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Foundation Trainings – introduction to Compassionate Communication (NVC)

Compassionate Communication (weekend workshop Oct 9-10 2021)

This 2-day weekend training in Compassionate Communication (NVC) will be a foundational training for those new to this model as well as a brush-up for those who have some experience of it. The workshop is interactive, fun and a very safe space in which you will be gently guided and supported to work on key interactions in important relationships in your life, in an empowering way. 

$325 Early Bird (til Sep 30)
$280 Concession
$185 Repeaters
$600 Pairs Early Bird (couples, bring a friend)

Oct 9-10 2021 (Sat & Sun)

9am - 5pm AEST

Currumbin Ecovillage (southeast Qld)

Intermediate / Advanced NVC Trainings (pre-requisite: Foundation)

Dissolving Enemy Images  - Int NVC      (1-day workshop; Oct 30th 2021)

This is an intermediate training for people who have attended a 2-day foundational training. This 1-day training in Nonviolent Communication will be held at the Old Dairy Hall in Currumbin Ecovillage. It will be a flexible day customised to the needs and requests of the group.

$170 Early Bird (to Oct 15)
$310 Couples / Pairs Early Bird (to Oct 15)
$150 Concession / Ecovillagers


Oct 30th 2021 (Sat)

9am - 5pm AEST

Currumbin Ecovillage (southeast Qld)

Other Events, Trainings & Courses

Self Compassion: Transform Your Inner Critic into Your Best Friend (online)

What you'll learn

  • An improved sense of Self-Worth and Deeper Self-Connection
  • Tools for Healing Past Wounds and Building Emotional Resilience
  • Inner Resources for Enhanced Well-Being
  • Deeper Connections and Healthier Relationships
  • A stronger sense of Direction and Purpose
  • Self-Confidence

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start any time; learn at your own pace

online via ZOOM

Raising Emotionally Intelligent, Resilient and Compassionate Children … with Nonviolent Communication

In virtual (Zoom) conversation with Leena Savolainen (Registered CNVC Candidate, Counsellor, Montessori Early Childhood Specialist and Parenting Coach) and Certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Trainer Filippa Araki. Tuesday evening 14th August 2021.
Including conversations around how I can:

  • raise emotionally intelligent children
  • equip my children to cope with an uncertain world
  • get my child to cooperate without forcing them
  • deal with my child’s big feelings
  • engage with my child’s tantrums
  • cultivate kindness & compassion in my children
  • take care of myself in the process of all this

Tue 14th 2021

7pm- 9pm AEST

online via ZOOM

About Compassionate Communication

Compassionate Communication is a language of connection.

It is a communication model that focuses on universal human needs – the needs that connect us all.

Fundamentally, it’s about me sharing what needs are most alive in me and you sharing what needs are most alive in you.

It’s about translating our thoughts, judgements, analyses, diagnoses, labels and criticisms into honest, heart-based language.

It’s about owning our feelings and clearly expressing what we want.

When we focus on communicating what is in our hearts and what really matters to us, we can more easily transition from “me” to “we”.

Meaningful relationships grow out of authentic and honest communication that is delivered with warmth and kindness.

With Self Compassion as your base and Compassion as your core value, you can learn to communicate with love, even when you have difficult messages to deliver or receive.


Belinda Rennie
– Natural Menopause Help

Belinda Rennie is a qualified Nutritionist and smartDNA practitioner with a Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Applied Science. Her practice, Natural Menopause, is based in the lush hills of Currumbin Valley on the Gold Coast where she lives with her partner and enjoys the comings and goings of her young adult daughters.

the beauty of Filippa’s work is that she creates this amazing, safe and contained and held space, for whatever comes up. In that safe space, she really creates this beautiful, compassionate, caring, and very guiding and direct experience for us. – Belinda Rennie (

Profound Results

“I experienced profound results with Compassionate Communication in my personal relationship and was very fortunate to have Filippa support my partner and I directly with this process. We continue to use it as the base for all of our communication, especially the “tricky” stuff.

I soon realised that on a business level, Compassionate Communication could benefit my whole team and so I asked Filippa to run a weekly series with my staff. I soon noticed a more conscious connection in how we communicated with each other, and there was a level of clarity that we had never had before. Now, when issues arise, we have a clear course of action through using NVC techniques and resolutions can be found naturally and easily.

I believe the practice of conscious, compassionate communication can change our world from the ground up.”

Meghan Kurts-Forrester, CEO,

Powerful for resolving blocks

“I highly recommend this process and have found it very powerful for understanding and resolving blocks in communication. ”

Dr Christina Houen, PhD.
Author and Editor
NSW, Australia

Safe and Supportive

“I was impressed by Filippa’s thorough preparation and expertise as a teacher. Her Compassionate Communication classes provided a very safe and supportive environment. It was both a learning and fun experience, and I’d definitely recommend Filippa’s courses.”

Dr John McAndrew, PhD. UK

Workshop Participants say …

“I am so satisfied with how this course was presented. Filippa has an engaging and nurturing teaching style. … I felt very comfortable, supported and engaged. … I loved everything about the course..”
“Totally satisfied. I felt valued and respected and included. … I liked the way Filippa presented in such a straight-forward, open, relaxed, simple and honest manner.”
“I have learnt a life skill that will totally change the way I communicate with myself and others. Filippa listened to my questions and gave practical, empathic suggestions and skills to help me understand the process and its flow.”
“This training has given me the tools and the path to have a deep and honest internal dialogue with myself. It has enabled me to be gentle with myself and also with every other person I interact with.”
“I felt very comfortable, supported and engaged. Filippa allowed people the space to talk and express what was going on for them. In facilitating the training, she gave the perfect amount of guidance – never pushy – never judgemental, never shaming – just perfect, gentle guidance.”
“Filippa was extremely sensitive to dealing with questions and concerns. Being one of the slower members of the group, I could easily have expected to not have my needs met – but the reverse happened. Without slowing the whole group down, she was able to see everyone’s needs were met – excellent teacher.”
“I would just like to thank you for arriving in my life at a very pivotal point. Your strong message and belief in compassionate communication and its potential as a life changer has really inspired me to think more about what is important in my life as well as to focus more on engaging with my emotional self. I have already seen some positive developments in my relationships with others and I can slowly let go of a cluttered mind, to one of peace and clarity.”
“Filippa has a very warm and caring approach and because she shared her personal experiences freely, this developed a bond with participants that contributed greatly to the effectiveness of the course.”
“Sharing of personal thoughts and feelings is a challenge and not encouraged in everyday life; thus, it is a credit to Filippa’s approach and high standards that this was done in a safe and confidential way.”
“I felt very comfortable and connected. Filippa managed to create a very safe space for us all to share. I am not sure how she created such an intimate space between a group of (mostly) strangers, yet she did! I think what really made the difference is that Filippa embodied the work, spoke openly with her own examples, and was really an example of a goal to reach. It was a course that definitely met my needs and expectations for growth, connection, fun, learning and so much more!”

Really beautifully organised and delivered. Well-timed, calm, clear, inclusive, diversely and originally delivered with great resources in a dynamic way. Fun and engaging. Filippa’s vulnerability, sharing , generosity, flexibility and relaxed style was really enjoyable.

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