Mind the Gap

connecting across gender – for couples

8th June, 2019


The aim of this workshop is to contribute to greater understanding and appreciation of the opposite sex  in the context of intimate relationships. This day is specifically designed for couples where one partner is male and the other female.

We recognise that gender is a complex topic and failure to understand the opposite sex or worse, to marginalise the other, has an impact in intimate relationships. Our overall aim is to contribute to more gender balance in the world.

You will learn about:

  1. Yourself – How your gender shapes how you are in your relationship.  The expectations you have of yourself because of your gender. How you can contribute in a more meaningful way to your relationship.
  2. Your partner – What your partner needs from you in your relationship. Some of the things that influence them in life because of their gender. Why they sometimes behave in ways that seem mysterious to you.


The programme is built around dialogue and listening from the perspective of needs.

Who you are

This programme is for couples who want to better understand each other.

We are planning further workshops which would be suitable for those not in a relationship or who wish to come without their partner.

What to Expect

The workshop will be 10:00 to 15:00 with two short breaks. We will provide light refreshments and snacks during the day. Please aim to arrive at 09:30 so we can start on time.

We will spend the workshop discussing and listening to each other in a safe and structured process using an adapted form of the fishbowl technique. You will work in gender groups and witness the other gender discussing topics of interest to you.

Language of the programme is ENGLISH.


Lumea lui MomoStr, Ipotești nr. 23, Sector 4 (zona 11 iunie/Mitropolie) 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 an internationally Certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2008 and, together with Monica Reu (his wife), runs Romanian Association for Nonviolent Communication.

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 is an active member of the Romanian Asscociation for NVC and is a trainer on our core 6 month programme, ‘Extraordinary Relationships‘.


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 ask that you select a price (per couple) based on your financial resources as follows:

  • Low Income:  300 lei
  • Middle Income: 425 lei
  • High Income: 575 lei

Please pay by transfer to:

Asociatia de Training in Comunicare Nonviolenta
Cod fiscal: 38513798
IBAN: RO 06 INGB 0000 9999 0759 0859, ING Bank

If you would like to pay in a different way then please contact me.




To confirm your place, please pay within 5 days of registering.

Bank Transfer:

Asociatia de Training in Comunicare Nonviolenta
Cod fiscal: 38513798
IBAN: RO 06 INGB 0000 9999 0759 0859, ING Bank