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HIGHER ALTITUDES - Intensive Online Year Program

HIGHER ALTITUDES – Intensive Year Program

Upcoming group call dates:14 November & 19 December 2019, 16 January, 20 February, 19 March, 23 April, 14 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 17 September & 22 October 2020

Times: Thursday evenings 19.30-21.30

Coaching sessions dates and times to be set between trainers and participants


Cost of Intensive Year Program

R4750-5500 (Sliding Scale Fee) We offer this course with the option to choose how much you wish to pay. No matter how much you pay, you will be getting the same course as everybody else. We simply trust that participants will contribute to the work of the trainers with whatever they can afford.

The Higher Altitudes program is for those who wish to intensify their NVC practice. Perhaps you want more one-on-one time to role-play or practice using these tools in conversation. Or you might want additional support with a difficult conversation or with facilitating your local NVC practice group.

This package includes six one-on-one coaching calls, additional resources, WhatsApp support and participation in a more advanced group, a 70% discount to any Language that Works workshops, and you will join our monthly two-hour intermediate calls which are geared towards deepening NVC practice.

The twelve stand-alone webinar sessions are facilitated by CNVC certified trainers Sarah Dekker and Nicholas Burnand. Each month we will engage with a different theme:

NOVEMBER      Three choices for Connection

DECEMBER      Slow self-empathy & the Puffer-fish

JANUARY          Honest Self-Expression

FEBRUARY       Empathy & Empathy under fire

MARCH             Action or Connection Requests

APRIL                Receiving and expressing a No

MAY                   Responsibility, Praise & positive judgements

JUNE                 Transforming enemy images

JULY                  Difficult conversations

AUGUST            Listening to the Chooser & Educator in me

SEPTEMBER     Self-forgiveness process & uncovering core-beliefs

OCTOBER         Naturalising NVC/Street Giraffe


*Please note that it is a prerequisite to have first completed the “Stretch your Wings” or other NVC foundation training to register for this program.


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The HIGHER ALTITUDES package is for those who wish to intensify their NVC practice, and includes:

  • regular monthly 2-hour webinar session for learning and Q&A
  • six private one-on-one mentoring sessions with a trainer
  • participating in an NVC community via WhatsApp support group
  • additional resources linked to each month’s theme
  • Two additional Intensive group calls with trainer
  • Separate forum for advanced group
  • a 70% discount to any live workshops & training with Language that Works (with the exception of any additional accommodation & catering fees)

Monthly webinar sessions on Thursday evenings 19.30-21.30

Dates: 14 November, 19 December 2019, 16 January, 20 February, 19 March, 23 April, 14 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 17 September, 22 October 2020


Please note that it is a prerequisite to have first completed the “Stretch your Wings” or other NVC foundation training to register for this program.

For more information contact Sarah via WhatsApp on +27 73 960 3406 or e-mail


Sarah Dekker heads up Language that Works in South Africa and Belgium and is a CNVC certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication and Mediation.

Sarah was first introduced and drawn to practicing NVC in 2003 and has actively facilitated practice groups, mediation and workshops in South Africa since 2012. Having a great passion for self-awareness and personal growth, she offers one-on-one coaching sessions and facilitates meditative self-connection retreats.

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

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.



“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