Relating to Connect 
Compassion in Communication

Relating to Connect - Compassion in Communication will support, inspire, encourage and develop empowering connection within you, your intimate partner and significant others in your life.

This program is a Foundation Training in the art of Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (NVC) as developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. 

You'll be introduced you to a simple, powerful and effective process that when properly applied, dissolves conflicts, creates connection and supports the meeting of  needs for everyone involved without compromise.

To register for this program see below.

The Relating to Connect program shows you that by connecting with yourself through your body, you'll more quickly develop fluency and skill at applying NVC:

In intimate relationships, family dynamics and personal friendships: It will give you the tools to deepen intimacy, to work through conflict and create connection. 

In parenting: It will show you how to truly listen to your they can listen to a way that honours both parent and child.

In Leadership: It will give you some powerful keys to offering "power with" leadership to drive collaboration and teamwork.

The focus of the Relating to Connect program is to explore the application of NVC  to your life situation, whether it is with a relationship partner, your child, family member, or a work colleague.

It offers a very exciting opportunity to learn something that is truly effective and has the capacity to transform your relationships. I can say that with all honesty, as that has been my experience. My journey with NVC  has softened my hard edges, taught me how to truly connect with others, how to see the other's point of view, how to deal with day to day communication challenges in my relationships at a very practical level and supported me to stand in my leadership in important moments.

Come and join me at the training!

When and where is Relating to Connect  happening?

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February, 2018 in Hawthorn -  Melbourne, VIC.

Program will start at 10.00am and finish at 5.00pm both days.

This program will be facilitated by me, 

Alistair McKinnon and Cherie Scott - both Certified Trainers with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) the governing body in America.

I've been teaching this program since 2013 and Cherie has been teaching it for 8 years.

I am also an accredited NVC coach with EmbodyingNVC

After the training, there will be on-going options offered to you, to support you to deepen your learning and practice.

The venue will be in Hawthorn in Melbourne. More details on registration.

If you have any questions about it, please don't hesitate to call me, Alistair, on 0412 98 88 44

Register here:

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
A Intimate Relationship
B Family Relationship
C Parent - Child Relationship
D Other

Please enter the word that you see below.


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Early Bird Date Melbourne:    19th January, 2018

The price of the workshop as described below reflects, in my view, a reasonable fee for the lifetime of value that can be drawn from attending. I offer these prices as a request for your contribution to making this work sustainable, so I can continue to offer these programs to individuals, groups, communities and organisations. If, for any reason, you are unable to contribute this fee, I invite you to contact me on +61 412 988 844 and we can see what we can work out whilst holding your needs and mine as equally precious.

If you'd like special pricing for a group of people please send me a contact request here and I'll get back to you.

Early Bird - Individual Ticket: $310

Early Bird - You and a Friend Ticket or Couple (Paying together):   $540

Individual Ticket (after Early Bird date):   $ 360

You and a Friend Ticket or Couple (Paying together after Early Bird date):   $320 each = $640

Coming back for more / repeating. For anyone who has previously attended one of my NVC Foundation Trainings:   $195

Individual Concession Ticket:  $220

Early Bird Concession Ticket: $170

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"I found the Relating to Connect program to be incredibly insightful and enriching. It opened my eyes to old and new ways of communicating with others. It gave me strategies for connecting with myself and others through the heart.

I felt Alistair gave plenty of opportunity and space for all participants to voice what was alive for them whatever needed voice during our sessions. He expressed a general openness to hearing whatever came up. He showed an acceptance without judgment and created a safe atmosphere for genuine expression”. (Young mother)

"I found Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to be a really powerful tool for connecting back with myself and with what is actually happening. I found that it takes me back directly into my experience and allows me to come into the clarity, simplicity and 'truth' that I've been seeking for some time when trying to work through tangled situations, feelings etc.

I also enjoyed and felt completely comfortable in your facilitation Alistair. I wanted to try NVC with you because I know you have a complete commitment to truth and would not try to push ideas or views onto anyone.

I also found that you were completely confident and fluent in the application of NVC and I found your input really valuable in the exercises we did (particularly the last one)" (Legal Secretary)

"Alistair was transparent and allowed himself to be vulnerable and authentic, thereby modelling / living this work"  (fellow NVC Trainer)

"I felt Alistair was clear in his instructions, listened deeply, and maintained a skillful balance between holding for individual needs and the needs of the group in the context of the course.

He had the courage to be vulnerable and I felt he really embodied the process."

(School teacher)