Welcome to a transformative experience that promises to deepen your understanding of communication and elevate your interpersonal skills.
These weekends offers a profound exploration of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also known as Compassionate Communication, providing valuable tools to enhance connection and understanding in your personal and professional relationships.
These 2 particular training days are so fundamental for healthy relating, and have been so well received during the last 10 years, that we decided to bring them on tour.
Saturdays are dedicated to "Communicate to Connect," where we delve into the principles and practices of NVC, unlocking the power of language to cultivate compassion and clarity.
Sundays dive into "Empathy Magic ~ The Art of Effective Listening," a journey into the lost art of listening, offering practical techniques and insightful discussions to become a skilled listener.
Through a blend of insights, interactive exercises, group processes, and meditations, these trainings offer a refreshing perspective on communication, improved relationships, and the magic of self-connection, honesty and empathy that can positively transform your life.
Each training, we learn and practice together, so we can then apply it in our lives and share with others.
Join us on this enriching experience, and equip yourself with the skills to communicate more authentically and connect more deeply with those around you.
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Throughout February 2024,
we'll bring these 2 foundational full day NVC trainings
on tour across the Algarve and South Alentejo
COMMUNICATE TO CONNECT
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as a Language of Life
The Art of Effective Listening
3rd & 4th February: Tavira
10th & 11th: Lagos
17th & 18th: Sao Luis
Join as many days as you like
(either day, a full weekend... the whole tour!)
All: 10.00 - 17.30
Click the images below for descriptions
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Lead trainer Donal Gannon, certified with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), brings over 20 years experience facilitating groups
"These two days spent with Donal and the group were life affirming, enjoyable and enlightening.
Donal is an expert facilitator who covers a lot of material in a very short time, but through a variety of methods manages to keep the group engaged throughout. I learnt a lot about my modes of engagement/communication both with myself and others and look forward to being more mindful and effective as a communicator as a result.
Donal manages to deliver intensive material in an understandable and embodied manner.
I learned so much about modes of communication (both internal and with others) that I feel will be of value moving forward. Highly recommend the trainings if you have any interest in how you interact with yourself and others."
- Anne Scallan -
Donal will be assisted by a team of inspiring and loving leaders,
each bringing a unique skillset and experience.
They will each be available to support you for all or some of the trainings.
Authentic Relating Facilitator,
Certified NVC Trainer,
Communication Coach, Empathy Guide
Each training is standalone and independent of the others, so there are no overlaps or succession of content. At the same time, the natural accumulation of related skills means attending more trainings brings even more benefit.
No previous training experience required.
We bring the most essential principles and practices together, making it accessible and useful for everyone. The life skills we’ve always needed, but never received.
We balance teaching, practicing and facilitating individual and group processes, games, role plays, exercises, meditations and body/gesture based activities.
So, expect insights and heart opening; lots of fun and laughter; maybe tears and surfaced fears; building new friendships, community and supportive network. And all within a sweet, safe and cosy group field, so we feel held and cared for along our transformative journey.
We truly want to make these trainings available to everyone who would benefit, regardless of access to money.
We balance this with the need to sustain ourselves financially and to take care of the amount of resource (including time and attention) our team invests in supporting individuals.
So, these payment options invite the wider network to share the responsibility in giving access to those with less financial abundance.
We offer three prices (per day of training) to choose from depending on your available finances and enthusiasm for this intention:
If you can afford and choose to pay at the 'Supporter' price, it allows us to welcome more people to attend while contributing less.
We do our best to practice what we preach in all aspects of this work, so, true to NVC, these are requests and not demands, thus we are open to dialogue. So, If you can’t afford to pay within this range, please contact us and we will try to work something out.
There are suggestions for how to choose prices and other answers to commonly asked questions here
3rd & 4th: Tavira
Escola do Malhão, Santo Estevão, 10 minutes West of Tavira, East Algarve
10th & 11th: Lagos
U Vale D'Achada, Mexilhoiera Grande, 15 minutes North East of Lagos
17th & 18th: Sao Luis
A Quinta de Lage, 9 minutes South of Sao Luis, South Alentejo
Answers to commonly asked questions here
Stay Connected in South Portugal
In January, we’ll offer a series of evening trainings, exploring key relationship skills (including NVC). Info here
We use a Telegram group to notify the local network (and anyone who wants to come and join it) about trainings and retreats we will offer around here, or occasionally longer events that we can travel to.
We'd love you to join the group. Check it out here