Jan van Koert

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A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Open trainings, Judges and Prosecutors, mediators, healthcare, schoolteams,
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
I celebrate the number of particpants growing, the interest in NVC growing and my participation in this proces. I celebrate my grwoing skills, expertise, growing empathy possibililities and all the wondeful connections whioch fill my heart with joy. All feeding my passion to go on.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
A woman who shoputed in the middle of a traing, putting the book I wrote about NVC into the air:"I have never read a book so violent as this one. Expressing my feelings at that moment, giving myelf empathy and connecting with the woman after that was a clear sample for the other participants how to handle awkward situations and proved for myself that emapthy always works out
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
By emphazising on empathy. by stressing that connection with needs connects to the Divine living energy which beauty I have experienced so many times in situations difficult to me.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
In 2009 I was three times in Kenya to train bigger numbers of people and help them diminish domestic violence against women and children. I worked om three different locations, Rusinga, Mfangano and Mbita and stertaed in july a training for people who want to be able to carry NVC forward by themselves. It is a three year training, set up in cooperation with the Suba Distrcht Childrens Officer. He is responsablke for 50.000 vulnarable children. Besides that I developed a plan to start training Military people in Sierra Leone in 2010
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
Martin van de Meulen an I started a Duch trainer circle which comprise now about 30 people who train NVC one way or another. The cricle meets on a bimonthly basis and has chosen Sociocracy for descisionmaking
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
In general the evaluationms are as such that they confirm my goals adn the way I try to reacht them in the trainings. Now and Then there are request for more bodywork which i try to implement, although it is not rerally my thing. A growing edge. I introduces singing of spiritual based songs and mantra's
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
To work even more with couples whic have rea;tionshiop problems and I envisage to do a medationtraining on NVC base with John Kinyon.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
The most meaningful experience was the refreshment of creativity. Ther are so many pathways I did not expore myself up to now and colleques show me those paths.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I am happy with our community, the variety of human beings active in spreading NVC in their own way and inspiring me to keep on growing. NVC is for me a never ending improvement.

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