Decoding the Language of the Body [Nov. 21, 2020]

The Golden Key to Self-Empathy

The body has its own wisdom and intelligence, communicating to us clearly through sensations. Often though we do not listen and instead (engaging in a kind of power-over) override or ignore the valuable messages our bodies give us.

Photo by Prasanth Inturi from Pexels

Take the first steps in learning how to listen to and engage the language of the body in this introduction to Somatic-Empathy.


This session is part of the NVC Academy’s 7th Annual NVCfest, an entire weekend (November 20-22) devoted to connection, FUN, and deepening your Nonviolent Communication practice.

  • Engage and immerse yourself in NVC consciousness.
  • Connect and make friends worldwide.
  • Play with NVC to reveal new layers of understanding.
  • Celebrate, harvest, and grow in community.
Photo Credit: Solulan


  • DATES: Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • TIME: 12 pm – 2 pm ET (New York) / 9 am – 11 am PT (Los Angeles)
  • LOCATION: Your computer, tablet, or smartphone from the convenience of your home or office using Zoom.
  • INSTRUCTORDian Killian, Ph.D.
  • QUESTIONS: Email the NVC Academy


The fee covers the entire 3-day event which includes 33 sessions led by certified trainers from around the world:

  • $275 – Supports sustainability for trainers, NVC Academy, and contributes to the scholarship fund
  • $150 – Supports sustainability for trainers, NVC Academy, and sharing NVC
  • $75 – Full Time Student Discount

About the Trainer:

Dian Killian, Ph.D.

Dian Killian, Ph.D., has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2005 and has offered training around the world.  She is a co-author of two well-loved NVC books, Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time (in English and German) and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York.

Based in Brooklyn, Dian teaches regularly at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the 92nd Street Y, the New York Open Center, and the Omega Institute and has worked with diverse organizations including Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Haver Analytics, Americorps, the United Nations Development Program, the Peace Alliance/Department of Peace campaign, New York University, and Cornell University.  She is known for sharing NVC in a clear, down-to-earth, and engaging way with humor and stories.

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