Robert Krzisnik | NMAS Certified


Robert Krzisnik, MSc. Psych, has been working with groups as a trainer, facilitator and conflict-mediator for 27 years, from trainings in the business environment to spiritual retreats, and previously worked as a psychotherapist for 12 years. He is certified with The Center for Nonviolent Communication and serves regularly as a trainer on IITs and EICs around the world.

He lives in Slovenia, EU, and has been sharing NVC in many countries in the EU (Germany, Norway, France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Croatia, Portugal), as well as inIsrael/Palestine, USA, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, French Polynesia and Bali.


Besides conflict mediation, his core passions in regards to Nonviolent Communication are connected to its spiritual aspects and the holistic approach to the experience of the human existence, along with the full embodiment. When, in his explorations, he encountered Contact Improvisation, he felt as if he found a missing link, a way to fully experience and embody many crucial concepts of Nonviolent Communication, like deep honesty, vulnerability, authenticity, intimacy, flow…, and his passion and understanding of Life was boosted immensely.


Along with Nonviolent Communication, Robert draws from the approaches such as the Art of Hosting and Bohmian Dialogue; with elements of other life explorations he is fond of, such as Contact Improvisation and Zen Buddhism.

About 10% of his time is dedicated to voluntary work, such as sharing Nonviolent Communication or training mediators in Palestine/Israel, supporting relationships in Slovenian and international NGOs.

Within his work arena, he is most passionate about conflict mediation as well as about practical and embodied spirituality which he sees as supporting individuals to deepen their connection with themselves and with the flow of life.

“In my work two types of situations touch me most: the first one is when individuals re-connect with themselves and start to shine in their fullness and beauty. And the second is when individuals re-connect with each other again, when they deeply hear and understand each other - after perhaps not having been able to communicate and co-operate for many years. When they meet as humans, in their vulnerability, that is when magic happens – suddenly the room is full of life, breathing becomes deeper and nothing is impossible any longer.” 

Robert and his wife Marjeta Novak are parents of three grown-up children, and authors of a book entitled Parents of New Generation (available only in Slovenian).

Robert's TEDx talk from Jena, Germany on The Language for Global Citizenship

Robert's TEDx talk from Mt.Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain  On personal growth and stripping naked


Testimonials – Robert Krzisnik 2015 – 2016

"Taking part at the retreat Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow, in Austria in 2015 was for me a tremendous lift from verbal NVC expression and at the same time deepening my understanding of its principles. How does human body observe, feel, ask and react. Finally words become like the simplest step once you understand the movement in and of your body. The embodiment brings freedom and opens possibilities of verbal communication to become more authentic and natural. With the loving support and expertise of Sarah Beckmann and Robert Kržišnik the process became something that I believe every NVC practitioner would find as beneficial on their path to better understanding and co-creation of this miracle of life."

Jana Burger, Slovenia/Germany

"My experience of the workshop of Robert and Sarah in Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow was a true exploration of the world within; emotions, feelings, needs. Whatever was explored during the NVC sessions through the field of communication was later explored through the physical in the CI dance. We explored the dance of communication and the communication of the dance. I loved it!"

Vesna Klemencic, Slovenia/Austria

“Exploring connection via movement and Contact Improvisation takes us to a new dimension. It might be both easier to relax into contact, and it might also be really exciting, scary or joyful. Robert makes NVC and Contact Improvisation marry in a way that is amazing!”

Liv Larsson, CNVC Certified Trainer, Sweden

"I took several sessions on Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow with Robert and his guidance supported an embodied experience of some key NVC concepts such as presence, choice, authenticity and self-connection. I found the experience rich and deeply rewarding.”

Kathleen MacFerran, CNVC certified trainer, USA

"I have experienced Robert K. offering leading group experience in body movement (contact improv) in an intensive retreat. I found the processes very moving and transformative, supporting both group cohesion and an embodied consciousness in alignment with NVC principles of living authentically and fully. I highly recommend working with Robert if you ave an opportunity and you want to integrate a fuller embodiment."

Robert Gonzales


"I so enjoy the passion and skill with which Robert shares both NVC and Contact Improv. He brings both forms of interpersonal communication alive with a contagious enthusiasm and depth of engagement."


Karl Steyaert, CNVC certified trainer

Contact details

Telephone: +61 7 5435 2993
Mobile: 0405 179 488
Website: http://

Trainings offered by Robert Krzisnik



Robert Krzisnik & Sarah Beckmann – 4 day residential retreats in eastern Australia 25 - 29th May 2017 in Melbourne and 2 - 6th June 2017 in Ballina. 

NVC - Moving with Life

Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow:

An Integration of NVC and Contact Improvisation

Body-centred awareness & movement practices supporting deep embodiment of NVC,

authenticity, connection and freedom.


For more information contact:

Tracy Adams 07 5435 2993 or 0405 179 488

Cherie Scott 


NVC Mediation Training with Robert Krzisnik , Brisbane, 7th - 9th June 

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Private sessions

While Robert is in Australia (24 May - 9 June) private sessions can be booked for: Integrating Contact Improvisation with NVC, NVC Mediation, and working with conflict.


While Robert is in Australia (24 May - 9 June) private sessions can be booked for: NVC Mediation.