‘Mediator’ is a name of a profession and also a crucial life and social skill I wish all human beings on the plant to acquire.
This course is designed for you who want to learn mediation both as a ‘life skill’ and/or aim to have it as a profession.
Due to Covid-19, we will be waiting until October with letting you know whether we can hold this workshop face to face or if we will do it online.
We recommend you do book your place (Based on last years experiences, this course is likely to get fully booked around September-October).
Let us know if you can join: face to face / online / both.
‘Mediation' is a fundamental social skill.
If you happen to spend time with children, friends, colleagues, or having time in group meetings and family gatherings- you surely have some Mediation skills already…
‘Conflict’ is not necessarily 2 (or more) people shout at each other. So often there are little misunderstanding, tensions, unspoken frustrations and challenges in cooperation between people- on small, medium and large scales.
‘Mediation in daily life’ is coming from the assumption that- The structure of 2 is not enough.
When 2 people are stimulated, they are less available to Empathize with each other (see the beauty in one another). Mediator is simply a third party who is not stimulated and have the skills to help re-create connection, cooperation and creativity to meet everyone’s needs.
I would wish Mediation to be a basic life skill that is taught in schools from the age of 3… I dream of a world where all human beings have mediation skills, to support understanding, cooperation and connection, also when conflicts, misunderstandings or difference in opinions arise.
We will learn the Intentions, Art and Craft of Mediation:
❀ How to enjoy conflicts, and how to stay centered when conflict become ‘hot’? What really is the role of a Mediator and what the Mediator is really ‘responsibility’ for? → How to make Mediation into a fun meaningful moment rather than as a stressed/pressure job.
❀ Mediation structure: Pre-Mediation, Mediation, Post Mediation
❀ ‘The 5 movement of passing a message’- The basic rhythm of a Mediation.
❀ Skills in ‘interruption that brings connection’
❀ Deepening Empathic skills (Empathy being the bread & Butter of a Mediation).
❀ How to lead toward sustainable agreements?
❀ How to go beyond ‘NO’ (how to continue when 1 or both of the parties in conflict does not agree to a suggestion)
❀ “Instead of going to court, shall we go deep?”- Whenever the conflict seem to get stuck, how to go one layer deeper, until connection and cooperation rise up naturally.
❀ How to be impartial?
❀ Self-connection and self-expression as a mediator
❀ How to go beyond concepts of fairness? How to free a dialogue from demands and encourage free choice?
❀ Inner mediation (Mediating a conflict between different voices within one person)
❀ How to facilitate a healing dialogue
❀ Group Mediation
❀ And more…
This course will:
This course will give you skills, tools, experience, clarity and competence to lead professional Mediations as well as initiate day to day Mediations in many life situations.
Required amount of Experience:
This course is open for you if you did a minimum of 100 hours of NVC trainings.
Asterweg 20G3 – 1031 HN Amsterdam
Except in January:
Weesperzijde 79a – 1091 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Time: Saturdays 10:00-18:30, Sundays 10:00-18:00
16-17 January 2021 (Sunday 09:30-17:30)
13-14 February 2021
20-21 March 2021
17-18 April 2021
22-23 May 2021
19-20 June 2021
Choice between 1400-2800€
→ 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.
→ 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 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.
The main spoken language in the course will be English. Small group work can be held in English or in other languages (if your exercise partner speaks your language). Translation is always available if at any moment one wishes to express oneself in own language.
At the end of each meeting, you will receive by email a summary of the learning in last session. Other handouts will be provided, depending on the learning theme.
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 €200 (When making the transfer please mention your full name and the course name to help us easily identify you).
Account name: connecting2life
→ 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.