Non Violent Communication introduction



Wednesday 9th of May 19.00 – 20.30 |  Amsterdam

Non Violent Communication or Connecting Communication offers a constructive pathway to personal and social transformation


Very powerful, very professional, very profound!

Margretintroduction + workshops

What is NVC?

Non violent communication is a successful communication and transformation method based on universal human needs. This method empowers you to relate to yourself and the world around you in an authentic and compassionate way.

Why is NVC so effective?

Non Violent Communication is based on the work of the American psychologist Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. He developed a simple and profound communication method which brings clarity and connection in human interaction. The main question is: what really matters to you and to me at this moment? And how can we use our true needs as a startingpoint in our conversation, our relationship? NVC invites us to listen and speak with our ears and heart wide open.

What this introduction brings you

  • Insight in human needs in (challenging) work and private situations 
  • The basic steps of the simple yet profound NVC model
  • Explanation of the core of conflicts with your partner, friends, collegues and family
  • Inspiration how to deal with conflicts though a powerful way of listening
  • A taste of the basic course non violent communication » more info 8 week course starting 16th of May

For whom

If you want to experience the essence of non violent communication you are very welcome to have a taste. Also when you are curious if the basic course is something for you. We (Loes of Verbindwerk with Knowmads) are organising courses in NVC and the next one starts on May 16th.  We are especially focused on groups or individuals who are putting their heart and hands out to contribute to the world around them. Change makers, social entrepreneurs,  health care workers, dokters, eco warriors, peace builders, coaches, therapists, consultants, teachers you name it. Everybody who is engaged in making a positive impact on this planet. The basic course attracts Knowmads students and people from outside Knowmads. It has shown to be a very rich and meaningful mixture.

Main language will be English, there will be Dutch translations available. Connect with me via if you feel any doubt about the language.


Loes of gives coaching and courses based on non violent communication since 5 years. She worked with all kind of settings, groups and organisations (personal assistents, consultants, civil cervants, vets, vegan activists, health care professionals, mentally vulnerable individuals, couples, teachers). She creates an optimal learning enviroment of trust, humanness, safety, playfulness and depth.  ‘I have a passion to plant seeds of consciousness, I fully trust that it creates beautiful flowers for individuals, families, collectives, organisations and the earth.’


Marciano San A Jong is a former Knowmads student and worked 10 years in catering industrie (‘my biggest teacher’). He gives sustainability workshops for high school students and is passionate about personal growth and specially nvc. He is deepening his awareness by assisting Loes in nvc courses. His presence creates a sphere of relaxation, warmth, compassion and joy.

Arthur van der Lee

Loes, I enjoy the fun that you radiate as facilitator! I see that you don’t teach NVC as some kind of trick, but as a rich inner exploration. Your playful nature, clear view and unique approch is touching and disarming.

Arthur van der LeeWorkshops

Practical info

  • Wednesday evening 9th of May
  • Time 19.00 – 20.30 | Walk in 18.45 (I appreciate it when you on come around 18.45 for an easy smooth start)
  • Location Knowmads » Check out this amazing school for changemakers
  • Adress Ferdinand Huyckstraat 62 Amsterdam
  • Amount of participants 5 – 12
  • Price €15
  • Information or call 06 18 40 39 72
  • Application is finished after you ordered the ticket on the bottum of this event page. Go to ‘ 1 in winkelmand’
  • If you can’t order your ticket for pratical reasons you can make a bank transfer to IBAN NL 98 RABO 0117546577 in name of L.Berkhout. Write as subject ‘NVC intro 9-5-2018 and your full name’.  Please also send me your full details via email (name, adress, telephone number) and the date of your payment.
  • Generation terms and additions are applicable.

Adelya Zakirova

I’m now able to transform and speak about my anger in a way that other people can understand and feel. I have a better overview of my needs and feel a better connection with myself.

Adelya ZakirovaBasic course for Changemakers
Wieger de Vries

Loes showed me, by using examples from my life, that NVC can totally transform the way conversations are going. They become easy going and constructive. It’s so valuable that I dare to say this work, for me, is life changing!

Wieger de Vries4 days course for vegan activists