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Time to tune in

Treat yourself to the essence of NVC

August 14–18, 2024

Training facilitators: Marianne Göthlin, Corrylaura Van Bladel and Towe Widstrand – certified trainers with the Center for Nonviolent Communication


Nonviolent Communication practice for everyday living

​This event was initiated from several requests from our contacts, asking for a training in Sweden. We are enthusiastic to have found the timing and place to make this happen. We wish for some meaningful days of diving into NVC in “lightness and depth”.  We invite you to practice NVC and to enjoy these days tailored to our group and participants' needs.


For whom

Maybe you know NVC well and yet find it difficult to apply with people close to you, with authorities, when there is tension, conflict or just quietness? Maybe you have experienced that more words do not mean more connection?

This is an opportunity for you who want to sharpen your skills to contribute to understanding and mutual conversations.

We welcome both you who are fairly new to NVC and you who are looking for in-depth training. As we are three trainers we can adapt to different needs and levels of learning and we all learn from each other. These days count if you are in the CNVC certification process.


What we will focus on

We would like to offer a variety of opportunities to learn about and practice the essence of NVC and its applications. Take our time to tune in to core needs and how to make them alive in our relationships.


Some of what we envision to dive into:
- self-care
- expressing honesty
- listening skills

to practice using these three as possibilities for connection.


This can mean practicing

  • to go beyond self-criticism and identify core needs

  • mourning mistakes - and celebrate when things are going your way

  • developing inner self-care in language

  • transforming anger and enemy images

  • finding motivation and strength to be honest

  • listening with empathy - giving space to be in the moment

  • handle your own reactivity when listening

  • develop your personal NVC vocabulary, your “street giraffe”

  • listening when there are complaints, resistance, or silence

We plan to offer training on a shared topic in the mornings. After lunch, there will be options for training in smaller groups, on different topics, and also for recreation, hanging out in the garden, going for a forest walk or swimming.

We will eat all meals together, all vegan, vegetarian and with no alcoholic drinks. We can also have some evening activities depending on inner and outer weather.

So we encourage you to imagine yourself being with us during these summer days, enriching yourself by combining days of learning and recreation in a warm and supportive community.

Father Chris Rajendram

As a unique quality input, we have invited our trainer colleague Father Chris Rajendram from Sri Lanka to be with us these days. He will offer some meditations and be available for some private sessions. His presence is now confirmed!

Corrylaura Van Bladel
From an early age I have been intrigued and touched by the way people (not) communicate with themselves and others. Every day I notice how difficult many people find it to say what they want to say and not take things they hear personally. This is exactly what I want to support and inspire. So that people can live their authentic selves and can and dare to have exciting conversations, beyond the differences. To be fair, in my life it was / is no different, and I am still learning every day. That is exactly what I stand for as a trainer: being human among people and learning together by sharing experience and wisdom.


Towe Widstrand

Towe Widstrand, BA, has worked as a training consultant since the mid-1980s. After studying with Marshall  Rosenberg, she has shared NVC in various ways over the decades, Towe has conducted NVC-trainings in more than 20 countries, working in a wide variety of settings, including public organisations, private companies, public groups and with individuals. She wishes for others to realise how the insights of NVC bring relief and personal power. Towe serves as assessor for CNVCs´ certification process loves to share her experiences around how to share NVC with others. She loves contributing to clarity and safety in her groups.

Marianne Göthlin

Marianne Göthlin is sharing NVC internationally, collaborating with trainers in different countries.  She has a background as a teacher and a life-long engagement in education. “I treasure the practice NVC offers to sharpen awareness and communication.  I love the subtle power of empathic presence where there is a space for everyone to be and where mutuality can grow. Sharing NVC with people of all ages are ways for me to connect with hope, purposeful contribution, and strength of community.”

Practical information

Easy English (in small groups we can adjust to present languages)

Training fee: 675€  (VAT 21% excl)

Cost for Lodging and food: (paid at reception upon arrival)

Single room with private bathroom: SEK 6 350
Single room with shared bathroom: SEK 5 950
Bed in a double room with private bathroom: SEK 5 550
Bed in a double room with shared bathroom: SEK 5 150
Bed in triple room with private bathroom: SEK 4 750
Bed in triple room with shared bathroom: SEK 4 350
Sleeping alcove with shared bathroom: SEK 4 150

Email your preferred choice of accomodation to Nele Mestdagh at and she will make your reservation. There is a possibility to stay for one extra night. Please contact Nele Mestdagh for more information.

Price includes: Meal package (breakfast, lunch, fika and dinner), accommodation for 4 nights, bed linen/towels and room cleaning.


Praatkracht, latest June 13th 2024  Time to tune in – Treat yourself to the essence of NVC - Praatkracht

From the moment we have enough registrations, the latest on the 13th of June, we will let you know so you can organize your travels.

Cancellation terms

If cancelled up to 1 month before the start of the training, no fee will be charged.
In case of cancellation between 1 month and 14 days before the start of the training, 50% of the course fee will be charged (unless a paying participant can take your place). In case of cancellation up to 14 days prior to the start of the training, or in case of non-attendance on all course days, the full course fee is due.

Information on food and practicalities

  • Mundekulla serves ecological and vegetarian food and offer milk and gluten free options for you who prefer that.

  • All participants should check in/register in the reception and pay for food and lodging upon arrival.

  • It is not allowed to use candles in the rooms.

  • Pets cannot be brought to the facilities, but there is a dog hotel 7 km from Mundekulla.

  • It's good to bring clothes for nature walks.

Travel to Mundekulla

Click here for information on how to get to Mundekulla.


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Dates & Times

​August 14-18, 2024

Check-in starts at 15.00.

Dinner at 18.00.
The retreat begins at 19.30.

The retreat ends at 13.00 on Sunday.


For questions about the program,

please connect with:




Corrylaura Van Bladel

Towe Widstrand

Marianne Göthlin

Father Chris Rajendram

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