Nonviolent Communication (NVC) London & Online

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Who are we?

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.

There are diverse ways nationally and internationally for learning NVC. This is our specific training pathway.

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Cath Burke

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Ceri Buckmaster

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Tracy  Seed

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Daren Dewitt

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Carolyn Davies

Want to learn NVC with us?

This is the London NVC training pathway

The best place to start is to sign up for a 12-hour Level 1 Foundation Training. Learn with experienced NVC Trainers and practise with other people new to NVC

A 12 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.  Face-to-face courses are limited to 18 participants.

Day/s, Time/s (London) & Duration 

All online unless stated

Dates

CNVC Trainer

Info & Booking

APRIL START

5 Mondays 

6pm - 9.15pm

5 x 3h15min sessions

April 8, 15, 22, 29

May 13

(Skips Bank Holiday May 6)

Carolyn Davies

 

Info & booking

Thursdays

7pm - 9 pm

6 x 2 hr sessions

April 11,18, 25,

& May 2, 9,16 

Tracy Seed

 

Info & booking

Sat & Sun

9.30am - 1.15pm 

4 x half day sessions

April 20, 21, 27, 28

Cath Burke

 

Info & booking

In-Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am - 5pm

April 27, 28

Pauline Doohan

Info & Booking

MAY START

Mondays 

7pm - 9.15pm

6 x 2.25 hr sessions

May 13, 20, June 3,10, 17, 24

Cath Burke

 

Info & booking

Sundays

10.00am - 2.00 pm

3 x 4 hrs  sessions

May 5,12,19

Tracy Seed

 

Info & booking

In-Person, London

Saturday & Sunday

10am - 5.15pm

May 18, 19 

Carolyn Davies

 

Info & Booking

JUNE START

Sat & Sun

9.30am - 1.15pm 

4 x half day

sessions

June 8, 9 & 15, 16

Cath Burke

 

Info & Booking

In-Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am - 5pm

June 8, 9

Pauline Doohan

 

Info & Booking

Wednesdays

6pm - 9 pm

5 x 3 hr sessions

June 5,12, 19,,26 

& July 3,

Tracy Seed 

 

Info & booking  

Sat & Sun

9.30am - 2pm (22nd & 30th)

9.30am - 1.30pm (23rd & 29th)

4 x half day sessions

June 22, 23 &

June 29, 30

Daren De Witt

 

Info & Booking

JULY START

In Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am-5.30pm

June 29, 30 

Carolyn Davies 

 

Info & booking

In Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am-5.30pm

July 20, 21

Pauline Doohan

 

Info & Booking

AUGUST START

In Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am-5.30pm

August 10, 11

Pauline Doohan

Info & Booking

Sat & Sun

9.30am - 2pm (24th & 1st)

9.30am - 1.30pm (25th & 31st)

4 x half day sessions

Aug 24, 25, 31

& Sept 1

Daren De Witt

 

Info & Booking

SEPTEMBER START

Sat & Sun

9am - 12.45pm

4 x half day

sessions

Sept 14, 15, 21, 22

Cath Burke

 

Info & Booking

5 Mondays

6pm - 9.15pm

Sept 16, 23, 30 

Oct 7, 14 

Carolyn Davies

 

Info & booking

In Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am-5.30pm

Sept 21, 22

Pauline Doohan

 

Info & Booking

Mondays

7pm - 9.15pm

6 x 2.25 hr sessions

Sept 30, Oct 7, 21, 28 & Nov 4, 11

Cath Burke

 

Info & Booking

OCTOBER START

Thursdays 

6pm - 98pm

6 x 2 hr

sessions

Oct 2,9,16,23,30 & Nov 6

Tracy Seed

 

Info & booking

Sat & Sun

9.30am - 2pm (19th & 27th)

9.30am - 1.30pm (20th & 26th)

4 x half day sessions

Oct 19, 20 &

Oct 26, 27

Daren De Witt

 

Info & Booking

In-Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am - 5pm

Oct 12 & 13 

Carolyn Davies

 

Info & booking

NOVEMBER START

In-Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am - 5pm

Nov 2, 3

Pauline Doohan

 

Info & Booking

5 Mondays

6pm - 9.15pm

(with a break)

Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9 & 16

Carolyn Davies

 

Info & booking

Sat & Sun

9am - 12.45pm

4 x half day

sessions

Nov 2, 3, 16 & 17

Cath Burke

 

Info & Booking

Mondays

6.30pm - 9pm

5 x 2.5 hr

 sessions

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25  & Dec 2

Ceri Buckmaster

 

Info & booking

In-Person, London

Sat & Sun

10am - 5.30pm

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Carolyn Davies

 

Info & Booking

DECEMBER START

Sat & Sun

9.30am - 2pm (7th & 15th)

9.30am - 1.30pm (8th & 14th)

4 x half day sessions

Dec 7, 8 &

Dec 14, 15

Daren De Witt

 

Info & Booking

 

You will learn a lot and get immediate benefits from a Level 1 Foundation Training and it takes practice and more development to integrate NVC.

There are diverse ways you can deepen your understanding.

We offer a variety of options.

- Level 2 Intermediate Training Programme
- Drop in practice sessions
- Closed practice groups
- Listening hour
- Immersive Residential experiences

Click on the links below for more

At Level 2 you will consolidate the understanding and skills you learnt at Level 1 and develop new skills with the aim of integrating NVC into your daily communication.

NVC London Level 2 Intermediate Training Programme
This programme consists of 12 trainings, one per month, across the course of a year.  Each training stands alone, so you can attend as few or as many of the trainings as you wish. You will be able to enjoy our individual perspective, understanding and specialism because each of us facilitates a few of these trainings.

Prerequisite: Foundation Training or equivalent (approx 12 hours)

If you want to develop your NVC beyond the foundations, you can attend one, or more, or all sessions from the NVC London Intermediate Programme 2024

Intermediate Training 2024

Dates / Day/s and Time/s

Training Title

CNVC Trainer

MAY

May 18, 19

Sat  9.30am - 11.30am & 

1pm - 3pm.  

Sun 9.30am - 11.30am

Embodying Saying No with Courage and Care: Responding to Requests and Demands

Cath Burke

Info & booking

JUNE

Jun 15 & 16

Sat  & Sun

9.30am - 1.15pm

Transforming the Pain of Unmet Needs

Carolyn Davies

Info & booking

JULY

July 20 and 21

Sat & Sat

2-5pm

Requests to Restore Flow

Ceri Buckmaster

Info & booking

AUGUST

Aug 3 & 4

Sat & Sun

9.30am -1.00pm

NVC and Anger

Daren De Witt

Info & booking

SEPTEMBER

Sept 28 & 29

Sat & Sun

9.30am - 1.15pm

NVC and Meditation: Introduction to the Dyad Process

Carolyn Davies

Info & booking

OCTOBER

Oct 26 & 27

Sat & Sun 9.30am - 1.30pm

Me, Myself & I: Embodying Self Empathy for our Inner Critic & Self Saboteur

Cath Burke

Info & booking

NOVEMBER

Nov 16 & 17

Sat & Sun

2-5pm

NVC to Support Difficult Conversations around Power 

Ceri Buckmaster

Info & booking

DECEMBER

Dec 7 & 8

Sat  & Sun 9.30am - 1.30pm

Practical Tools for Embodying NVC Fluency

Tracy Seed

Info & booking

 

The Listening Hour offers a weekly 1 hour connection and empathy space currently hosted by people who have experience in NVC, for anyone interested in NVC. 

This is not a workshop but a peer listening space to encourage listening. 

Come if you want to practice listening.

Come if you’d enjoy a listening ear.

As it’s a peer listening space, the Listening Hour is not suitable if you are going through significant emotional upheaval or for processing trauma.

It happens at 12pm UK time every Sunday. More information here

Is there any cost?

The sessions are free and if you would like to contribute something, donations are gratefully received to our chosen organisation:

NVC Matters UK CIC 

Reference: LISTHOUR

Donate here

 

Hope to see you there!

Level 2 Training and Practice Groups with Cath Burke

Prerequisite: Foundation Training (approx 12 hours)

Join for a block of 5 sessions (meeting monthly for 2 or 2 ½ hours) with the opportunity to continue after that. The groups are not open to people dropping in for the odd session. This format allows you to meet with the same people (up to 9) over time, which helps to build trust, safety and community. You will get to practise the basics and learn new Level 2 processes and differentiations. There is also an opportunity to arrange extra peer practice sessions.
Choose from a Sunday Group which meets in person in London or an online Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday Group.
There are two intakes a year in Feb and Sept. Email Cath any time to register your interest and you’ll be contacted about 6 weeks in advance of the next intake.
More info here

Level 2 drop-in practice sessions with Tracy Seed

Prerequisite: Level 1 Foundation Training (approx 12 hours)

Monthly drop-in sessions for those wanting to practise empathic listening, self-empathy and expressing honesty in dialogue with others. Details here 

Level 2 Intermediate Residential Trainings and Retreats

It’s ideal to have Level 2 Intermediate residential experiences where you get to ‘live’ NVC with a group over a few days.

Residential retreats including ‘conscious dance’ in the UK with Cath Burke

Residential retreat including 'conscious dance' in the UK with Tracy Seed

Residential retreat including 'conscious dance' in Greece with Tracy Seed

At Level 3, you will consolidate your intermediate skills and be supported through mentoring to begin experimenting with NVC related activities in groups.

About this Level 3 programme

The programme offers the opportunity to increase skills needed when facilitating groups, including:

  • How to create an inclusive, safer container
  • How to hold space,
  • How to explicit power dynamics and transforming them where possible
  • How to allow space for feelings and needs and what’s alive
  • How to support people to make requests
  • How to hold meetings with NVC awareness (Gathering items for agenda,  Ordering them, Moving things on, Keeping to time, Making sure everyone has a voice)
  • How to handle conflict in a group when it appears
  • How to support people when triggers arise
  • How to increase your awareness of power and privilege, including awareness of your power as a facilitator
  • How to respond to the kinds of questions you get as a trainer/facilitator
  • How to design a short NVC related session or workshop
  • How to create a culture of giving and receiving feedback
  • Increase your understanding of the role of empathy in facilitating groups
  • How to support people 121, (as a sometimes necessary part of facilitating groups)

Who is this for?

  • You will want to facilitate groups or who want to bring the flavour of NVC into your collaborations and organisation.
  • You don’t need to want to teach NVC as a practice. You might be facilitating groups in general (or even be part of a group and not necessarily a facilitator of it).  You might want to be bringing NVC related content to work colleagues, students, other people interested in NVC, community or activist groups.
  • You will need to have 10 days of formal NVC training (A day’s training is 6 hours and could be online or face to face)
  • You need to have completed at least 5 days of intermediate training eg those offered by the London trainers network or similar.
  • You will have about 2 years regular engagement with NVC through your own learning or interest and empathy exchanges.
  • You will be open to empathy swaps and preferably have an ongoing empathy practice
  • You will be familiar with NVC learning tools such as dance floors, transforming enemy images or humanising the other,4 steps of listening, anger process

When is this happening ?

6 x 4 hr sessions over 6 months starting 27 January 2023  - more information and booking here

Becoming an NVC Facilitator (trainer) offers you personal growth and professional development opportunities to collaborate with people from all walks of life and professional backgrounds.

NVC Facilitators (trainers have various roles working as consultants, trainers, coaches and mediators.

Discover more here