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Training Details

2-Day Foundation Training




General NVC


In Person




Kingsnorth, Liz

Date and Time

Mon, Jan 28, 2019 to Tue, Jan 29, 2019 — 09:15 to 17:30 — Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)


Greenbank Church Centre

Braidburn Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6ES, Scotland


The Foundation training covers all the core concepts, skills and consciousness of NVC. It is run in an experiential style, offering participants plenty of practical opportunities to apply learning to their own life situations, personal, social and professional.
NVC offers clear and reliable processes for expressing yourself, hearing others accurately, and supporting yourself internally – especially in tough situations when you are feeling emotional or under pressure.

You will learn to;
+ express without blame, judgement, accusation or demand
+ be honest without hurting or insulting
+ communicate with equal respect for yourself and others
+ understand others with accuracy and hear needs within hostile messages
+ develop empathy and skills to communicate that empathy in a way that is both sensitive and robust
+ make requests that are more likely to be accepted
+ manage conflict with new skills, confidence and compassion
+ transform patterns of thinking that lead to anger, guilt or shame
+ find creative ways for everyone’s needs to be met.

Learning NVC with Liz is supportive, challenging, moving and fun.

Sample feedback

“Liz is without a doubt one of the best trainers I have ever come across. She's warm, welcoming, funny, and encouraging. She knows her stuff inside out and is incredibly skilled at energetically leading others into the territory that is clearly her passion. The training is both stimulating and inspiring. I left having a strong sense of how far I have to go but with some solid tools to use, and the motivation and vigour to get there. Do it now!”

“My deep appreciation for the warmth, humour, compassion and skill in your teaching of the course. I was grateful for and impressed by your ability to quickly create a safe space in the group, and I found the way you listened to and offered your presence to each of us very beautiful embodiment of the practice, an inspiration”.

“We would like to express our appreciation of the quite amazing time we shared with everyone during our introduction to NVC, and in particular, to celebrate you as an inspirational guide. The two days were challenging, hope bringing, nourishing and fabulous. It amazes me how such a deep connection can be made between people sharing their inner worlds, and you put so much energy and warmth into nurturing and supporting us all. When you demonstrated the ’Inner-Outer dance of communication’, I felt as if I was watching a Tai Chi master, weaving through the energy of life”.

“Fun, enriching, supportive, & a great learning experience!
We were 15 on this foundation training, some first timers, some with a little experience, and for me the mix and diversity was deeply rewarding. My thanks to Liz for her boundless energy, enthusiasm, laughter, fun, experience, and the gift of being able to share, connect and teach with such clarity.”

“I immediately felt confident that the course was being led by an experienced and skilful facilitator who modelled the NVC style of communication throughout”.

“I want to thank you for the brilliant couple of NVC days last week. I found the process really useful and fascinating. More importantly your approach to and skill in facilitating I found really inspiring - to hold that space with such respect and playfulness, allowing people to open up and lighten up (while all the time knowing that this isn’t therapy) was wonderful to witness and be part of.”

“A little note for a big thank you. It was absolutely amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever done any training that has resonated so strongly and has proved so helpful. It was like finding the key to a long-locked door.”

“This could be just about the most useful two days training I've ever done. In NVC I've found an answer to dealing with negative inner voices, seen a way to radically improve my counselling skills and to help minimize organisational conflict. This is a MUST for anyone who has to deal with family arguments, problem situations at work, and also to help the person who never speaks up. It was also great fun.”

“I can't really express how this has had such a positive impact on my life, and how very grateful I am for NVC in general, and to you. I don't have to be so worried about difficult conversations/situations now, as they are all opportunities to get to know the other person and myself better. Of course it is a slow process, but it already has made my life calmer and more hopeful”.

“I was often moved on the course by many things - eg by the caring and supportive environment that you set up but also by the courage to challenge when appropriate which was a powerful learning time for us all. I love the intelligence which this technique gives to our every day interactions and that we are now not blindly following social conditioning, habits and unconscious agendas, but have a choice and a very useable alternative method of communicating. “

“Finding solutions which meet everyone’s needs has been ENORMOUSLY helpful to me in my personal relationships. I feel a freedom to strive for things I want without guilt because I can incorporate things that my family want too! As the week has gone on, I have realised just how MUCH I have taken from the Foundation Course. We have avoided 2 major fall-outs, and peacefully worked through a traumatic/angry time with son age 6 - hooray!”

“Working with you was wonderful - you bring aliveness, playfulness and integrity to the teaching. We have been working with NVC on the easy stuff chatting, and on the tricky stuff of feelings - and it has been incredibly powerful”.

“As a result of the course, I've had a discussion with my manager about the difficult situation I find myself in at work currently. This is something I didn't think I would be able to do constructively without flinging blame around, but it went exactly as I hoped, - very constructive while acknowledging the source of the difficulties. I was able to make suggestions for the way I wanted to go forward and to ask for the kind of support I needed.”

“ I was so impressed with the difference that your NVC training made to our community. I noticed we had much less conflict and we are just more able to deal with differences when they arise. It saved me a lot of time in conflict resolution and mediation for sure. People seem to take more responsibility for what they say and the emphasis seems to be more on the other person rather than our own needs. It’s wonderful.”

“Here are some of my 'success stories' for you:
* I spoke briefly with the woman next door and she has stopped shouting loudly at her children.
* My first sex education sessions with teenagers after the training were amazing!
* I managed to reconnect with an important friend after difficult times.
* I feel capable of going home for Christmas for the first time in 10 years.
* It was really helpful in organising an academic conference in a way that was friendly, open and cooperative”.

“I managed to express myself authentically to him for the first time ever since we split up. This was incredibly empowering. I felt such a sense of freedom and joy when I realised that NVC gave me the possibility to give in graciously without feeling humiliated etc.”

“As an ex-Royal Marine - ‘uncompromising’ Commando, I have found the NVC ethos completely enlightening and liberating. Having recommended NVC to people who – as yet - have no real understanding of what it is about I struggle to recommend NVC without it coming across as a ‘Life changing experience’ or a ‘road to Damascus’ style eye-opener! I am feeling heartened, energised and confident that I can find a solid, dependable foundation to take my life, my family and my businesses forward. “

“Great! – What a life changing course, truly amazing! You have really got it down to a ‘T’! It never dragged, we started with the basics and built up to integrate it more and more. Wow, you are a brill trainer and facilitator, top notch! Thankyou.”

Who is it for

As we will be learning to apply NVC to all aspects of life, the training is relevant for anyone! Foundation trainings attract those new to NVC, or people who have previously attended a workshop and now wish to refresh and deepen their learning of the core building blocks and skills of NVC.
You may be coming from an organisation, business or group, or as a family member, or simply as an individual who wishes to match their way of being and communicating to their higher aspirations!

Registration Investment

£175 for individuals paying for themselves; £210 if you can set the cost against tax; £215 for charitable organisations; £255 public sector orgs; £340 private sector orgs.

(30% reduction if you previously attended this course with Liz)

What to Bring

1. A mug for your hot drinks (teas, coffee and snacks are provided).
2. A notebook for your own notes. Handouts will be provided.
You can either bring your own lunch or walk to one of the cafes near the venue for lunch.

Before the workshop , if possible (though not essential) please read "NVC -a Language of Life" by Marshall Rosenberg.

Registration, payment and deposit info.

To register: send an email to
You will be emailed a reply with Booking Information which asks you to make a bank transfer (or send a cheque) for £45 deposit, or full payment if you prefer. This will hold your place on the course.

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