Connecting with Children Course

For parents, Teachers, coaches and whoever spends time with children

Connecting with Children Course

Applying NVC with 'small people'

Friday mornings 09:30-12:30, 17 July - 11 September, online

Course led by Wendel Zwaal

Online course in English: With Wendel Zwaal
Friday mornings 17 July – 11 September (except 21 August), 09:30-12:30 (CET time zone)

More about Wendel:  Wendel 

* The courses will be held online with zoom. Sessions will be recorded and will be available for participants to re-view

→  Next round of courses will start in October

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

NVC is a simple, powerful, practical tool that helps us see clearly what blocks our communication, and what we can do differently to manifest and live our deepest values with children.
NVC shows us a way how to create sustainable connection and cooperation that is based on intrinsic motivation from both sides.

We will focus on the coming skills

How to transform conflict into dialogues with understanding and connection (from both sides)
How to hear and understand what your child is REALLY saying, no matter how he/she expresses it (empathic listening)
How to stand clearly for our boundaries without using threats or punishments
How to move from being a policeman/policewoman, into just being humans together
How to practice self-care while caring for my child(ren)/family

And we will focus on the coming skills:

❀ How to transform anger into connection (from both sides)
❀ Empathic listening- how to hear what your child is saying, no matter how they express it
❀ How to deeply listen to ourselves, to the depth of what is important to us, and how to communicate that in a way that fosters compassion and cooperation
❀ How to stand clearly for our boundaries without using threats or punishments
❀ How to create peaceful dialogues that include and connect us all
❀ And more and more…

The ‘Connecting with Children is similar in content to the Basic course, so it both fits people with no previous experience with NVC as well as for people with experience who would like to deepen their Embodiment and / or longing to focus on using NVC with children.


In an interactive and safe learning environment, we will be invited to work on examples from our own life. We will practice “Nonviolent Communication” through demonstrations, role-playing and exercises in order to integrate the NVC values and language more in our own daily lives.

* The course provides a child-free learning environment to honor many students’ needs for focus, concentration, relaxation and learning.


Friday mornings 17 July – 11 September (except 21 August), 09:30-12:30 (CET time zone)


For this 08 sessions course, the fee is a choice between 175-350€ (choice is depending on your income and free will)

→ Choice is depending on your income and free will. The idea behind ‘scale’ is that we all have a different current financial situation, and we like the flexibility in fitting the price per situation.
→  Invoices are Vrijgesteld (VAT free).

❤ Regarding Money:
We wouldn’t want money to prevent anyone from learning NVC! We see money as a strategy to care for the sustainability of our giving. It’s important for us to have a sense of mutual contribution. ‘Receiving’ supports us in meeting our practical stability (money), as well as supports us emotionally to be in balance and keep our hearts open to more giving. While we stand firmly for our need of mutual contribution, we’re flexible about possible strategies on how to meet this need. Money is our preferred strategy, as it’s easy for us to transfer it to the exact things that contribute to us.That being said, if the amount we ask would prevent you from joining, we can offer the following:
1. If you’re coming from a country where the income/currency is lower than the prices in euros, we’re open to finding a price that makes sense and keep hearts open.
2. If you’re currently having a challenging period financially, you can pay us at a later date when your finances are better. Sometimes people even pay us a few years later.
3. We’re open to brainstorming other ways you can contribute to us, though it’s not always easy to find things that both you would enjoy contributing and that would actually be contributing to us.

Materials provided

At the end of each session, you will receive by email:
– A written summary of the session
– A zoom recording of the session.

There is no required reading before the course. There are many books on NVC available, if you’d like some suggestions on where to start you’re welcome to contact us. You’ll receive a summary handout by email at the end of each session.

To book your place:

To book your place, follow the steps below. If you have any questions please contact us at:

1. Read the Terms & Conditions

(Many of us never read ‘Terms & Conditions’… and, we would recommend you to read this one to be sure we’re together and on the same page).
2. Fill in the form below.
3. Send us the non-refundable prepayment of €70 (When making the transfer please mention your full name and the course name to help us easily identify you).

Account name: connecting2life
IBAN: NL52TRIO0197688594
→ If your bank is outside the European union, please contact us to see if there may be a less expensive way to make your transfer.

Regarding the remainder:  We ask that you pay the remainder of the course fees within a week of finishing the course. We suggest you pay at the end because we like people to know what they’re paying for. We do this because we wish for your payment to be more connected to gratitude rather than to a sense of duty. If you prefer to pay earlier this is also welcome.

‘The regret period’:  If you change your mind within 14 days after sending the prepayment, and before the course has actually begun, we will fully refund your prepayment.