Dates: 5 consecutive Saturdays – 13 February – 13 March 2021 (5 Zoom sessions)
09.00 – 11.00 Los Angeles (PST)
12.00 – 14.00 New York (EST)
17.00 – 19.00 London (GMT)
18.00 – 20.00 Paris (CET)
19.00 – 21.00 Jerusalem / Finland (EET) / Istanbul
Our aliveness has been, from the very first moments of our arrival into this life, longing for nourishment in form of love, acceptance, recognition, being seen, appreciation, safety, being welcome, and connection… and yet we kept, again and again and again, experiencing moments of disconnection, alienation, pain, fear, heartbreak, and sadness…
In order to survive, we very quickly learned to keep the most vulnerable and most precious, essential parts of ourselves hidden from this world, somewhere deep and safe, guarded by many levels of protective mechanisms.
Sadly, this way we ended up hovering around, not fully bringing our authentic self into this life but instead keeping it somewhere out there, on outer orbits, while presenting into life only the parts that were more likely to be accepted. Yet, if we don’t bring in our full essence, if we don’t bring in our full heart and wholeness of our creative energy, how can we ever fully enjoy this mystery of aliveness?
On this spiritual journey we will work on fully bringing our very essence into this life, our presence, who and what we truly and fundamentally are, in order to finally start fully experiencing and co-creating this miracle of existence.
It is important to be aware that this is not a skill-acquiring course nor NVC principles exploring workshop.
This 5-session course is actually a spiritual journey of deep self-connection and of arriving fully into this life. Whereas we will not be even attempting to deal with all of the traumatic experiences and scars we still carry, we will be lovingly acknowledging them while implementing our full focus on bringing ourselves into the here and now, with full presence, freedom, ease and joy. We will be meeting once a week for doing a process or two together, yet there will be specific invitations for manifesting it all in between the meetings, this way making it a 5-week continuous journey.
In a very experiential way, we will identify what we are and what we are not, welcome each other and ourselves into this life, explore how we can end our ongoing war with life, bring our existential freedom and agency into aliveness, and learn to enjoy being carried into the unknown by this magnificent river of life. And, of course, throughout the journey and beyond we will be lovingly supporting each other during these landing procedures.
All sessions will be in English.
Robert Maoz Kržišnik, MSc. Psych., CNVC certified trainer
From early teenage years I have been inquiring into the questions of meaning of life, the nature of existence and the ways of meeting each other in our innocence, at the heart level. The journey led me through studying Psychology, working as a psychotherapist for 12 years, and working as a trainer, facilitator for over 32 years, covering areas from spiritual retreats to business trainings.
Within the context of Nonviolent Communication I am most passionate about its spiritual and embodied dimensions and about conflict mediation. Besides NVC, most important explorations on my journey have so far been Soto Zen, Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue, Contact Improvisation…
I have been regularly serving as a trainer on 9-day CNVC International Intensive Trainings, and have facilitated trainings and retreats in over 30 countries in Europe, Mideast, Asia, USA, Australia…
My permanent address is in Slovenia, a small country in Europe which used to be a part of a country that does not exist anymore, but still resides in my heart as the place where I grew up — Yugoslavia. Temporarily I live in Israel, with my life companion and our little miracle boy.
In order to include as many people as possible, we are offering a sliding scale from $50 to $500 for the whole course. While an average contribution of $250 for the course makes it sustainable for Robert and supports him caring for himself, his family and his work, the choice of how much within the sliding scale one wants to contribute, is left to each participant.