Extraordinary Relationships

6 Month Intensive NVC Programme

June to November 2017


This intensive, life changing programme provides you an immersion in NVC at the same time developing measurable improvements in the  relationships that matter most to you. We offer a unique approach to learning combining training, live application of the learning and continuous support throughout the programme and beyond.

Through the programme you will gain significant insights into a selection of important relationships in your life. Maybe these will be your children, life partner, family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours – the choice will be entirely yours. Throughout the 6 months you will set yourself goals and notice clear progress in transforming your relationships according to your values.

You will learn about:

  1. Yourself – your triggers; your emotional signals and what they mean; how to change your reactions; asking for what you need; staying connected to yourself even in difficult moments.
  2. People who matter most to you – what their needs are; what they really mean and want from you, contributing to their enjoyment of life; supporting them in moments of crisis.
  3. Communication ‘Dance’ – creating a deeper quality of connection and mutual understanding, resolving difference and conflicts in ways that are good for all, giving high impact feedback; maintaining dialogue at all times.

The programme is built around Nonviolent Communication and you will learn the approach in a way that will enable you to apply it in all aspects of your life. The programme counts as 12 days towards Certification.

Who you are

This programme is for you if you are either wanting to learn NVC or wish for more fulfilling relationships at home or at work. Or both. You also wish to work with a group of like minded and hearted people.

Programme Structure

There are several, interrelated elements to the learning approach:

Induction meeting – you will meet one of the trainers and be invited to identify 3 relationships in your life where you would like to make progress. These will form the foundation for your learning and also give you a chance to track your progress day by day.

Three face to face workshops in Bucharest of 3 days each to give you insights, raise your awareness, build community with trainers and participants and provide opportunities to rehearse situations and conversations:

  • June 9 – 11, 2017  Workshop 1 – Your Inner World
  • Sep 15 – 17, 2017  Workshop 2 – The World of Those Around You
  • Nov 24 – 26, 2017  Workshop 3 – Dance of Communication

Between workshops you will be supported through:

  • structured self managed learning through assignments you will design for yourself
  • weekly (minimum) empathy calls with an empathy buddy
  • additional materials sent to your email address
  • every 3 weeks a support group (online) hosted by one of the trainers.

The total number of study hours will be in the region of 120 hours.

Language of the programme is ENGLISH.


SMART Support Hub, Str. Blanduzei 1, (Rosetti area) Bucharest MAP


Ian Peatey

Ian was born in UK and has lived in Eastern Europe since 1994 – in Poland and in Romania. In 2001 he came across Nonviolent Communication and immediately experienced its transformative approach to life, self and relationships. He has been a internationally Certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2008 and, together with Monica Reu (his wife), runs Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication.

Monica Reu

Monica was born and lives in Bucharest and is founder of the Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication. She is a Certified Trainer and has been working with NVC since 2004. She is very active and well known in the parenting and education fields running workshops and conferences across the country and with regular media appearances on TV, radio and national magazines.

Octavian Istrate

Octavian was born in Iasi and has been learning NVC since 2010. His interest right now is to help people improve their communication skills using NVC. He is a actively involved in both learning and spreading NVC, holding introductory sessions in NVC in Iasi and facilitates two practice groups. He is a passionate cyclist and founder of  On’Off DJ School (described as “the most popular DJ School in Romania”) where he trained about 100 people to become disk jockeys.

Silvia Pavalache

Silvia has been learning NVC since 2009. She has a vision to bring connection in each relationship, either with herself or with others. In 2016 she began offering one on one sessions, introductory courses and developed an NVC programme for women. She has supported Monica on several trainings including for business and is currently following the Certification process with CNVC in the USA. She is an active member of the Romanian Asscociation.


The price we ask for this programme is €975. 

We want our programme to be accessible to all and at the same time make sure the trainers are able to sustain this work. We also recognise we all have different levels of income and spending so are creating a scholarship fund where 10% of what we receive is allocated to this fund. We will also be seeking donations from sponsors.

If this amount of money is more than you can afford then please contact us to discuss and we are confident we will find a solution together. As part of your first call we can, if you wish, discuss payment options.

Any amounts you pay above our asking price will be allocated to the scholarship fund which we will use to enable those on low incomes to participate.




To confirm your place, please pay a deposit of €75. The remaining €900 is payable by 9 June 2017. You can pay either by Bank Transfer or PayPal.

1) Bank Transfer:

Asociatia Pentru Comunicare Non-Violenta
Cod fiscal: 23665402
IBAN: RO23RZBR0000060010185464, Raiffeisen Bank Baba Novac

2) PayPal