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Lead Your Life Foundation course (Integration of NVC and IFS)

By Ruud Baanders

AUDIENCE: intermediate

Saturday, Jan 13, 2024 9:00 AM —
Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 5:30 PM
United Kingdom
Recurring event
Timezone: Europe/London

Lead Your Life Foundation  course
 2 -day online course with Ruud Baanders
January 13th + 27th, 2024 (9:00-17:30 UK time)
This IFS/NVC course is unique because it is only open to participants with an NVC training and/or NVC experience. You will be working with like-minded fellow participants in a shared NVC consciousness that will foster a safe and compassionate learning and practice space.​

This 2-day Foundation module has very interactive structure to maximise individual explorations. It will cover:

  • Fundamentals of parts work, theory and practice
  • Connecting with Parts; the types, roles, their development and interactions
  • Self; Self-leadership, qualities of Self, unlblending from parts, being in Self
  • Practical process for finding and connecting with your parts, anytime
  • Supporting others in finding and connecting with their parts
  • Developing your own parts map, a dynamic map of inner relationships
  • NVC Self empathy: OFNR in your own inner system
  • NVC Expressing yourself honestly: speaking for parts
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Homework between the two days
  • Lots of Q&A

We will be working in plenary sessions, in pairs and in small groups. We will be using various learning methods, including guided meditations and exercises that make good use of all the Zoom video conferencing options. 
In the two weeks between the two workshop days you will benefit from taking some time for reflection, exploration, deepening on your own and/or in diads/small groups. 

Practice sessions 
There will be a complimentary 1.5 hour practice session after day one and after day two of the course.

Practice group
There is a monthly, complimentary, online practice available to join after the course. We have in both English and in Italian an active practice group with about 100 participants.

Follow-up workshops available 

I have been running this course now for three years in Italian and English and it has been received by all participants as being very inspiring, very practically applicable and very transformational in their life's.

A few examples of received feedback:

"I so appreciate you integrating these two bodies of knowledge, it is a total game changer for me. I completely now see what you were saying about how 1+1=3 with this, I have been integrating NVC for two years now and the combination of IFS with NVC is HUGE potent for me. You have literally changed my life."

"I am still "landing" after the amazing group experience. The handouts are very helpful. It's apparent, to me, that lots of thought, knowledge and experience combined to simplify concepts that can be complex."

"Thank you  condensing so clearly the essence of the IFS work, with easy language, images and examples and the marrying with NVC ! What great breakout exercises and well chosen group. For me it’s an internal transformation  in the last few weeks which have been the result of your coaching and this intense process."





Three workshop are available for booking to those that have participated in the Lead Your Life Foundation course



  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Family and Interpersonal Relationships
  • General NVC
  • Spirituality and Inner Work
"We are compassionate with ourselves when we are able to embrace all parts of ourselves and recognize the needs and values expressed by each part.” Marshall Rosenberg