(Taiwan) Embracing the Body [Feb. 29-Mar. 1, 2020]

A Kinesthetic Practice of NVC

The body speaks to us through physical sensations. Often, we miss what it’s telling us because we are “in our heads,” have found some physical sensations (and feelings) uncomfortable and even overwhelming and so do our best to disregard or avoid them, or we have experienced trauma in our life that leads us to “exit” (disassociate) partially or completely when experiencing a trigger.

Yet just as connecting to our feelings and needs offer tremendous insight, self-connection, and greater choice, by missing the “language of the body,” we lose vital information about what’s going on in our world and how we want to navigate and respond to it.

More, when learning something new, we can learn just on a cognitive and conceptual level; but to truly make our learning “second nature” involves “learning” (and integrating) through our felt sense. Most people still remember and know how to ride a bicycle, even if they learned when they were five years old. It is this kind of learning, through the body, that gives a high level of ease, fluency, and “muscle memory” when practicing NVC.

In this 2-day exploration, we will take a kinesthetic and somatic-based approach to learning and living Nonviolent Communication, deepening our skills in self-empathy (self-management) and empathizing with others.


Dates: Saturday, 29 February – Sunday, 1 March 2020

Times: 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:30 (both days)

TrainerDian Killian, Ph.D.

Host: Xia Tian International Ltd.

Location: No. 378, Jilin Rd., Zhongshan Dist., 104, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.) – Catholic Dominican Mission Center

Fees in Taiwan:

  • NTD $12,800 (early bird – by 31 January)
  • NTD $14,800 (standard – after 31 January)

Fees outside of Taiwan:

  • RMB 3,000¥ or USD $427 (early bird)
  • RMB 3,450¥ or USD $487 (standard)

Registration and Questions Tammy Lai WhatsApp (+886 932 255 991)

What You Will Learn:

Join us to learn through games, role play, and exercises, how to:

  • Develop fluency in identifying your own feelings and needs and those of others.
  • Deepen your own self-connection, discernment, and insight.
  • Skillfully manage your reactions and have more choice, even when triggered
  • Respond more effectively to “trauma” responses.
  • Benefit from new research in neuroscience, working with different parts of the brain.
  • More easily empathize with others through visual queues and somatic awareness.
  • Make empathic responses your “go-to” default and second-nature.
  • Share empathy and NVC skills with others in a way that will accelerate their learning.


  • This course is in English and Mandarin.
  • Limited space available — 40 participants only.
  • Tuition does not include accommodation or meals.

Who will this Workshop Interest?

This program will interest people who are:

  • New to NVC and wanting to deepen their learning and practice.
  • Experienced NVC practitioners who want to more easily and effectively practice themselves and share NVC effectively with others.
  • Those who value kinesthetic learning, somatic-awareness, and desire more self-connection and awareness in life!

Join us in “embracing the body,” a life-changing way to relate more empathically–and with more aliveness in the moment… to yourself, others, and whatever life brings.

About the Trainer:

Dian Killian, Ph.D., is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, Certified Life coach (graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program) and author of two well-loved books about Nonviolent Communication.

Dian Killian, Ph.D.
Dian Killian, Ph.D.

Dian has worked with small nonprofits to large NGOs and Fortune 100 companies, including the UN Development Program and Merck, Inc., Johnson and Johnson, and others for 15 years. Read a research report about her NVC work at Merck, see her client list, and download free business materials at her website.

The only Certified Trainer currently based in New York City, she also is a professional musician and is known for her lively, engaging, and connecting trainings that integrate storytelling, interactive exercises, humor, and fun.

Related Events:

In addition to this training, Dian is leading these events in Taiwan: