NVC Foundation training


 A 2-day Foundation Training will give you a solid grounding in the principles, mindset and practices of Nonviolent Communication. You will be invited to work with your own examples of difficult conversations, interactions and feelings in a safe way by doing sharing and listening activities in pairs and small groups and sometimes reflecting individually.

What is Nonviolent Communication?

NVC, also known as Empathic or Compassionate Communication, is a practical process for relating to ourselves and others with understanding and empathy. It is about much more than simply the words we use

What skills can you develop?

Speaking:  Confidence to have difficult conversations that may otherwise be avoided or end badly; clarity about what you’d like and how to ask in a way you’re likely to be heard; creativity in finding solutions that are satisfying to everyone; giving supportive feedback; being honest without hurting or offending

Empathic listening:  Capacity to fully take in another’s experience, especially when they are in emotional, physical or mental pain; hearing the needs behind another’s judgments; staying grounded and open even when under attack;  hearing what someone is saying ‘yes’ to, even when they express a ‘no’

Self empathy: Awareness of the needs and values fuelling your feelings in each moment; finding a way back to aliveness when jaded; transforming anger, guilt and shame into life-serving wishes; staying with your experience without judgment and with empathy; getting creative about fulfilling both your smallest hopes and wildest dreams

Was a very comfortable and open space to talk, express observations, ask questions etc
— Course participant

Marshall Rosenberg, founder of NVC, explains the purpose of NVC in 5 mins

 
 
 

How can I prepare for this training?

Not necessary but you may like to

  • read or listen to, ‘Nonviolent Communication: a language of life',’ by Marshall Rosenberg

  • watch Marshall Rosenberg teach this 3 hour introductory training

 

When and Where

 
 

September 14th & 15th, 11am to 6pm; Saturday & Sunday.

City & Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, 25 Paddington Green, W2 1NB, London, United Kingdom.


November 23rd & 24th, 10.30am to 5.30pm; Saturday & Sunday

Arty Farty Retreat, 126 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0PL, United Kingdom


December 7th & 8th, 11am to 6pm; Saturday & Sunday

City & Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, 25 Paddington Green, W2 1NB, London, United Kingdom.

 
 

Cost

  • Individual rate £160 (If you are a regular employee and you will be paying for the training from your own pocket).

  • Small Charity rate £200 (If you work for a charity with fewer than 15 employees and they will pay for the training).

  • Public sector/Large Charity rate £240 (If you work for a public sector organisation, such as a local council or the NHS, or a charity with more than 15 employees, and they will pay for the training).

  • Private sector rate £300 (If you work for a profit making company and they will pay for the training).

If any of the above prices would make it difficult for you to attend, please contact me – concessions are available.

 

Testimonials

Rosanna’s reflections on her day after the Foundation Training @drawitoutdaily on Instagram

Rosanna’s reflections on her day after the Foundation Training @drawitoutdaily on Instagram

“I loved how mindful the activities were so that no one would feel uncomfortable."

“Loved how interactive the workshops were and felt Cath did an excellent job handling all questions that came up. She is clear, super-knowledgeable, obviously an excellent communicator and humorous which I really liked.”

“I liked the mix of learning styles - visual, aural, kinaesthetic etc and the practical element was very helpful to get an idea of how to apply these techniques.”

“Was a very comfortable and open space to talk, express observations, ask questions etc.”


Queries

If there is anything you’d like to discuss with me please get in touch
on: info@empathymatters.net / 07847 828 636