NVC Foundation Training Overview
This 2-day NVC Foundation Training will equip you with the essential theory and skills to put NVC into practice in your daily life, at work, with your family or in society. The emphasis on the training is on learning through practice, with sufficient theoretical input to clarify the basic elements of NVC. The training is facilitated by Daren De Witt, a certified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003. Daren has trained extensively with Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of NVC. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the training.
NB: This 2-day workshop is being held over 2 Saturdays in April, with a 2 week gap between them. This is due to the availability of the venue. However, it gives participants the opportunity to spread their learning over two weeks, by putting the skills learnt on day one into practice before returning on day two to learn and practice more.
Nonviolent Communication is a powerful communication tool that can help you to transform your relationships with other people, and even with yourself!
NVC is particularly useful when people are communicating in challenging ways – with aggression or noncompliance. It is also a powerful empathy tool – it will help you to support people who are in pain or confusion, to help them understand themselves more and find inner calm and peace. And it is also a powerful tool for self-empathy – it will help you to understand yourself better and make more effective choices in your own life and relationships.
Over the course of the two day foundation training you will gradually deepen your understanding and practice of NVC.
Day one: The focus is on developing your clarity regarding the basic elements of NVC. We will explore the themes of: the intention of NVC; the 4 main ingredients of NVC; and the four ways of hearing messages. You will practice expressing all these elements by means of shorter, simpler exercises.
Day two: You will engage with longer and more challenging exercises, which will give you an experience of the depth and power of NVC. You will practice using NVC to: clarify your inner experience; empathise with another person; and dialogue with someone whom you find challenging (in a role play context).
Daren and his assistants will provide coaching support throughout the training.
Comments from previous participants:
“Daren’s gentle pace, clarity and warmth create an inviting space for deep learning.” – J Gretton, Jan 2016
“Daren is a fantastic trainer. I learned a lot of helpful information and loved the practice sessions. Every relationship I have has improved 10 fold as a result and I am a much happier person.” – S Nordmark, Nov 2015
“Perhaps the best spent 12 hours of my life.” – L Phillips, Nov 2015
“Daren was clear, compassionate & knowledgeable. His passion for NVC really came across. I felt he really cared for us.” – R Lalor, March 2013
“The structure and content were both excellent – we fitted in a lot of theoretical & practical information / exercises to achieve a real solid result. Delivery of the whole package was great. Thanks a lot!” – V Edwards, Sept 2012
“This was amazing!! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the hope!! This is a beginning of something wonderful I think!” – A Heimersson, Sept 2012
“This was a really enriching training programme. I was made to feel very comfortable and safe by the facilitators and the great group of co-trainees. Thank you – very inspiring!” – F Brooks, Oct 2011
Day one: Saturday 8th April 2017 – 10am till 5.30pm.
Day two: Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 10am till 5.30pm.
Individual rate: £160 (If you are a regular employee and you will be paying for the training from your own pocket).
Small Charity rate: £200 (If you work for a charity with fewer than 15 employees and they will pay for the training).
Public sector / Large Charity rate: £240 (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: £300. (If you work for a profit making company and they will pay for the training).
If any of the above prices would make it difficult for you to attend, please speak to Daren – concessions are available.