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The Transformational Power of Self-Expression

  • Gain invaluable insights into your responses to life
  • Learn the principles of Nonviolent Communication
  • Discover what drives your choices 
  • Experience the transformational power of self-expression
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Wednesdays, November 13-December 18, 2024 (six sessions)
5:00-7:00PM Pacific (California) Time • What time is it in your location?
Online via Zoom


This will be a journey of honest self-expression.

Throughout this beginner’s course in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), expect to delve into the very essence of your humanity, using the transformational power of self-expression as a way to meet the world with your authentic self.

As you progress through each session, you'll gain a foundational knowledge of Nonviolent Communication, invaluable insights into our human responses to life, and practical skills to help you create connection. 

Expect to look inwards and learn about the universal human needs that sit behind every choice you make.

Are you ready to…? 

☑️ Identify what really matters to you, and find the words to express it
☑️ Shift the dynamics of your relationships into connection
☑️ Move away from obligation and towards choice
☑️ Give up demands and embrace requests
☑️ Swap obedience for genuine willingness
☑️ Initiate growth from conflict
☑️ Feel empowered
☑️ Generate connection out of difficult conversations
☑️ Change the way you interact with yourself and others
☑️ Nurture understanding of the emotions that arise during any conversation
☑️ Experience the inner freedom that comes with learning to express yourself 

So in short, are you ready to transform the way you see the world? 

Who could this help?

  • Parents looking for a way out of the daily - or hourly?! - battle of wills 
  • Partners wishing for more connection in their relationship
  • People with a tendency to be critical of themselves and others
  • Those who struggle to say yes! 
  • Those who struggle to say no!
  • People who have a sense of stuckness, but are not sure what they need to do to get unstuck
  • Anyone looking for a refresher to boost their NVC practice

What’s covered 

In this 6-session course, Liu Yi will: 

  • Help you develop inner clarity about what’s important to you
  • Teach you how to express yourself with honesty
  • Explain the 4-step communication model of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Demonstrate how NVC can be used to create connection
  • Explore how NVC can transform your thinking about yourself and others
  • Help you understand the motivations behind your requests
  • Teach you how to hold the needs of all involved in a conversation

This course offers a deep dive into how the practice of Nonviolent Communication can help you express your authentic self.

What you can expect

This will be an exploration into the practice of Nonviolent Communication designed to help you understand the principles of this transformative communication style and then use them to express your true self. 

It will include:

✔️ Key concepts and skills presented by Liu Yi
✔️ Experiential learning: content and practice are balanced to aid understanding, integration, and build confidence 
✔️ Practice: participants will work individually, in pairs and in small groups to further explore the topics being taught and practice their new skills


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This course is part of our Beginner’s Pathway

Learning Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can be an incredibly rewarding experience with the potential to fundamentally transform your understanding of yourself and others, and your relationships. But if you are new to the concept of Nonviolent Communication, you might be wondering where to start your learning journey.

Here at the NVC Academy we run a number of Live Courses every year. This particular course is part of our Beginner’s Pathway — courses for those who are new or relatively new to the practice of Nonviolent Communication. It is for those with little/no experience of NVC, or those who lack confidence in their practice of it.

While courses on our Beginner’s Pathway are designed for newcomers, seasoned NVC enthusiasts are very welcome to attend. Most long-time NVC enthusiasts enjoy the opportunity to get refreshers of some of the building blocks of Nonviolent Communication to reinvigorate and deepen their practice.


Not sure if it’s for you?

We want you to feel good about your learning decisions with the NVC Academy. 

You can join the first session of this course completely free — so you can try it out before you make your decision whether or not to register for the full course. 

  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
  • Translated captions available in 30+ languages

Registration Fee:
Early Bird 20% discount: $370 until October 23 ($462 after)
NVC Library members*: $296 until October 23 ($370 after)

Payment Plan:
Make 4 payments of $95 if registered by October 23*

*NVC Library members get 20% off their registration fee - enter code NVCL at time of checkout.


When you register, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your course.
Note that course recordings display images of active speakers only, and are made available to all registrants.

About Liu Yi
Liu Yi

CNVC Certified Trainer from China

Liu Yi is a Certified Trainer, Assessor-in-Training with CNVC,and Mandarin translator of Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life. She is the Founder of NVC Chinese Netand a Transformation and Biography Coach.

Based in China with a global mind (20+ years of intercultural experience in Europe, Asia and West Africa) and 15+ years professional experience in people development and communication, Liu Yi works as an entrepreneur, facilitator, trainer, and coach with the vision to catalyze paradigm shift with practical approaches at levels of individuals, communities and system. 

Her practices and approaches are enriched by both Eastern...


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