NVC - Beginners

Choose from different formats!

Would you like more than just knowledge about what is meant by NVC and how it works?

Would you like to know what NVC can do for you and whether it is something for you?

Would you like to be able to apply NVC in simple everyday situations and be more aware of what is alive in you and around you right now?

Areas of competence that you acquire at this level:

  • Taking time, especially in pressure situations
  • Being and remaining attentive and appreciative with the other person
  • to remain true to oneself in the process
What you bring:

Openness and willingness to discover new things, as well as patience and ease with oneself.

No further prerequisites or prior knowledge necessary.

What is the time frame for this stage?

The NVC Beginners Seminar lasts 2 days, from 9 am to 5 pm, bookable at the weekend or during the week.

Find the right format and date in the lists below and register right away.

GFK Beginners Seminar Dates

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GRP beginners, online at your own pace

00 Anytime

  • When: Anytime
  • Format: Online, at your own pace
  • Language: German

The GFK beginners seminar as a pure online course, which you can work through on your own, at your own pace, jump back and be in exchange with us to intensify and deepen your learning.

CHF 630.00


GRP Beginners 2/3 Dec. 2023GE23.12.1

2023 / 12 / 02.-03.

  • When: Weekend
  • Format: Presence & Hybrid
  • Language: Swiss German/German
CHF 650.00


GRP Beginners 14-15 Nov. 2023GE23.11.1

2023 / 11 / 14.-15.

  • When: During the week
  • Format: Presence & Hybrid
  • Language: Swiss German/German
CHF 650.00


NVC-Beginners 14/15 Oct. 23 [English]GE23.10.1 [English]

2023 / 10 / 14.-15.

  • When: Weekend
  • Format: Presence & Hybrid
  • Language: English
CHF 650.00


NVC-Beginners 12/13 Sept. 2023GE23.09.1

2023 / 09 / 12.-13.

  • When: During the week
  • Format: Presence & Hybrid
  • Language: Swiss German/German
CHF 650.00


More dates are being added all the time.

The format variants

Depending on the life situation, learning preference and learning style, a different form of seminar is more appropriate. We offer the same core content, prepared according to the form, with the same goals and acquireable competences in these forms:

Presence and/or Hybrid Seminars

The classic seminar form: people meet in the seminar rooms at Fokus Empathie in Langnau am Albis and do the seminar together.

Live seminars in the virtual classroom

Why travel when you can do it online? People meet via Zoom in a virtual classroom.

Online course at your own pace

Decide for yourself the pace, the duration, what to learn, when and how deeply. Go back and look at it again.

Details about this seminar

Basic training in non-violent communication according to Marshall B. Rosenberg

We are all in conflict situations with our counterparts or ourselves again and again. The way we deal with it has its effects: A high energy expenditure with friction losses, frustration, powerlessness, more separation than connection.

How conflict situations arise, what role we play in them, what it costs us and how we can break through it are absolutely relevant aspects to see the value of NVC in our lives.

Nonviolent communication (NVC) enables us to remain appreciative of ourselves and our counterparts in conflict situations. This enables us to establish a connection that solves conflicts sustainably and genuinely for all those involved. With this seminar, the foundations are created to be able to master conflicts consciously and successfully, as you learn to translate attacks, accusations and blames into what they actually are: Unfulfilled needs. In the process, we will make non-violent communication tangible and experiential, a good prerequisite for implementation in everyday life. You will emerge from conflicts with a new quality of strengthened connection and mutual trust.

At the same time, your newly acquired skills form the basis for further, transformative seminars. These enable you to successfully apply Nonviolent Communication even in more complex and challenging situations without thinking about it. The competences and their target level of acquisition of the NVC Beginners Seminar are listed in this document: Competences of the NVC-Beginners Seminar.


We focus on the constructive way of being with each other: how can I myself stay in touch with the other person in a genuine and at the same time appreciative way? To do this, we will work with your real-life situations and gently approach what Nonviolent Communication is all about: bringing the basic attitude towards human interaction onto a mutually appreciative platform beyond the mechanics of communication. In this way, we will help you to better engage with situations, to take time for yourself and what moves you. With your needs recognised in this way, you will find new, different ways out of the conflict. We support you in your experience and ensure a pace that makes it joyful for you to absorb and process this new behaviour.

The core competences are to get involved in the present and to recognise the needs of oneself and the other person.

Procedure and methodology

Information blocks and teaching talks introduce exercises in which you are supported by the trainers. Reflection and debriefing deepen the experience. We work process-oriented with various media and methods to make the experience varied, joyful and easy. We place great emphasis on the 20-minute rule.


You have read or heard something about NVC, perhaps attended an information evening and felt that you want more? Wonderful, that's all you need for this beginners' seminar.

Seminar location

The seminar takes place physically in the seminar rooms of Fokus Empathie at Wolfgrabenstrasse 1a, 8135 Langnau am Albis.

Meals (main meals) are at the expense of the participants and are not included in the seminar price. Food can be brought along (kitchen and available) or restaurants or shops can be found in Langnau.

Any overnight accommodation will be organised by the participants themselves and will be at their own expense. We do not insist in any way on overnight accommodation being provided on site.

The seminar price includes the course fees, coffee, tea, water and brain food in the seminar room. All materials, course documentation and additional access to further materials and online course parts. The seminar price is fixed and cannot be modified.

Small print

Number of participants

For presence, hybrid and virtual seminars: As a rule, seminars are held with a minimum of 4 participants (NVC beginners with a minimum of one participant).

Usually between 4 and 20 participants.


Please register via the page of the corresponding seminar.

The registration is considered definitive.


As soon as the minimum number of participants has been reached, at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the seminar, you will receive further details on the implementation.

You have various payment options when registering: Credit card, PayPal, TWINT, bank transfer. If you choose bank transfer, you will receive the account information in the order confirmation.

Upon confirmation of the execution, you will receive an invoice for payment or, if advance payment has already been made, for information/accounting purposes.

Please settle the amount before the seminar starts.

Payment by instalments on request.


Should you withdraw from the registration, the following provisions apply:

Up to 60 days before the start of the seminar, we charge CHF 50 for processing.

From 59 to 14 days before the start of the seminar, we charge 50% of the seminar costs. Less than 14 days before the start of the seminar, we charge the full seminar costs. The same applies to cancellations during the seminar.

If you bring a substitute participant in your place, any costs will be waived. Cancellations will only be considered and confirmed in writing.

If you have made reservations at the seminar venues, please note their cancellation policy.

Check the possibility of travel cancellation insurance / cancellation insurance for further training, which may cover your seminar costs.

Catch up

If you are unable to attend a seminar day or a seminar block at short notice and unforeseen due to force majeure, you can make up the missed part without incurring any costs.

Cancellation / postponement of the event

If there are less than 4 registrations 14 days before the start of the seminar, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the seminar. If the new dates do not suit you, we will refund all previous fees in full. Such a cancellation or postponement will not result in any cost reduction.


Participants are fully responsible for their own physical and mental health before, during and after the seminar.

Likewise, we do not accept any liability for objects or other types of claims.


After the seminar you will receive a personal certificate of attendance.


NVC seminars are creditable as training, both for - certification as a trainer for Nonviolent Communication with the Center of Nonviolent Communication (CNVC.org).