About NVC Resolutions
NVC Resolutions is the vehicle I, Daren De Witt, use to share Nonviolent Communication and related processes via training and coaching. I am a qualified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), working in London, the UK and beyond.
I am keen to make a positive contribution to the lives of people in London and further afield. I want us as human beings to live with more awareness of and respect for one another’s needs, and for the needs of other life forms on this fragile earth.
I bring a unique combination of different modalities to my work, of which Nonviolent Communication forms the basis. I came across the book ‘Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life’ by Marshall Rosenberg at the start of the new millennium, and realised the profound paradigm shift it offers to our world – from a ‘power over’ approach based on analysing, judging and evaluating others and ourselves, to a ‘partnership’ approach through mutually connecting at the level of the heart and human needs. From the year 2000 I trained extensively in the process of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), including many workshops with Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of NVC. For several years I organised his visits and trainings in the UK on his behalf. In April 2003 I qualified as a certified trainer with the International Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC).
My Early Influences
I have been on a lifelong journey in the field of personal growth. At the age of 17 I developed an interest in Buddhism, and spent 15 years practicing and then teaching Buddhism and meditation in the UK. Whilst I value the deep philosophical insight of Buddhism, and its compassionate attitude towards life, I grew to feel uncomfortable with the Buddhist attitudes I encountered toward the body, sexuality, relationships and interpersonal communication. I began to explore the field of psychology, and obtained a certificate in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (National College – UKCP), a practitioners certificate in NLP (Bandler, McKenna and Breen), as well as undertaking training in Voice Dialogue and Inner Child work.
My Conflict Resolution and Mediation Background
Late in 1997 I began working in the field of conflict resolution and mediation, training with Conflict and Change in East London, the first conflict resolution community service in the UK, where I spent several years on the staff team, as a conflict resolution and mediation trainer and professional mediator. The combination of my training and experience in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation and Nonviolent Communication leaves me uniquely placed to support organisations, businesses and individuals to deal with conflict in a variety of forms. Visit the Workplace Training and Mediation pages of this website to read more about what I offer in these areas.
My Relationships Training and Work
I have deepened my understanding of relationship dynamics through training with the Centre for Gender Psychology, where I have trained to diploma level in Contextual Couples Counselling & Coaching. I have also trained in and practiced the process of Voice Dialogue, which examines the bonding patterns that occur in relationships. I very much enjoy sharing the fruits of my training and experience in the area of relationships through my relationship counselling practice. Go to the Relationship Counselling page of this website to read more about this.
I am currently living in the vibrant Victoria Park area of East London where, when not working, I can relax and enjoy the park and walking along the nearby canals.