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General Infos about the NVC Global Festival

What is NVC? 

Nonviolent communication (NVC) is an approach and a way of living that aims to bring any human being closer to himself and to others around him/her. Through offering a set of tools for listening to our deepest needs and feelings, NVC gives us an opportunity to have effective communication with people around us, and helps us solve conflicts and fights in a compassionate and connecting way. In addition, NVC can be used for designing life-supporting communities and systems, in government, business, schools, and more. Above all, it serves as a compass for creating a life that aligns with our deepest values, moment to moment. NVC was founded and developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, an American psychologist, and has been widely spread all over the world.



Where is the festival located?

The Global NVC Festival JAPAN is located online, accessible from your wifi connection anywhere worldwide.

We highly recommend that you take advantage of this to participate while moving, sitting or reclining, fully comfortable and physically nourished, not forgetting that you have a body!

You will receive a Login password after purchasing your ticket and when the festival starts you can use it to enter the platform! You will get all needed information to your email.



What language will the sessions be in?

The main language of the festival is Japanese. All sessions facilitated by international teachers will be in English with Japanese translation.  We might add sessions in other languages and translation upon request and participants' needs. 


I dont know anything about NVC, can I still join?  Can I join the festival if I have no prior NVC experience?

Of course! One of the festival's goals is to introduce NVC to new people. There are planned introduction sessions especially for this in our schedule. 

Are there workshops for experienced students/practitioners?

Yes, the various trainers will offer both intro and advanced sessions. 


Technical requirements

How will I access the festival? 

A week before the festival and after registering, you will get an email to your email box, with a username and password, that will enable you to enter the festival once it has started. CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER / PROMOTION FOLDER if you can't see it. Please contact us if you didn't receive it yet.

Can I use my smartphone to participate in the festival?

Yes, AND, we can't promise it's going to be fun. Make sure your internet connection is good enough to work with live video conferencing. We highly recommend to use a device with a bigger screen if you have at hand, such as a tablet or a computer. If you have questions here please write us. Your festival experience is very important for us.

Do I need a Facebook account to access festival content?


Will the recorded materials be available online after the training?

All recorded materials will be available for at least 4 months after the festival ends. Some materials will be available for life, depending on the teachers specific needs and requests.

Courses / Curriculum / Formats

What is the community mourning and celebration space?

This is a space for harvesting the experiences of the community in the past  24 hours.

To share your pain and joy, be heard and witnessed, celebrated and supported, in the hearts of the entire community.

In celebration and mourning we practice sharing from the heart, sharing feelings and needs met and unmet rather than blaming and judging the experience.


What is the Giraffe Cafe space?

It is an online platform for participants to give and receive empathy, when they need it, and when they have the space and capacity to give it. 

Details and opening hours will be announced at the top page of Giraffe Cafe. 

Finances / Payment / Volunteer


Do you offer scholarships?

Yes. You are welcome to apply here for a discounted/voucher ticket, in case your local economy is not compatible with our pricing range, your personal situation does not enable you to pay the ticket price, or if, in your country, it is not possible for you to hold a credit card or to own any online payment account.



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