Online: Sometimes shit happens… Play with it! (4 sessions)

10 februari - 3 maart 2022, Online

“Don’t do anything that isn’t play!” 

Marshall Rosenberg used to say this often, paraphrasing Joseph Campbell.

Easy to do when life is flowing, but what about when it’s not?

What about when ‘shit happens’ and we find ourselves face-to-face with strong emotional pain, dismay, or uncertainty?

I was invited to do this online training with NVCAcademy, the world’s leading platform for online NVC-education. I will  co-facilitate 4 sessions with my dear colleague Elena Bernasconi. We met in 2014 during our CNVC-assessment and have stayed connected ever since. We share the experience of having had a child with cancer, and, like all of us, have had our share of shit and struggles over the years.

NVC practice offers guideposts that can help us return to Play, even amidst the storm. Play — the connection to that sweet flow of life — is what has allowed us to stay connected to the mystery and sacredness of life.

It has helped us steer through the storm with more grace, and now the would like to share and show you ways that might benefit you.

In these four sessions, you will explore: 

  • How to stay present to your own pain, fears, and doubts
  • How to transform these into life-enriching joy and playfulness
  • How to access this sacred Play in the face of pain and fear

We will practice the art of staying present and returning to presence, the art of mourning, as well as the art of gratitude. You are encouraged to share your own life circumstances. By sharing, you can experience a sense of companionship while also making space for creativity and play to emerge — and find new ways to deal with your own “shit”!

Come play with us!

Please follow this link to NVCAcademy’s website for more practical information and ways to enter the course.