NVC Foundation Training in London

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:15 am
Sunday, September 15, 2019
5:30 pm
Number of sessions/meetings
2 days
Official training hours
12.0 hours
In person

Empathy Matters
United Kingdom

Main Topic
Beginners / Introduction
Short description
September 14 & 15. This 2-day Foundation Training with give you a solid grounding in the principles, mindset and practices of Nonviolent Communication. It's for anyone completely new to NVC or for those wanting to refresh the basics.
Offered by
Contact Phone Number
07847 828 636

What is Nonviolent Communication?

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


Here Marshall Rosenberg, the person who developed NVC, explains the purpose of NVC in 5 mins



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


Cath Burke, certified as an NVC trainer in 2014. Cath runs three NVC deepening groups in London and NVC Intermediate trainings and retreats, sometimes including conscious dance. More about her here: http://www.empathymatters.net/about-cath.html

Ways of working:

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.