Level 2, Embodying Saying ‘No’ with courage and care: responding to requests and demands

13th May 2023 - 14th May 2023
9.30am - 11.30am & 1pm - 3pm BST on 13 May; 9.30am - 11.30am BST on 14 May.
£150 - £80 + concessions available
LED BY Cath Burke

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Would you like to find a way of saying an empowered “No” whilst maintaining your relationships with others? Would you love to have access to more choice in your life when requests or demands come your way?

Most of us have been educated to stifle our “No”, believing we will hurt others or be abandoned, so we end up going along with things when we don’t really want to. Or instead bark out a “No!” like a sergeant major, even if we want to say, “Yes,” had we been asked differently.  Both these reactions come at a cost to our relationships.

Nonviolent Communication helps us reach beneath the surface of our “No” to discover a creative and dynamic way of responding with courage and care in any moment.

On this day you’ll be supported to take away skills to:

    • say “No” with courage and care
    • transcend reactivity and develop a sense of inner space and choice
    • listen to your body when experiencing resistance to what someone wants you

Embodying NVC?

The day will include an invitation to explore this theme somatically in a light-hearted way through about 50 minutes of movement and dance. Yep, moving to music online. It’s surprisingly powerful. We’ll also play with asking for what you want and being ok receiving a “No”. 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 too. Any doubts or queries follow this link to more information and / or call me for a chat.

What do participants say?

“So helpful in giving me confidence in my communication with others, and giving me practical tools to relate to others with both compassion and self-assurance. Loved it!!!”

— Sarah, Chester

“I was very nervous about combining dance with NVC, and bringing my personal practice out into a group setting. I finished the session not only feeling more confident, peaceful and alive than I could have imagined, but also with a number of useful new tools that I feel excited to use and develop further.”

— Chris, London

Who is this training for?

This event is for those who want to deepen their understanding and experience of NVC in theory and practice.   A pre-requisite is that you will have completed a two-day foundation training in NVC, or equivalent and want to integrate and embody NVC more fully in your life. This will ensure a common foundation for intermediate level 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

What is the NVC Intermediate London Training Programme?

This day is part of the London Intermediate programme which consists of 10 days of training across the course of a year, approx one day per month. Each training stands alone. You can attend as few or as many of the days as you wish.  Each day is facilitated by London-based certified NVC trainers – for information about other days in this programme follow this link NOW

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