Weekend Introduction Workshop

Saturday 20 August – Sunday 21 August 2022
Riverside Community – Lower Moutere

Whether you are completely new to Compassionate Communication (NVC) or are wanting a refresher, this workshop is for you.  I aim to create a safe and open space for both knowledge sharing and practical exploration.
I am passionate to support honesty, harmony, authenticity and ease between people. My experience is that the tool of NVC can make all the difference.

Saturday 20 August 9.30am-4pm & Sunday 21 August 9.30am-2.30pm
Workshop Fee: $225
To book or for further enquires, email Irma:


Felt relaxed and trusted the whole journey. Irma you are so clear in your explanations and examples. Love your clarity in your facilitation.
Nadia Dysart – Wellbeing Facilitator, Nelson

Continuing the Journey –
an Intermediate NVC Weekend Workshop

Riverside Community – Motueka
29 & 30 October 2022

This workshop is for anyone who has completed a NVC Foundation Workshop and wants to learn more.  The weekend workshop will include empathy practice, NVC Dance Floors, four ways of listening and how to prepare for difficult conversations.  A great way to build confidence and competence to use NVC everyday.

Early Bird Fee: $225
Full Fee (after 15 September): $260
Payment confirms your place in the workshop.
Talk to us if finances are difficult for you.

For bookings or enquiries, contact Irma:

Spaces are limited.

Facilitated by Deb Hipperson and Wayne Prince – from Auckland

CNVC Certified NVC Trainers


Ruby Retreat

5-Day Non-Residential Retreat for those wanting freedom from addiction
Starting each first Friday of the month
The Wee Wellbeing Studio Ruby Bay / Mapua

This non-residential programme consists of a variety of different sessions/therapies aimed to impart tools for relapse prevention. We want everyone to be heard and accepted just as they are so they can grow into the true expression of themselves. 

Ruby Retreat is for those wanting freedom from addiction. Respecting that substance use disorders can range in severity and substance, our programme is broadly therapeutic and we think beneficial to all that may attend.

It is our understanding that most addictive patterns stem from trauma. Acknowledging this, we aim to create a safe space to uncover blocks that could impede recovery.