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International Intensive Training
Tanzania 4 - 13 Sep 2021

International Intensive Training in Nonviolent Communication

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What is IIT Tanzania 2021

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. 
— Lilla Watson

The International Intensive Training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was created by its founder, Marshall B. Rosenberg, and a team of trainers with an intention to bring people from around the world to experience the power of a living community that has awareness of its interdependence and its potential to live in dynamic coexistence.

The Tanzania International Intensive Training is a unique opportunity to experience 9 days of living, learning, and practicing Nonviolent Communication principles and skills with a vibrant community of engaged NVC participants from Africa, Asia, and from all over the world. Situated in the breathtaking vicinity of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, you will create new friendships, discover a rich and colorful culture, and enjoy the generous spirit of the people of Tanzania.

An international team of trainers will accompany you on this empowered journey with care, skill, and encouragement. Each day’s rhythm will weave community gatherings with core NVC topics, special topics of interest (parenting, schools, restorative practices etc.), cultivating a spirit of curiosity, clarity, playfulness, and heart. The local Tanzania NVC team will support you in making your stay lively and comfortable.

Seminar Language: English.

Our Shared Purpose

We NVC trainers and team are committed to creating a vibrant learning space where we all engage in NVC practices together. These practices are transformational, they awaken us and revitalize our natural movement of giving and receiving.

As we co-create with you opportunities to grow, learn, and share, we all deepen our ability to then go back into our respective communities to disseminate the seeds of new possibilities and empowerment. We honor each person bringing to the training the vastness of their own cultural and spiritual wisdoms and look forward to learning with you.

About Nonviolent Communication

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing, and right-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
— Rumi

With Nonviolent Communication (NVC) we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day.

NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities.

The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative.

Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination. We can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others’ well being.

NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, health care, social services, police, prison staff and inmates, to governments, schools and social change organizations.

“All that has been integrated into NVC has been known for centuries about consciousness, language, communication skills, and use of power that enable us to maintain a perspective of empathy for ourselves and others, even under trying conditions.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg, Phd

Nonviolent Communication contains nothing new. It is based on historical principles of nonviolence– the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC reminds us what we already instinctively know about how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being.

Join us to be part of a compassionate community learning together:

Pause and be non-reactive when you hear things you disagree with

Listen with curiosity to what really matters in any conversation

Develop a clear way to ask for what is important to you

Express yourself from your heart, with power

Bring peace and clarity to conflicts

Build self empowerment from the inside out

A unique opportunity…

to connect with a vibrant community of engaged NVC participants from Africa, Asia and all over the world in the breath taking vicinity of Mt Kilimanjaro, Ngorogoro Crater, and the Serengetti.

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Registration for the International Intensive Training in NVC Tanzania 2021 is open. Click here to get to to the registration page.