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The Gifts of Compassionate Communication (NVC Foundation)

Compassionate Communication can help you Dissolve Conflict, Create Connection, Transform Relationships and become the Best Version of Yourself

By: Filippa Araki


Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 9:00 AM —
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 5:00 PM
Currumbin Ecovillage, Currumbin Valley, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Are you:

  • experiencing recurring conflicts?
  • wanting to deal with conflict more effectively?
  • regularly experiencing situations of being attacked, disrespected, judged, misunderstood?
  • struggling to manage your reactivity in key relationships?
  • feeling powerless or “less than” in relationship with others?
  • longing to feel more empowered and creatively in charge of your life and its direction?
  • frustrated by the obstacles and things not working out the way you want?

Then this 2-day Foundational Training "The Gifts of Compassionate Communication" could be for you.

This 2-day training in Compassionate Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication or NVC) will be a foundational training for those new to this model as well as a brush-up for those who have some experience of it. The workshop is interactive, fun and a very safe space in which you will be gently guided and supported to work on key interactions in important relationships in your life, in an empowering way.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Resolve Conflicts Peacefully
  • Cultivate More Meaningful Connections With Others
  • Respond Instead of React
  • Develop Your Self-Awareness
  • Transform Your Inner Critic
  • Have Stronger Boundaries
  • Avoid Burnout
  • Create More Balance
  • Gain Clarity Around What Matters to You
  • Deepen Your Empathy Skills
  • Support Others to Your Capacity
  • Be More of Your Authentic Self with Others
  • Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat of Your Life
  • Creatively Direct Your Life Energy With Discernment

What you'll explore:

  • how to be fully present with people
  • deep listening skills
  • being clear about what you want in any interaction
  • how to lean into conflict & tension in a safe supportive way
  • why communication can turn so readily into conflict
  • how to unlearn old ingrained habits of communicating
  • ways to regulate your nervous system
  • 4 steps for transforming judgements into connection
  • how to be more honest
  • skilful ways to deal with conflict
  • how to have stronger boundaries
  • emotional literacy
  • empathy skills
  • self compassion
  • how to be true to yourself
  • ways to nurture relationships
  • how to get more of what you want in life through making clear requests
  • what to do when it's all going pear-shaped
  • how to grow a state of gratitude and appreciation

What you'll receive:

  • Skilful Facilitation from Certified and Experienced NVC Trainer
  • Support from Highly Experienced Support Trainers
  • Comprehensive Reference Materials
  • Small Group Guided Practice
  • 50% Discount Online Course: "Effective Communication in 4 Simple Steps"
  • 50% Discount Online Course: "Transform Your Inner Critic into Your Best Friend"

What qualifies Filippa to run this course?

  • Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication (
  • Practising and Learning Nonviolent Communication for over 10 years
  • Over 30 years extensive facilitation, teaching and coaching experience
  • Experienced in a wide variety of teaching environments
  • Extensive multi-cultural experience
  • Lots of lived experience
  • Trauma informed
  • Training in Mental Health First Aid
  • Dedicated to cultivating kindness in the world

Filippa has been an educator in the communications field for over 30 years and has been sharing her love of Compassionate Communication for the past ten years through workshops, courses and coaching. She is a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication ( She is also an Advanced Practitioner and Certified Master Facilitator with the Core Gift Institute ( and has studied and practised a wide variety of body-based therapeutic approaches including:

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with Professor Paul Gilbert
  • Focusing
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Dr Dan Siegel's work
  • Dr Brené Brown's work (Vulnerability and Shame)
  • Dr Gabor Maté's work (Compassionate Inquiry)
  • Dr Joe Dispenza
  • Robert Fritz (Structural Dynamics, The Path of Least Resistance)
  • Tribal Leadership

Learn more about Filippa at

Visit Filippa's YouTube channel


  • Business
  • Children
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling & Coaching
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Facilitation
  • General
  • Health & Healing
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Mind-Body-Spirit
  • Parenting & Family
  • Social Change
Learning to communicate effectively, clearly and with kindness is powerfully transformative. Change the way you show up in your relationships and community and help others to do the same.