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Lead Your Life
Foundation  course

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2 -day online course with Ruud Baanders


5th + 19th


9:00-17:30 UK time

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This IFS/NVC course is unique because it is only open to participants with an NVC training and/or NVC experience. You will be working with like-minded fellow participants in a shared NVC consciousness that will foster a safe and compassionate learning and practice space.

The focus of this course will be on learning the IFS process and applying your NVC awareness and practice to the IFS process. This will enable you to further integrate IFS and NVC in your own life, work or practice and to develop a trauma-informed NVC practice.

This 2-day Foundation module has very interactive structure to maximise individual explorations. It will cover:

  • Fundamentals of IFS, parts work, theory and practice

  • Connecting with Parts; the types, roles, their development and interactions

  • Self; Self-leadership, qualities of Self, unblending from parts, being in Self 

  • Practical process for finding and connecting with your parts, anytime 

  • Supporting others in finding and connecting with their parts

  • Developing your own parts map, a dynamic map of inner relationships

  • NVC Self empathy: OFNR in your own inner system

  • NVC Expressing yourself honestly: speaking for parts

  • Practice, practice, practice

  • Homework between the two days

  • Q&A


We will be working in plenary sessions, in pairs and in small groups. We will be using various learning methods, including guided meditations and exercises that make good use of all the Zoom video conferencing options. 
In the two weeks between the two workshop days you will benefit from taking some time for reflection, exploration, deepening on your own and/or in dyads/small groups. 

​There will be no recordings made of any of the sessions.


Practice sessions 
There will be a complimentary 1.5 hour practice session after day one and after day two of the course.


Practice group
There is a monthly, complimentary, online practice available to join after the course.


Follow-up workshops available 
Three workshop are available for booking to those that have participated in the Lead Your Life Foundation course



  • Your choice to pay between £75 - £150 for two days

  • There are bursary places (contact me​)

  • Payment required upon booking.


A prerequisite for participation is:

  • Having attended a NVC Basic/Foundation workshop or, in consultation with Mahakaruna,  having other NVC experiences  

  • Participating in both entire days 


Maximum number of participants is 12.

"We are compassionate with ourselves when we are able to embrace all parts of ourselves and recognize the needs and values expressed by each part.”

Marshall Rosenberg

What participants say

"I so appreciate you integrating these two bodies of knowledge, it is a total game changer for me. I completely now see what you were saying about how 1+1=3 with this, I have been integrating NVC for two years now and the combination of IFS with NVC is HUGE potent for me. You have literally changed my life."​

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Thank you so much for what you are offering! 

"I am still "landing" after the amazing group experience. The handouts are very helpful. It's apparent, to me, that lots of thought, knowledge and experience combined to simplify concepts that can be complex."​

Your teaching was great. Easy to understand, good explanations, well lead throughout the days, always open for Q&A.

Thank you so much for offering the courses at a reasonable price!

"Thank you  condensing so clearly the essence of the IFS work, with easy language, images and examples and the marrying with NVC ! What great breakout exercises and well chosen group. For me it’s an internal transformation  in the last few weeks which have been the result of your coaching and this intense process."​

Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience! Some of the insight I got through the exercises feels life changing and I'm really excited to learn more.

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