Training Details

European Intensive Course NonViolent Communication (NVC)


All Levels


General NVC


In Person




Romain, Louise
Spencer, Godfrey
Larsson, Liv
Gaschler, Frank
Kauschat, Irmtraud

Date and Time

Fri, Aug 3, 2018 to Sun, Aug 12, 2018 — 16:30 to 14:00 — Central European Time (UTC+1)


Peace Factory

Montolieu 11170


This European Intensive Course (EIC) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience.” It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers. The purpose of this EIC is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Nonviolent Communication in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness.

Irmtraud is a trainer, medical doctor and private consultant. Irmtraud has given NVC training in many cities and countries, including more recently Kenya and Iceland. She integrates NVC in her daily work with patients and offers long-term courses in NVC-based mediation and coaching as well as in social change. Irmtraud also has expertise in healing early childhood and preverbal/precognitive trauma which often triggers reactions, which then prevent us from staying grounded in the living energy of connection and compassion.

She is a board member of CNVC, a founding member and chairperson of her local circle in Darmstadt as well as of the German-speaking network, D-A-CH, and served as a member of GCC (NVC Global Community Circle) and coordinator of the EAC (English-Speaking NVC European African Circle). You can reach Irmtraud at Please also see the website: Gewaltfrei Darmstadt (DE)
Irmtraud will leave earlier (on August 9th after the morning session at 10.15 due to being a trainer on the IIT in Kenya)

Godfrey has developed a passion for self-empathy as a springboard to empathy for others and the development of quality relationships in the service of increased productivity. He started his career as a linguist and laboured under the illusion that communication was all about sequences of semantic fields. A ten-year stint manning the IBM Europe International Effective Communication programme tended to confirm this! He later did two NLP masters, one in the US and the other in France. Still hungry for something more, he was advised by one of his university students to meet Marshall Rosenberg. The meeting changed his life. For the first time, he experienced the power of compassion, both for himself and for others.

He trains, mediates and coaches in English and French, basing his whole approach on NVC. His clients range from couples to individual professionals, from major international institutions, such as the European Commission, to large banks, from local corporations to government institutions. His website is at Girasol

Liv Larsson is a Certified Trainer with CNVC since 2002. She has worked as a coach and workshop leader since 1992 in leadership, conflict resolution etc. Liv has written 20 books on the theme of NVC translated to different languages.The titles include Anger Guilt and Shame - Reclaiming Power and Choice, A Helping Hand- Mediation with Nonviolent Communication and Cracking the NVC Code.
One of her contracts as a mediator is for Swedish FSC - Forest Stewardess Council - mediating between the indigenous group of Sweden - the Same - and the biggest forest companies in Sweden as well as the biggest mining company in Sweden. Liv lives in the north of Sweden and works in Europe as well as the rest of the world. Her passions are cross-country skiing, hiking, yoga, nature, her son, writing and connecting with people.

Louise is a personal, professional, and organisational development trainer and consultant. She established her freelance business in her early 20’s, working as a human resources consultant within client business organisations. Since discovering NVC in 2005, she has served as an assistant in many IITs with Marshall Rosenberg, is a co-founding member of NVC Education Europe, and is an active member of other circles in the NVC network, including Education in France and Africa, most recently in Congo and Rwanda. She offers courses and private sessions to individuals seeking to learn and live the needs consciousness NVC supports. Louise combines her understanding of business dynamics and marketing with healing and transformation work to support individuals wanting to make their dreams a reality. Louise originally trained as a physiotherapist and is an art founder. Visit her website at Peace Factory

Frank enjoys the vitality, the unconditional love, the playfulness, the honesty and the abundance associated with living NVC. He is a NVC trainee in his daily life in his family where he can witness the growing of all the seeds his wife Gundi, his two daughters and he are spreading. Frank’s passion is to share these experiences with other parents and contribute to families.

As an NVC trainer he offers his work to parents, kindergartens and schools. Gundi and Frank have developed the Giraffentraum programme which introduces NVC to kindergartens and schools. This programme runs now in countries all over the world. In addition, he has experience of NVC family camps in Germany, Austria and the USA.
His preference at the moment is to combine Nonviolent Communication with energy healing work of physical and emotional traumas.
In humility and gratitude he experiences these miracles. Join him!
His website:

We anticipate that you have some basic English.
Some parts of the course might be offered in other languages but only if the requests are coming from “enough” people in the group.
Request: please talk to us and ask questions (in English, French, German,...!) about how many people with your native language are enrolled.

Wir empfehlen, dass Sie einige Grundkenntnisse in Englisch haben.
Einige Teile des Kurses könnte in anderen Sprachen angeboten werden, aber nur, wenn die Anfragen von genügend Personen in der Gruppe kommen.
Unsere Bitte: Sprechen Sie uns an und stellen Sie Fragen (in Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch,...!) darüber, wie viele Menschen mit Ihrer Muttersprache angemeldet sind.

Anticipamos que usted tiene algunas Inglés básico.
Algunas partes del curso se puede ofrecer en otros idiomas, pero sólo si las solicitudes son procedentes de "suficiente" de personas en el grupo.
Petición: por favor hable con nosotros y hacer preguntas (en Inglés, francés, alemán,...!) acerca de cómo muchas personas con su lengua materna están inscritos.

Nous prévoyons que vous avez quelques notions d'anglais.
Certaines parties du stage pourraient être proposées dans d'autres langues, mais seulement si les demandes sont en provenance d’"assez" de personnes du groupe.
Demande : voulez-vous bien nous parler et poser des questions (en anglais, français, allemand,...!) sur le nombre de personnes de votre langue maternelle qui sont inscrits ?

Pričakujemo da obvladate osnove angleškega jezika. Nekateri deli treninga bodo na voljo tudi v drugih jezikih, vendar le, če bo dovolj udeležencev, ki govorijo ta jezik in ki imajo težave z angleškim jezikom. Prosimo, da nas kontaktirate (v katerem koli jeziku) in preverite , koliko ljudi z vašim materinim jezikom je vpisanih.

Who is it for

For those who have a high level of motivation and a desire to integrate the living energy of NVC into all aspects of life, this is the course for you!

Suitable and designed for for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.


  • What is an EIC like?
  • Unpredictable
  • Informal
  • Challenging and supportive
  • Watch and listen to video testimonials from last year's event at

Registration Investment

€ 1 485
The fee includes the intensive course and evening meal on the first evening and lunches during the retreat and is payable by bank transfer. The fee does NOT include travel, breakfast, evening meals other than the first evening, or accommodation (

What to Bring

Ah, now there's a great question which stops me in my tracks...
A sense of humour?
A notebook and pen?
A sense of adventure?
Some clean clothes (it is after all an intensive course lasting for 9 days)
Favorite CDs and DVDs to share in the evening?
Musical instruments if you play?
A little cash should you decide to stroll to the café in the village one evening?
All ideas welcome...!

Registration, payment and deposit info.

Please contact Louise Romain by email :


Flier and application details

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
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