Author Archives: LANGUAGE THAT WORKS

A midweek Dyad Retreat at Ixopo

UNFOLDING ME – Soul origami Listening with your whole being Retreating from the pace of our lives can open us to new possibilities. We’re inviting you to a journey of direct experiencing, sensing and being, witnessing the mystery of existence unfold. Join us for a time of deep self-connection at Ixopo Buddhist Retreat Centre in […]

2-Day Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Durban

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 […]

Join our upcoming beginners’ course on the 20 & 27 February, 6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2018

Dates: 20 & 27 February, 6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2018 Times: 6-9pm Venue: TBC, Cape Town Cost: R1800 for 6 weeks Based on the practices and principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), this course is a unique opportunity to learn and practice new skills in a safe intimate space, with a small committed group. […]

A chance to train with CNVC trainer Nic Burnand in Cape Town this October 2017

By Sarah Dekker I suddenly found myself largely running our business on my own this year. My business partner Tara Wood went on an extended maternity leave and Samantha Wittenberg unexpectedly left for Australia to care for her daughter. For the first time I was going to be organising and facilitating Language that Works trainings […]

Learn the basics with Language that works at our two-day introductory training on 17 & 18 Oct 2017 in Cape Town

By Samantha Wittenberg Imagine experiencing deep connection with your colleagues, being seen and heard and understood by your employer, being free to express yourself honestly at work. Imagine your work environment being a safe, warm and nurturing space where everyone is empowered and encouraged to share, collaborate and co-create. Does this sound like an impossible […]

A 3-Day NVC Retreat with Nicholas Burnand

Empathy – freedom from suffering Retreating from the pace of our lives can open us to new possibilities. We’re inviting you to a journey of direct experiencing, sensing and being, witnessing the mystery of existence unfold. Join us for a time of deep self-connection at Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve. The main focus of the […]

Effective Communication two-Day Training

Personal and organisational skills development Dates: 17 & 18 October 2017 Times: 8.30am – 5pm Venue: Cape Town Cost: R3500 per person. 15% discount for NPOs. 10% discount for groups of 4 or more. Improve individual and team productivity Reduce workplace conflict and stress Be more efficient and effective in meetings Give and receive feedback […]

The greatest gift we can give to another is our presence. Is this true for you?

Empathy: presence without pressure  Find out more about online empathy sessions here. As a child and teenager, I longed to be listened to, without being judged, without receiving advice, without being interrogated, without comparisons to someone else’s children, without hearing frightening analyses of what happens to “people like me”. At a family dinner when I […]