In-depth 10 month NVC programme
Biweekly 2-hour calls
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There is a preview session in which I will present this programme on Sunday 12 September 2021, 16:30-17:30 BST. You can register here.
About the course
In this 10 month course we will take a deep dive into the principles of NVC and explore our communication and our relationships, both with ourselves and with others. We will look at the core ideas and tools of NVC and practice them in the specific context of our life and work. This is a highly practical course that aims at changing our habits of communicating and relating.
Through this course, participants have a chance to explore, try out and put into practice a wealth of NVC exercises and ideas while being accompanied and coached by a certified NVC trainer. I will support you in improving your skills and in becoming more fluent in this new language of emotions and needs.
I enjoy bringing in my knowledge of how the brain works to create perception and emotion to help us both understand ourselves better and have more compassion for ourselves and support the change we long for.
The current proposed date is Sunday evenings UK time. If this does not suit you, do get in touch as we will reconsider dates until a week or so before the start date.
Throughout the months we will practice and delve deeply into your communication both with others and with yourself. I will provide many different kinds of opportunities to help you advance in the following areas:
attuning to others and deep empathic skills
self-awareness of your inner world of thought, feeling, perception, emotions and needs
how your thought processes influence how you feel and the quality of your relationships and your life
identifying habits of communication and relating that are not serving to create connection
expressing yourself more authentically and with more care
transforming your inner chatter through compassion
a thorough understanding of many tools of NVC and its core principles
being able to receive difficult messages with more ease
being able to take in appreciation more gracefully and thoroughly
Who is this for?
This course is designed for people who have taken an introductory course in NVC and are familiar with its framework and basic premise. You may have read Marshall Rosenberg's book and have been practicing some NVC concepts already, this is another way to get the basics you need to benefit from this course.
If you are completely new to NVC but wish to join this in-depth programme, please get in touch with me right away so that we can discuss how to get you ready to profit from the experience.
My relationship with myself
inner mindful awareness
listening to all our voices and integrating them
mindset changes that serve us better
mourning & celebrating
listening to your inner voice empathically, resonating with yourself, self-cmpassion
transforming our inner chatter into a supportive, compassionate voice
neuroscientific insights about how our brain and nervous system works and how to foster creating the change we wish to see
My relationship with others
deep empathy skills
resonant empathy circles (inspired by Sarah Peyton's work)
accepting expressions of appreciation about ourselves
authentic, caring self-expression
saying "no" with care
hearing other people's "no" without rejection
setting clear boundaries while maintaining connection
the art of meeting our needs better through making clearer requests
feedback that supports growth
identifying our inner habits of relating to ourselves
identifying what we really value and living our needs
the partnership model, nonviolent and compassionate use of power
healing and reconcilitation with others
basic mediation skills (if there is interest)
make your request to me to add a topic, we'll be co-creating the course as we go along, based on your wishes and needs.
How the course works- what you get
Reading, practice and other materials to integrate the information in each unit
2 live calls a month, of 2 hour duration on Zoom. Sundays, from at 18:00 - 20:00 (GMT), starting on Sept 13th. We will meet mostly on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. The exceptions are Dec, June and July when we will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays (due to how holidays line up).
Recordings of each call (video and audio versions)- no worries if you can't make all the live calls
Opportunity to engage with other participants as practice buddies or in groups (outside of class, in your own schedule, a one hour call weekly tends to work well for people)
Private Facebook group access to stay in contact with me and other participants in my classes between sessions, to ask questions, share celebrations or moments where your practice didn't work as hoped. This is a chance to learn together and feel part of a learning community that is practicing NVC.
BONUS: Free access to my monthly NVC Practice Group (one 90 min call monthly) free of charge while you are on the course (Sept 28, Oct 26).
BONUS: Mindfulness meditations to practice daily NVC consciousness
You will make this course work for you and it is up to you how much to practice outside the calls. For the 10 months we are together, I will suggest that you join us for:
1x 2 hours live session twice a month (or slightly shorter time to watch recordings)
about 1 hour of reading and/or exercises per week
daily time to reflect on your progress in a journal
10-15 minutes of mindfulness NVC practice daily
1x 1hour practice buddy call a week (optional but strongly suggested).
The exercises can be practiced at any time, so don’t stress if you don’t get to everything in the time we are together. You can spread it out over a longer period, redo the exercises, etc.
Your engagement and practice will have a huge impact on your understanding and integration of the material- and on how the positive changes you will see. In particular, empathy, even though it is a natural human ability, requires practice to be developed further.
I will invite you to make this course work for you, and I will help you do just that. This is the type of course that you can take lightly to get some basic concepts and tips, or you can take very seriously and immerse yourself in the material and practice beyond the suggestions. It is up to you, your needs in this moment and your availability.
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About Cost and Payment
I really would like to make this course accessible to anyone who would enjoy taking it, so I provide a sliding scale. In the past, I have had people decide what you would like to contribute, considering your personal situation as well as my needs. With this policy, I am aiming to make my work sustainable and to support my family, which attempting to spread NVC and make the work accessible.
The cost of the couse is £75 per month for individuals (for people who make around the median income in the UK or in their countries). If your company pays for you, the cost is higher. You can find details of the sliding scale in this document.
There is a 5% discount if you pre-pay the complete amount. There are no discounts for people who are able to pay in full.
I hope that you will be delighted with this course and what it offers you. However, should you choose to back off, refunds are available up to 30 days from the date of purchase. Once you try the course out for a month, implicit in our agreement is that that you will allow Paypal to charge you the course amount each month for 10 payments in total. This is my strategy to support people's financial stability by spreading out the payment, as well as mine and my family's by requesting that people agree to being parged for the completion of the program once they decide to register.
If you have any comments or thoughts, please contact me, I am always happy to discuss.
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Nati Beltrán crafts her interactive communication training sessions with the flow of artistry and the precision of science. I was engaged and inspired through every minute. I learned more about scary honesty and true honesty that draws people closer together, instead of apart, than any other Nonviolent Communication or any communication course I have ever experienced. Her practical tips and learning on the body, mental and emotional levels all made it easy for me to remember and immediately apply what I learned to my priority relationships. And it worked! Nati is a gifted teacher of communication that connects! I recommend wholeheartedly to grab the chance to have her as a teacher or coach.
- Marie R. Miyashiro - Author, The Empathy Factor and International e-Learning Trainer, Coach and Mentor
I want to thank you for your wonderful teaching!
I'm noticing breakthroughs when I use NVC tools in conversations where I'm able to stay connected and present in difficult situations. Staying centred with self- compassion is helping me lean into the other person's feelings (without taking responsibility for them) and needs. I've been able to ask for someone's truth that was difficult for them to express, giving them a safe place with no judgment to do that. I could also listen to his truth that was difficult for me to hear by giving myself the compassion I needed in the space of one breath.
Thanks again for your wonderful gift.
- 6 month NVC in-depth programme participant
My name is Nati Beltrán. I am a Nonviolent Communication consultant, facilitator and coach.
Bright Communication provides simple and powerful communication and collaboration tools that support organisations and individuals align with and live out their values.
Better communication for a better world.