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NVC Level 2 Intermediate Training. Me, Myself and I.

Embodying Self-Empathy For Our Inner Critic Or Self-Saboteur

By Cath Burke

AUDIENCE: intermediate

Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 9:30 AM —
Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 1:30 PM

Dates and times

Oct 14th & 15th 2023 online. 9.30am to 1.30pm both days, (including a half hour break). Time zone: London BST. The day will include movement to support embodiment of the processes

Many of us come to NVC looking for a way to survive, improve, enjoy our relationships. I know I did. Then I discovered that the most important relationship is the one with myself.  This is because when we relate empathically to ourselves we are empowered to calm our reactivity and take responsibility for meeting our needs. When we understand and acknowledge our needs we naturally have more inner resource to face challenging conversations and relationships ‘out there’.

This day will draw on Sarah Peyton’s research into NVC and neuroscience.

“This training was challenging for me as we explored the inner critic which I realise has been a very loud voice for me but one that I often suppress. Making that voice tangible and experiencing it in a different way while offering it empathy was quite a remarkable thing that was unexpected, filled with opportunity and warmth. To then embody this energy and feel safe to do so was very empowering.”
— Charlie, 2020

40 minutes of movement and conscious dance
There’ll be an invitation to explore this theme somatically through about 40 minutes of movement and dance. Yep dancing online: it works surprisingly well and, if you’re new to ‘conscious movement’, there is the benefit of being able to try it out in the safety and comfort of your own home.  If you’ve never tried ‘conscious’ dance before you are especially welcome. No experience is necessary - you cannot do it wrong! And all ages, body shapes and fitness levels are welcome. Any doubts or queries email or call me for a chat.

“This training day landed at the right moment for me. It has really helped me see to the core of my issues and provide a path for healing. The dance was extremely helpful in this regard and helped me connect mind and body on this journey. It was a groundbreaking weekend for me.”
— Caroline, 2020

You’ll be supported to take away skills to:

precisely name your feelings and needs in relation to a stimulus
identify self-sabotaging behaviours and core beliefs
get familiar with different parts of your inner life, such as the critic, the self, the witness
find your unique empathic voice that’s able to regulate your nervous system

Be warned! Relating to yourself with compassion could lead to a lack of inclination to judge yourself and others and an inability to worry. You may find yourself acting spontaneously rather than from fear-based habits and even enjoying each moment as it comes!

Participants will be expected to have completed a 12 hour Level 1 Foundation training in NVC, or equivalent. This will ensure a common foundation for Level 2 Intermediate engagement and practice.

Individual rates (if you are paying for the training from your own pocket):
If you earn more than £30,000 before tax:  £110
If you earn between £20,000-£30,000 before tax:  £95
If you earn less than £20,000 before tax:  £80
If you are on benefits or very low income with some assets: £60
If you are on benefits or very low income without assets: £50
I am happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming. 
Please contact me here .
If you are financially abundant, a contribution of £130 for the training helps me to make this training available to those with lower funds.

Organisational rates (if your employer is paying for your place on the training):
Small Charity rate:  £120 (If you work for a charity with fewer than 15 employees).
Public sector / Large Charity rate:  £135 (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:  £150 (If you work for a profit making company).

Concessions available: if any of the above prices would prevent you from coming, please contact me

London Intermediate Training Programme
This is one of 12 weekend trainings offered over the course of a year by a collaborative group of London-based CNVC Certified Trainers working together to offer you clear learning and progression options to suit you. We are committed to creating community and a supportive network for those learning, living and sharing NVC in London. Many of our trainings are currently online, so if you live outside of London, you are welcome to participate. Follow this link to discover more

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  • General NVC
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