Level 1: NVC Foundation Training Online – Five Monday afternoons

5th Jun 2023 - 3rd Jul 2023
Sliding Scale £250-£50
LED BY Sarah Ludford

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Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a way of communicating with empathy, integrity, clarity and compassion. It enables honest expression, understanding of what is important to others and finding solutions that care for the needs of everyone. NVC is a set of simple learnable steps underpinned by a way of thinking that enables people to communicate in ways that are powerful yet compassionate.

If you want to improve your relationship with loved ones, work colleagues, your community, or yourself, then this course could be for you.

This two day course is suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to refresh their learning and will:

  • Introduce the steps of the Nonviolent Communication process and the thinking that underpins it.
  • Show you how to use the steps for expressing yourself, hearing others and connecting with yourself.
  • Give you enough information and practise to start exploring Nonviolent Communication for yourself.
  • Encourage you to use real examples to see how Nonviolent Communication will make a difference to your life.
  • Have the potential for connection, fun, depth and transformation.

Learn How to

  • Speak up and express yourself in ways that are more likely to be understood
  • Build relationships based on compassion and understanding
  • Get clear about what is important to you and make requests of others
  • Understand and see the humanity in those you dislike and disagree with
  • Hear others with empathy and understanding, even when they express themselves in ways we find difficult
  • Recognise and change habitual reactions such as blaming, rejection, criticism and shame
  • Have greater compassion for yourself
  • Stay in dialogue even when things get tricky

Direct benefits of learning NVC include

  • More personal peace and power
  • Deepen and enhance your relationships
  • Understand yourself better
  • Develop tools that work in any situation
  • Greater understanding of others and the motivations behind their words and actions
  • Grow your capacity to experience empathy and compassion for yourself and others
  • Meet other people who care about their relationships and how they communicate
  • A set of tools and principles that can be applied in ANY situation and enable you to stay in dialogue with others even when it is challenging to do so

Sliding Scale £250-£50 – please choose what you want to pay and get in touch if you want to connect with me before deciding sarah@sarahludford.co.uk.

My intention is to enable all who want to, to be able to participate, regardless of financial situation. I’m imagining people giving joyfully an amount of their choosing and an amount that meets needs for sustainability AND contribution. I want to trust that this will include care for my needs for contribution and sustainability.