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Compassionate Communication Professional Development

Hosted by Irma Jager
1pm - 5pm
Online via Zoom
No. Hours
$100 NZD
Oct 28 + Nov 25 2023
About the Course

Brain Gym NZ is excited to be sharing the great work of Nonviolent Communication Trainer, Irma Jager. We will be hosting 2 x 4 hour training sessions on October 28th and November 25th. The cost is $100 NZD for the two sessions ($50 per session). One family member is also welcome to join at no extra cost.

The training sessions will be specifically designed for our Brain Gym group and contain both theory and practical workings via breakout rooms. We will be covering topics such as:

  • NVC - both a model and a spiritual awareness

  • Four steps: Observation, Feelings, Needs, Requests

  • Four ways of listening

  • Language that disconnects

  • Empathic Listening

  • Faux Feelings (victim feelings)


The two weeks between the first session and the second session will allow time for reflection, questions and diving deeper.

To book, please contact Alexandra Partington via

Your Instructor

Irma Jager
Nonviolent Communication Trainer and Primal Health Coach

I first became aware of Nonviolent Communication in 2004 and have actively developed this new language through attending workshops, and taking part in and leading practice groups. I have been facilitating NVC courses in the Nelson/Tasman area for the last few years and worked as a Communication Consultant in the business environment.

I became a certified CNVC trainer in 2021. There is a growing movement of NVC aficionados in New Zealand and a national website supports the visibility. In May 2023, I took on a role with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, to support their worldwide Intensive International Trainings. These 9-day trainings offer a very rich and meaningful experience to many.

I get the opportunity to role-model authentic communication in a range of volunteer positions in community groups (e.g. as part of the Luminate Trust Management Team, Volunteer Fire Fighter, and local Food Co-op) as well as during my communal living with seven households in the Motueka Valley.

In my role as a health coach, I  experience the magic of truly listening and giving empathy to people as opposed to giving advice and wanting to ‘fix’ someone’s problem.

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