Nonviolent Communication (NVC) London


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.


Cath Burke

Ceri Buckmaster 2022 headshot

Ceri Buckmaster


Tracy  Seed


Daren Dewitt


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 (link). 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.

Yes, you will learn a lot and get immediate benefits from a Level 1 Foundation Training. It can take practice and more development to integrate NVC. There are diverse ways you can deepen your understanding.

Level 1 Plus

At Level 1 Plus you will consolidate what you learned in a Foundation  Training.

We offer a variety of options.

- Drop in practice sessions
- A short series of NVC practice sessions
- The Listening Hour

Level 2 Intermediate Training & Practice

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.

We offer a variety of options.

- Intermediate Training Programme
- Drop in practice sessions
- Closed practice groups
- Immersive Residential experiences

Click on the links below for more information about these options. 

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)


  1. JANUARY 15 & 16
    Transforming Conflict – Ceri Buckmaster
  2. FEBRUARY 12 &13
    Embodying Self Empathy and Compassion – Tracy Seed
  3. MARCH 5 & 6
    Learning from our Mistakes, Mourning and Expressing Regret – Daren de Witt
  4. APRIL 9 &10
    NVC and Trauma – Tracy Seed and Daren de Witt
  5. MAY 21
    Transforming the Pain of Unmet Needs –  Carolyn Davies 
  6. JUNE 25 & 26
    Embodying Saying ‘No’ with Courage & Care: Responding to Requests and Demands – Cath Burke
  7. JULY 17 & 18
    Requests to Restore Flow – Ceri Buckmaster
  8. AUGUST 6 & 7
    NVC and Anger – Daren De Witt
  9. SEPTEMBER 17  
    NVC and Mindfulness – Introduction to the Dyad Process – Carolyn Davies
  10. OCTOBER 22 & 23
    Me, Myself & I: Our Inner Critic and Embodying Self Empathy – Cath Burke
  11. NOVEMBER 12 & 13
    Exploring Power and Privilege with NVC – Ceri Buckmaster
  12. DECEMBER 10 & 11
    Practical Tools for Embodying NVC Fluency – Tracy Seed

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 9 people 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.  

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’ with Cath Burke