has reflected deeply on the question “Is there more to life than struggle and suffering?” This led him on a quest to discover how he could live life more fully present, alive and with joy. His journey has taken him to remote places, spending hundreds of hours in retreats, ceremonies, workshops, as well as in personal daily practice. He discovered the Dyad Enquiry practice four years ago, and since then has been practising and sharing it in workshops, retreats, and one-on-one sessions which he offers as a CNVC certified trainer. Along with Nonviolent Communication
, he has found the Dyad method to be the most deeply transformative practice that he has encountered so far. Through it he has discovered that empathy is the path to freedom from suffering - as the Buddha did 25 centuries before him.
Sarah Dekker grew up in Ghana, Botswana, the Netherlands, Mozambique and South Africa where she engaged with people from many different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. She found herself looking for connection and building bridges to overcome our stories of separation and steer ourselves towards a common humanity. She studied gender and conflict studies, longing to better understand identity constructs and social hierarchies and to figure out how divides between people might be deconstructed. After university her focus shifted from the academic to the experiential and spiritual, becoming more aware of our inner world and our interconnectedness with the broader web of life. She attended many workshops and trained in various modalities. Nonviolent Communication and Dyad practice have become essential components of her daily life and constitute the most transformative tools she has encountered.