The Healing Power of Mourning

A day workshop in 'Nonviolent Communication (NVC)'

The Healing Power of Mourning

Transforming your pain after loss and change

Sunday 30 August, 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With CNVC trainer: Yoram Mosenzon

With Mirjam Schulpen and Cara Crisler

Sunday 30 August 2020 11:00 – 17:00, Amsterdam (exact location will be announced soon)

More about Cara and Mirjam



Most of us know loss, sadness, grief and yet very few of us have ever learned how to mourn. We learn to put our pain to the side and continue on with life. As if everything is “normal” when it is all but that. We hide our tears for ourselves and others. We do not learn that unpleasant emotions and pain have a very important role in our lives.

In this workshop you are welcome as you are . . . with everything that lives in you. A few practices and themes that we will address:

Discover the wisdom and meaning of emotional pain and how emotions can serve as a helpful compass for daily life
How to create the support that really helps when you mourn, in times of great and small sorrow
The difference between pain and suffering
How celebrating and mourning are interconnected
How to use NVC to deal with your loss or change in your life
How you can support others with little or big mourning

This workshop is for you if you enjoy learning and practicing together in a small, interactive and safe group with two experienced trainers. Next to our personal experience with mourning, our years supporting others to be with and benefit from their emotions gives us great satisfaction and pleasure. We look forward to giving you inspiration and practical tools that you can apply every day.

There are no requirements for prior NVC training.

The trainers:

The training will be given by Cara Crisler and Mirjam Schulpen who have been passionately giving the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Connecting With Children courses for the past several years. If you would like to know more about the trainers, please visit: Cara and Mirjam.


to be determined (a live gathering in Amsterdam, with 1.5 meter distancing)


Sunday 30 August 2020 11:00 – 17:00


A choice between €100 – €175

→  The choice of fees depends on your income and free will. The idea behind a sliding scale is that we all have a different current financial situations, and we like to be flexible so that your financial contribution fits your financial situation as well as your personal wish to support us.

❤ 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 keeps 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.

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.