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Learning from our Mistakes, Mourning & Expressing Regret

An Online NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training

By Daren De Witt

AUDIENCE: intermediate

Saturday, Mar 09, 2024 9:30 AM —
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1:00 PM
United States
Timezone: Europe/London

On this NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training we will explore how to connect with ourselves and others when we mess up! We will explore how we talk to ourselves and what is going on for us internally. We will also look at how we can connect with the people who have been impacted by our actions and how we can express our regret in a connected and connecting way.

Themes covered will include:
- How we connect with ourselves when we make mistakes, exploring and practicing the concepts and dynamics of the 'inner educator' and 'inner chooser' as defined by Marshall Rosenberg.
- What it means to 'mourn' in NVC.
- Judgemental apology vs life-connected apology.
- Expressing our regret in a life-connected way.

“This training goes to the essence of human connection with self, life and others.  It offers a practical and heartful framework for working through what comes alive in moments of regret, mourning of needs that cannot be met at that time, and apology.” – Anna E, participant in March 2023

“I very much enjoyed and valued the training. It was intense and required hard work which I very much value. I have gained some great learnings from these two half day workshops and was offered the tools to use them... Thank you Daren. - T. Tawil, March 2021


This is an NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training and requires attendance on a NVC Level 1 Foundation Training as a prerequisite.  This will help to ensure a common level of experience and understanding amongst participants on the training.  See further below for more info on the NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training Programme of which this training is a part.


This training will be facilitated by Daren De Witt. Daren has been living and practicing NVC since the year 2000. Daren trained extensively with Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of NVC, between the years 2000-2006. He has been a certified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, and has run NVC trainings regularly in London and online since that time. As well as sharing his understanding of Marshall's approach to the themes of this workshop, Daren will also share with you the fruits of his many years of NVC learning, practice and reflection.


9.30am till 1pm UK/London time on both Sat 9th & Sun 10th March 2024. There will be a 15 minute tea break during each morning.


Individual rates (If you are paying for the training from your own pocket):
If you earn less than £20,000 before tax:  £80
If you earn between £20,000-£30,000 before tax:  £120
If you earn between £30,000-£45,000 before tax:  £140
If you earn more than £45,000 before tax:  £175
Concessions available:  If any of these prices would make it difficult for you to attend, please contact Daren via the contact options below.  He is happy to discuss this with you.

Organisational rates (If your employer is paying for your place on the training):
Small Charity rate:  £125 (If you work for a charity with fewer than 15 employees and they will pay for the training).

Public sector / Large Charity rate:  £150 (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:  £185 (If you work for a profit making company and they will pay for the training).
Concessions available:   If any of these prices would make it difficult for you to attend, please contact Daren via the contact options below.  He is happy to discuss this with you.

To book on this training, email Daren De Witt at the following address: nvcresolutions[at]

This training is part of the NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training programme.

What is the NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training Programme?

The NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training programme costs of 12 individual trainings across the course of a year, one training per month (approx 6 hours per training). Each training stands alone.
To find a list of the other trainings in this programme, follow this link and click on the drop-down menu: “I want to attend the Level 2 Intermediate Training Programme.”

The programme repeats annually so you can join it at any point in the year and carry through until you’ve completed all twelve trainings. If you do this you will have a comprehensive understanding and practice of key NVC processes (e.g. saying no; transforming anger) and current topics (e.g. trauma; power and privilege). This will help you resolve conflicts more easily and create deeper and more satisfying relationships in your life.

The trainings are facilitated by five London-based certified NVC trainers – Cath Burke, Ceri Buckmaster, Carolyn Davies,  Daren De Witt and Tracy Seed. We are a collaborative group working together to offer you clear learning and progression options to suit you. We are committed to creating a supportive network for those learning, living and sharing NVC both in London and globally. Many of our trainings are currently online.  We hope you will enjoy the richness of themes that this programme offers, along with the variety that comes from the individual perspective and specialism of each trainer.

This is what previous participants say:

“I completed my foundation training at the end of 2021 and, keen to maintain momentum since then, I’ve attended most of these intermediate training sessions.  Without exception, the sessions have been brilliant.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the programme that Cath, Ceri, Tracy, Daren and Carolyn are providing.  And, consequently, my NVC practice has seriously developed over this last year – at times with surprisingly amazing results.  I wholeheartedly recommend the NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training Programme – just what I needed to build on my foundation training.” – Jo W

“I find these trainings so enriching and empowering. They have also given me the opportunity to meet people in other ways, and I am very grateful for this.” – Hannah

“All the trainings are excellent and they compliment each other very well, building a very beautiful tapestry of interwoven skills and concepts.” – Anna E


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