interactive and supportive learning environment, we’ll discover old habits of mind and speech that produce distress and walls of separation, and explore and practice new habits that create compassion, connection, and healing within ourselves and with others.

Learn to communicate authentically and effectively with each other, friends, family, neighbors 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

This training is for those new to Nonviolent Communication as well as those who would like to increase their understanding of, and fluency in, the process.

Places are limited, and booking is essential.
Cost of R1800 per person includes course materials, tea, snacks and a vegetarian lunch.
15% discount for NPOs and/or 10% discount for groups of 4 or more.
Early bird discounts: 15% if booked by 22 July, 10% if booked by 12 August.

Register for the workshop here:

Register form: Two-day Introduction Workshop in Cape Town


Sarah Dekker heads up Language that Works in Cape Town and is trained in Nonviolent Communication and Mediation.

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

“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