Level 1 NVC Foundation Training: 6 Monday evenings online

15th May 2023 - 26th Jun 2023
7pm - 9.15pm BST (6 Monday evenings)
£220 - £160 depending on your salary; concessions available
LED BY Cath Burke

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Certified Facilitator


A 13-hour Foundation Training combines theory and practice to give you a solid grounding in the mindset and skills of Nonviolent Communication. It covers the 4 steps of NVC: Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests and the 3 modes of NVC: listening with empathy, self compassion & honest expression.

You will be invited to practise with imaginary scenarios and your own examples of difficult conversations, interactions and feelings, in a safe and often fun way, through interactive activities in pairs and small groups, and sometimes reflecting individually.

Online courses are limited to 15 participants and 18 face-to-face.

“I started implementing the way of communicating immediately after the training – at least towards myself – and I can already feel the change. It’s quite incredible. Highly recommended to everyone.”

— Maria, Estonia

What skills will you learn?

Listening with empathy: 

  • Capacity to fully take in another’s experience and perspective, however they are expressing themselves, so you enjoy the feeling of connection

  • Understanding the deep live-serving motivations driving what someone is saying or doing, even when you don’t like it, or don’t agree with them or they are saying ‘no’ to you

  • Staying grounded and open even when under attack

Understanding yourself with compassion:

  • Understanding your own reactivity & how to calm your nervous system in difficult moments so you can choose how to respond from an empowered place

  • Being naturally compassionate towards yourself so you can find compassion for others

Speaking to be heard:

  • Confidence to have difficult conversations that may otherwise be avoided or end badly

  • Clarity about what you really want and how to ask in a way you’re likely to be heard

  • Being honest without offending

Learning outcomes


Individual rates (if you are paying for the training from your own pocket):
If you earn more than £30,000 before tax:  £220
If you earn between £20,000-£30,000 before tax:  £190
If you earn less than £20,000 before tax:  £160
If you are on benefits or very low income with some assets: £125
If you are on benefits or very low income without assets: £100
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 £260 for the training helps me to make this training available to those with less funds.

Organisational rates (if your employer is paying for your place on the training):
Small Charity rate:  £240 (If you work for a charity with fewer than 15 employees).
Public sector / Large Charity rate:  £270 (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:  £300 (If you work for a profit making company).
Concessions available: if any of the above prices would prevent you from coming, please contact me

“This training gave me tools that will be immensely powerful in both my personal and professional life. Rather than dreading conflict situations, I now look at them as an opportunity to develop closer connection with others. This is a revolutionary change in perspective and has already been enormously beneficial to my mental health.”

— Karen, London

Cath works closely with London Certified Trainers –  Ceri Buckmaster, Carolyn Davies,  Daren De Witt and Tracy Seed.  We are 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