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NVC Level 1 Foundation training (6 x 2.15 hr sessions)

By Tracy Seed

AUDIENCE: beginner

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024 1:00 PM —
Monday, Feb 20, 2023 3:15 PM

Want to up-skill your communication? This 6 online, in-person NVC Foundation training is for anyone new to Nonviolent Communication or wanting to refresh the basics.

This Nonviolent Communication training covers the basic foundations of NVC created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. It is highly recommended that you read “A Language for Life” here along with your participation in this course. 

Would you like to feel more confident to have difficult conversations and to express disagreement?

Want to recover more quickly when you hear criticism or blame – be free from comparison, kinder to yourself and genuinely feel ok?

We practice listening and expressing ourselves in ways that are supportive of honouring and respecting of our own needs as well as those of others.

What is Nonviolent Communication?
“NVC is a learnable, practical way to bring empathy, honesty, strength and compassion into our personal and professional relationships (NVC-UK) It’s a way of communicating mindfully; supporting us in be authentic with other human beings in everyday situations, even when it’s challenging.

Nonviolent Communication aims to help people communicate with respect, compassion, and honesty. It can lead to people feeling heard and understood, finding increased clarity and confidence in their communication, and feeling connected to self and others.

The sessions cover:

The purpose of Nonviolent Communication
Understanding the intention of Nonviolent Communication and its application in a variety of situations and contexts.

What empathy is and isn’t
Differentiating between empathy is and isn’t
Empathic presence, listening and understanding

Connection with yourself compassionately   
Hearing what the inner and outer critic wants to share.
Transforming self judgments with self empathy and compassion

The Components and Parts of NVC – OFNR
Distinguishing what you think from the way you feel about situations;
Getting clear about what you need and value and why this matters to you;
Practising making requests and how to respond when you hear No

NVC communication in dialogue with others
Consciously choosing the way you respond to situations that can be challenging.
Differentiating the 3 modes of connection.
Expressing honesty, appreciation and gratitude.

You will be invited to practise with imaginary scenarios and your own life situations, engaging with exercises, in pairs and small groups, and sometimes reflecting individually. It is important that you take some time to consider which experiences, you are open to sharing, prior to joining the sessions.

Online courses are limited to 15 participants.

This is what participants shared with me:

“I am so grateful for the opportunity in a session to work through a very traumatic conversation I had in my workplace which brought powerful revelation to me about myself and enabled me to connect with myself with compassion in a deeper way than I ever had done before. This has caused a seismic shift in the foundation of my identity resulting in more self-worth and self-compassion to enable me to connect deeper with empathy with those I love the most. Wow! I have been wanting to do an NVC course for a long time and this was the right time in my life when I was prepared and receptive to the incredible heart level healing it has brought me. As I continue on my NVC journey I am expectant and grateful for the increasing wholehearted connections that will flourish in my life, Lorraine, UK” 

“The small group session was perfect to create a safe, open space to learn and practice NVC skills together. I have done various personal development training over the years, but for me NVC brings everything together clearly and as I apply these techniques, I can see the positive difference they make to me and others”  Lyndsay UK

What is the cost?
Individual rates (If you are paying for the training from your own pocket):

If you earn:

Less than £20,000 before tax:  £150
Between £20,000-£35,000 before tax:  £200
More than £35,000 – £50,000 before tax:  £275
More than £50,000 before tax: £350

Concessions: I am happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming. If you are financially abundant, a contribution of £350 for the training helps me to make this work available to those with less funds.

Organisational rates  (If your employer is paying for your place on the training)

Small Charity rate:  £250 (If you work for a charity with fewer than 15 employees).
Public sector / Large Charity rate:  £300 (If you work for a public sector organisation, such as a local council or the NHS, or a charity with more than 15 employees).
Private sector rate:  £350 (If you work for a profit making company).

If you would like to receive an NVC Foundation Training Certificate, if you complete all sessions and min 3 hours home study, reflection and practice.




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