IIT 2020



AUGUST 21-30, 2020


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This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication "immersion experience". It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC certified trainers. The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Nonviolent Communication in a community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness. Seminar languages: English and German (most of the offers will be translated).



I am a CNVC certified trainer and a Mediator, originally from Israel, now based in Amsterdam. I met NVC in 2001 I was a dancer and a choreographer. In 2008, while learning it deeper and deeper, I decided to stop all my artistic activities in order to have my time and energy fully be dedicated to teaching/living NVC. I teach regularly workshops as well as year long courses nationally and internationally in the Netherlands, France, Israel/Palestine, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Ireland, and more.
My focus lies on the Embodiment of NVC. NVC for me is ‘taking my Meditation cushion into real life’. My whole being is focused on my relation to people, my teaching navigates in the subtle delicacy of figuring out ‘what’s going on between and within people’ moment by moment. I see my skills being in ‘The Art of Dialogue’, ‘Intimate Relationships’, ‘Connecting with Children’, ‘Radical Honesty’ and ‘Radical Empathy’.
In 2016 I have co-founded the Democratic NVC school in Amsterdam - ‘L.I.F.E’ (Learning In Free Environment)’ - for children at the age of 4 until 16 years old.
My TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGfqyhleUA

More about me: www.connecting2life.net


My name is Farrah Baut-Carlier. I am Belgian of Indian origin and I work and live in Luxembourg, with my husband and our three children. I am a professional translator (fluent in French and English, haven’t practiced German for a long time ☺, and understand some Spanish and Dutch). Coming from two very different backgrounds, I am passionate about diversity and cultures and see NVC as the common denominator for peace between all human beings.
I took my first NVC workshop in 1999, and met Marshall Rosenberg in Switzerland in 2003. I then served as his interpreter on several IITs when Marshall came to Switzerland and Belgium until 2008. I have also translated numerous NVC books into French. I became a CNVC certified trainer in 2009 and joined the Francophone assessors team, A-Certif (www.cnv-certification.com ) in 2011. I am dedicated to making NVC trainings accessible to distant communities around the world, including - or especially - in areas where there are no local trainers (Africa, the French Pacific, West Indies, …).
After having worked for 20 years in a European banking institution, I resigned in 2016 to devote most of my time exploring and sharing NVC. I have offered workshops in various settings (organizations, institutions, mixed audiences). In my workshops, I love to explore and practice NVC in such fields as beliefs, the law of attraction, addictions, relationship to food, money, and the use of power. I was also trained in IFS (internal family systems) with Dick Schwartz, who has deeply influenced my approach to self-empathy, healing, and mediation.

Here’s my website: www.giraffarrah.eu


I am an international trainer of Nonviolent Communication, a Somatic Coach, Aikido instructor, and master goldsmith. My recent book, "Becoming What You Need" and the work that I've developed and present called Somatic Consensus, offer a unique mind/body approach for embodying the art NVC. I lead workshops locally and around the world to a diverse audience of people seeking to connect with the wisdom of the body, deepen their relationships, and find their voices in this rapidly changing world. Woven into my programs are the time-honored lessons of mastery and conflict resolution distilled from the peaceful art of Aikido. I share practices that include the  less-emphasized nonverbal realm in which the majority of communication occurs. NVC as a somatic practice synchronizes language, emotion, and action to support a meaningful life that is deeply felt.
My wife, Judith, and I raised our two sons, within an intentional community that we co-founded with 8 other families where consensus and NVC have been practiced since 1990. All of our work - in particular our present organization, Liminal Somatics is dedicated to reclaiming the gifts of community, deepening our connection to one another and stewarding the earth for the sake of securing a more nurturing world for generations to come.


I was a kid in the Turkey of late 1970s and early 1980s, where political polarization was increasing day by day and terror attacks were becoming a daily reality. This political situation led to a military coup. Witnessing and being directly exposed to all this, I tried my best to find an active way to work for peace. Beginning from 1986, I participated actively in the system change movement. What I realized after many years was a disappointment: I had been complaining about violence but my actions themselves were creating some kind of violence against myself as well as against others.
Getting aware of this, I focused on literature and wrote a short story book which was published. I worked as a journalist and then as a PR expert to earn my life. Besides, I explored Yoga, meditation, body therapies and family constellation. I attended more than 1500 hrs of yoga teacher training courses including Yoga Therapy.
In 2013 while I was trying to understand what "ahimsa" is, I came across Vivet Alevi’s (that time the only NVC trainer in Turkey) yearly training programme. Since 2013, I am on my NVC pathway which gives me the opportunity to find a balance between self development and social change. In 2016, I quit my corparate job to dedicate my time to contributing the formation of a NVC community in Turkey. I have been sharing NVC via exercise groups and trainings since then. I am a member of the Nonviolent Communication Turkey Association since 2015 and I was certified by CNVC in 2018.
I feel very alive when I can serve to adults who work with kids (especially in vulnerable areas). I am very passionate about reconciliation of collective traumas. I am one of the dreamers and co-founders of a NVC radio programme and also one of the dreamers and co-founders of a NVC publishing house.


I am a CNVC certified trainer and assessor in the certification process of the CNVC. My current passion revolves around the 4 life themes: To be welcome - without having to do anything for it, to have a space for which I can also stand up, to be held in trust instead of having to control and be alive instead of fulfilling others' life dreams.
My passion is to experiment with NVC outside the box, far away from the boundaries of words and language. Therefore I like to concentrate on intuition, empathic presence and body language.
My social change project "Giraffe Dream" aims at introducing and spreading NVC in kindergartens and primary schools. This program has become the biggest social change project in this field.
I live with Gundi, my wife, near Munich, Germany.

Visit me on www.freiekommunikation.de



When I got to know Nonviolent Communication, I was fascinated by this unknown world. There were so many exciting things to discover. I especially liked the practice groups. There I experienced a kind of connection that I didn't know before. I was also impressed by many people I met: Isolde and Klaus and many others.
And when Gudrun took me to an IIT for the first time to help her with the organization, it was like an adventure for me. The community, so many people from different countries, the community meetings, the campfires, just wonderful. Now I'm the organizer and I can't wait for it to start.


The conference house is located in the beautiful countryside of Bavaria, quietly situated on the outskirts of Reimlingen, a tranquil place on the edge of the Ries crater.

Tagungshaus Reimlingen
Schlossstraße 2
D-86756 Reimlingen
Phone: (0049)(0)9081/29071-0
Telefax: (0049)(0)9081/29071-290




The nearest major international airport is Munich Airport, 3 hours by train from the venue. The nearest train station is in Nördlingen and is 4 km away from the venue in Reimlingen. The venue picks up participants from Nördlingen railway station on request. Participants are requested to wait with their travel booking until they have received confirmation of their registration.

Distance by train to Nördlingen:
Munich Airport: 3 hours
Memmingen Allgäu Airport: 3,5 h
Nuremberg Airport: 2 hours
Stuttgart Airport: 2 hours 30 Minutes
Frankfurt Airport: 4 hours


The complete IIT costs consist of the tuition fee and the costs for accommodation including full board. The tuition fee will be paid to the CNVC, the accommodation costs will be paid directly to the venue.

The standart tuition fee for the IIT is:
(Room and board not included)
Payable to CNVC in US Dollar or Euro

Full tuition

On applications with full payments received one month before IIT start or later.

$ 2.340 USD

Tuition discount
(3 months before IIT)

On applications with payments in full received and accepted between 3 and 6 months in advance of IIT (21 May 2020).

$ 2.106 USD

Early Bird discount
(6 months before IIT)

On applications with payments in full received and accepted 6 or more months in advance of IIT (21 Feb. 2020).

$ 1.989 USD

Certification candidate or previous IIT participant

On applications by participants who are registered CNVC certification candidates or who have attended an IIT before.

$ 1.989 USD

Note: The deadline for applications for tuition reduction is 21 May 2020 (3 months before the start of the IIT).

Note: Discounts are not combined. Participants can use either the "Early Bird" discount OR the certification candidate/previous IIT participant discount.

Accomodation and full board for 9 days

Payable in Euro directly to the venue (until 07 Aug. 2020)

Single room (with private bathroom)

€ 945,00 / Person

Double room (with private bathroom)

€ 810,00 / Person

Room with 3 or 4 beds (with private bathroom)

€ 729,00 / Person

All rooms are with shower and WC. Prices include accomodation and full board. The venue offers vegetarian and meat dishes. Offers for vegans are possible. Please note your choice on the registration form.


Registration is open now. For more Infos klick here


Please contact the IIT department at
phone: +1 505-244-4041 (English only) or email at: iit@cnvc.org

or contact the organizer in Germany:
Björn Guldin
email: IIT2020Germany@t-online.de
phone: +49 / 89 / 1433 0398

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