Images by Maud Vidal-Naquet
1-4 May 2019
On the beautiful Saronic Island of Aegina, we will be looking at the fundamentals of compassion and what being compassionate means to us in our relationships with ourselves and others.
Communicate to Create is a 4 day introductory course in Compassionate Communication and artistic expression, on the beautiful Saronic Island of Aegina. Together we will explore our inner and outer dialogues and uncover the language and communication habits we have acquired and would like to change.
Using the language of compassion (methods used are an interpretation of nonviolent communication), we will learn how to observe a situation and differentiate between thoughts and analysis, to listen from the heart and to express our underlying feelings and needs in order to find harmony and ease when looking for realistic solutions with our families, partners and friends. We will infuse elements of meditation, movement, role-playing and artistic expression in order to release ourselves from self judgment and to connect with the underlying needs that we wish to fulfill in our lives.
"Ktima Papabuggy's" is a small pistachio and olive grove situated on the edge of Aegina Town, and less than 10 minutes walk from the beach. Here we have 1 acre of land with a hand-built space dedicated to workshops at the center.
9:00 Meditation for presence and self connection
9:30 Sharing circle and talking about today’s program
10:00 – 12:00 Learning and practicing the use of NVC with role-plays, games and personal writing
12 – 13:30 Self Expression, either through art, writing, movement, or discussions
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 19:00 Free Time
19:00 – 20:00 Open sharing space: We will choose a connecting and expressive activity
to do together each evening – this time is also open for participants to take on the role as facilitator if they would like to share an activity with the rest of the group. Either way we will have many surprise activities to choose from.
"Emma created a space where everyone felt loved and accepted. It has been a heart opening experience where transformation can occur"
The Aeginitiko Archontiko is a a very stylish neoclassical traditional hotel painted in brick red and only 5 minutes walk from the workshop space and the seafront. This special hotel of only 9 gorgeously decorated bedrooms offers a friendly and beautiful place to stay with a generous and varied breakfast served each morning.
There are limited spaces available here and reservation need to be made in advance
Prices start at €64 pp for 4 nights.
Bookings need to be made directly with the hotel, please make an inquiry for how to do so.
There are a variety of options for accommodation for those who are after something else, please do contact me and I would be more than happy to assist you
A full and delicious Mediterranean
lunch is lovingly prepared each day, by my partner and chef Markos.
Price €240 Per person
Up to 10 participants
Seminar full price (price includes lunch for 4 days) €240
Early bird (before 15/03/19) €200
Greek Resident – €190 (1 space available at this price)
Aegina Resident – €175 (1 space available at this price)
Full seminar price includes:
5 hours per day of workshop activities
Mediterranean style home cooked lunch
A free “Taste of Aegina” tour by local chef and culinary tour guide Markos Papageorgiou
Trip to the valley of “Elionas Ancient Olive Grove” €5-7 per person by taxi or car hire
Dinner at Tavern by the sea €12-15 pp
3 x evening meals - €2-12 eu pp
Ferry from Piraeus to Aegina - €18 return
Bus transfer from the airport to Pireaus Habor €12 return
Accommodation €64 - 90 (shared) or €160 (single) for 4 nights pp
100% of your contributions through attendance will go towards my further training and sharing of NVC with the wider community.
This course is being offered at a low rate for the purpose of fundraising and making the basics of NVC accessible to people of lower economic capacity. If you feel called to contribute more than the asked price, your contribution will go towards giving a discounted rate to local people and towards my further training. Future courses are subject to a higher fee.