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Discovery Retreat in New York

with acclaimed NVC Trainer Thom Bond

Discovery Retreat in New York
Discovery Retreat in New York

Time & Location

Date and time is TBD

Location is TBD

About the event

A Comprehensive Introduction to Nonviolent Communication and Needs-awareness

The Discovery Retreat is an opportunity for anyone who has some familiarity with NVC and wants a comprehensive introductory training on a professional level. The retreat takes us from the very beginning concepts to a deeper understanding of the purpose, meaning and implications NVC has in our lives and in the world. We will practice responding and communicating consciously based on our awareness and connection to needs.

Participants are offered a deeper understanding and experience of this new generation of communication skills. During the training we will establish a clear idea of what NVC is and what it is not. Through exercises, demonstrations, role-plays and more, participants will have first-hand experience practicing skills to bring into their daily lives.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Completing this training fulfills the pre-requisites to attend the Empathy Intensive Training, Monthly Alumni Teleworkshops, Empathy Cafes and Empathy Circles.

Facilitated by special guest Thom Bond, Founder of NYCNVC and author of The Compassion Book, and Sage Knight, NVC Trainer

Topics Include

  • The relationship of feelings and judgments to needs
  • Recognizing and transforming habitual thinking
  • Distinguishing evaluations from observations
  • Empathic listening
  • Making effective requests
  • Hearing no & saying no with compassion
  • Navigating difficult conversations


  • Spend more time in connection with others (& yourself)
  • Experience less painful and shorter conflicts
  • Move from conflict to mutual strategies
  • Have more awareness of your needs, wants and desires
  • Have your needs more readily expressed and understood
  • Increase congruence between your values and actions
  • Translate judgments into dialogues & requests
  • Increase harmony and understanding among others
  • Stay more centered, open, and effective in conflicts

Please stay posted for dates, retreat center location and registration details.

Questions? Contact Sage here.

*** This event is in the planning stages. Right now we are looking at mid-September at a beautiful retreat center in New York (see image above). 

I will post updates here as we firm up the details. If you are interested, you can RSVP here. An RSVP will not guarantee a spot, but it will let us know you'd like to know more. 

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