NVC Public Workshops

Looking for a Nonviolent Communication skills training course online or in London and the UK?  We offer workshops in Nonviolent Communication™ skills for the general public, at foundation and post foundation levels.  NB.  Due to Covid19, all workshops are currently being held online, using the Zoom platform.

Nonviolent Communication training courses, online and London and UK

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NVC Foundation Trainings
NVC Post – Foundation Trainings

For more information about Nonviolent Communication go to Nonviolent Communication >> About NVC.

For further information about, or to book on, a Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training or Constellations workshop, please either fill in the  contact form  on this website or email Daren De Witt at the following email address: nvcresolutions[at]gmail.com.

Calendar
Overview of our Nonviolent Communication skills training courses & Identity Constellations workshops

Date

Workshop

Location

11 & 12 Sept 2021

Identity Constellations Workshop

Two half days online using Zoom

2 & 3 Oct 2021

Identity Constellations Workshop

Two half days online using Zoom

23, 24, 30 & 31 Oct 2021

NVC Foundation Training

Four half days online using Zoom

13, 14, 20 & 21 Nov 2021

NVC Foundation Training

Four half days online using Zoom

Foundation Trainings in Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

NVC Foundation Training Timings & Programme Outline
NVC Foundation Training Booking Information
NVC Foundation Training Dates
NVC Foundation Training Costs
NVC Foundation Training Previous Participant’s Comments
NVC Foundation Training Recommended Preparation

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Attending an NVC Foundation Training will help you to develop clarity concerning the essential concepts and tools used in NVC.  You will also develop a basic level of fluency, which will help you to use Nonviolent Communication effectively in your daily life – professional or personal.  NVC foundation trainings are also a pre-requisite for many of the further Nonviolent Communication skills workshops available in both the UK and worldwide.  We expect you will find attending one challenging, moving, supportive and fun!

Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training Timings & Programme Outline:

FACE TO FACE NVC FOUNDATION TRAININGS:   When held face to face our NVC foundation trainings are 2 days in length, taking place from 10am to 5.30pm on both days.  Usually the training takes place on the Saturday and Sunday of one weekend.  The total training time is 12 hours.

Outline of the 2-day face to face NVC Foundation Training: Click here to view a pdf outline of this NVC Foundation Training in its 2-day face to face format.

ONLINE NVC FOUNDATION TRAININGS:   Currently, due to Covid19, these foundation trainings are being held online over four half days spanning two weekends.  In this online format, the trainings take place from 9.30am-2pm on the first day, from 9.30am-1.30pm on days two and three, and from 9.30am-3.30pm on the final day.  Short breaks will be included, resulting in a total of 16 hours training time.

Outline of the 4 session online NVC Foundation Training: Click here to view an outline of this NVC Foundation Training in its 4-session online format, taking place over four half days.

NB Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the NVC Foundation Training. The certificate does not authorise you to teach NVC others, but can be used as proof for professional development/CPD or for proof when attending further NVC trainings.

To book on a Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training Course:

For further information about, or to book on, a Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training, please either fill in the  contact form  on this website or email Daren De Witt at the following email address: nvcresolutions[at]gmail.com.

Upcoming Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training Dates:

Date

Location

Led by

23, 24, 30 & 31 Oct 2021

Online over four mornings using Zoom

Daren De Witt

13, 14, 20 & 21 Nov 2021

Online over four mornings using Zoom

Daren De Witt

Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training Costs:

Individual rates (If you are paying for the training from your own pocket):
If you earn more than £30,000 before tax:  £220
If you earn between £20,000-£30,000 before tax:  £190
If you earn less than £20,000 before tax:  £160
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

Organisational rates (If your employer is paying for your place on the training):
Small Charity rate:  £240 (If you work for a charity with fewer than 15 employees and they will pay for the training).
Public sector / Large Charity rate:  £270 (If you work for a public sector organisation, such as a local council or the NHS, or a charity with more than 15 employees, and they will pay for the training).
Private sector rate:  £300 (If you work for a profit making company and they will pay for the training).
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

For further information about, or to book on, a Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training, please either fill in the  contact form  on this website or email Daren De Witt at the following email address: nvcresolutions[at]gmail.com.

Comments from previous Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training course participants:

“Thanks very much for the course, I think this has been the most powerful learning I have ever had!” – C. French, Feb 2021

“As a beginner in NVC, taking Darren’s foundation course was so helpful. He really clarified the techniques for me through a combination of clearly explained theory, illustrated with examples from his own life, and role-playing and practice sessions to help build these new muscles. His online classes ran like clockwork and were packed with learning without being overwhelming.” – Suzanne K, Feb 2021

“The NVC foundation training course was the perfect opportunity for me to practice and embed the theory of NVC that I had learned from Marshall’s book. The mixture of theory with exercises and role plays, the moments provided for meditation and self-connection as well as the time taken by Daren to thoroughly answer any questions and concerns, made the course a deep and meaningful learning experience. The fact that the course was held online due to the Covid pandemic did not detract from the trust and connection that was built up over the two weekends which I feel was aided hugely by Daren’s authenticity, warmth and calm presence. The strong connections made between course members has enabled us to continue working together post-training to deepen our NVC practice.” – J Yeung, Sept 2020

“This online NVC course is perfect. I highly recommend Daren’s course, he perfectly balances NVC theory and practice and is flexible and attentive to the group’s needs. Our group was smaller than you might find in an “in person” setting which added to the intimacy and trust of the experience. I value this experience very highly, the lessons learned are lasting and a great introduction to the practice of NVC.” – Maria Sbiti, participant on Daren’s April 2020 online NVC foundation training

“I appreciated Daren’s anecdotes of putting this into practice, his realism, his honesty, his careful pairing and overwhelmingly positive responses, plenty of opportunity to practice, humour and a safe space to explore and be vulnerable.” – R Woolhouse, May 2019

“The NVC foundation training I did with Daren has been one of the most valuable workshops I’ve ever attended! I’ve become more empathic and more in tune with my needs/feelings. I still have a long way to go, but I see progress and it’s motivating.” – D Denisjonok, Oct 2018

“Amazing two days experience, with a lot of practice and in-depth material. Highly recommended!” – M Coman, April 2018

I’m amazed by how much has become clearer to me during this weekend. Such simple revelations but very necessary ones! – M Montague, Sept 2017

“Daren’s NVC foundation course was perfectly delivered with pure heart, grace, intelligence, wisdom and humour!” – S Daly, May 2017

Nonviolent Communication Training Course London 2“Daren provided the best demonstration I have seen and was highly instructional.” – A Peacock, April 2017

“NVC is a key player in a much-needed global shift in consciousness – from seeing other people as good and bad to seeing other people as simply trying to meet their needs. Experiencing guided practice on a course such as this is crucial to developing the skill – theory alone will not suffice.” – H Morgan, March 2017

“Daren’s training was well structured and really advanced my understanding of NVC theory and fluency for practice. Highly recommended to get you started in NVC!” – A Clare, Dec 2016

“Daren is a very experienced trainer. From day one I started putting the skills into practice. Life changing course!” – S Rehan, Jan 2016

“Daren is a fantastic trainer. I learned a lot of helpful information and loved the practice sessions. Every relationship I have has improved 10 fold as a result and I am a much happier person.” – S Nordmark, Nov 2015

“Perhaps the best spent 12 hours of my life.” – L Phillips, Nov 2015

“Thank you for a great workshop at the weekend! I am using this ‘new language’ and ‘new tool’ whenever I can throughout my day, and not just when someone is angry, but to try and really listen to people, hear their feelings and needs, and make a connection. My relationship with my husband has much improved, we are so much more connected, and it’s still work in progress, it’s great! I am so happy.” – J Elliot, July 2014

“Daren was clear, compassionate & knowledgeable. His passion for NVC really came across. I felt he really cared for us.” – R Lalor, March 2013

“This was amazing!! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the hope!! This is a beginning of something wonderful I think!” – A Heimersson, Sept 2012

“I keep getting a sense of something finely crafted – refined – precise – carefully positioned – no waste – everything with a clear purpose – a beautiful whole – a masterpiece even – dense and full and rich, and yet easy and fluid and flowing.” – S Johnson, March 2012

“I want to express my gratitude again for a very special weekend . . . as powerful and as rich in ancient truth and wisdom as the principles of NVC are (and I believe Marshall to be one of the great teachers of the last century along with the likes of Gandhi, Luther King and Mandela), what we received was as much the part that you played in teaching us. I was profoundly touched by your willingness to share your own struggles and successes with us. Also, your presentation and facilitation skills were clear, connecting and seamless. I also get how important this work is to you personally and that was impacting too.” – J. Kingston, Oct 2011

“This was a really enriching training programme. I was made to feel very comfortable and safe by the facilitators and the great group of co-trainees. Thank you – very inspiring!” – F Brooks, Oct 2011

“A wonderful course and a wonderful concept. I look forward to applying it.” – P Bijwe, May 2011

“Probably the best training (the most useful) I’ve attended in the past 10 years.” – S Warwick, May 2011

Recommended Preparation for Nonviolent Communication Foundation Trainings:

We request that people prepare for foundation trainings by reading Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenberg (ISBN 1-892-005-03-4). You can read info and reviews about this book, as well as purchase it from Amazon via the link on the right. Or you can purchase it from Watkins bookshop on 19 Cecil Court, central London, WC2N 4EZ (near Leceister Square tube).

Alternatively, you can watch the following 3 hour Youtube video of Marshall Rosenberg introducing Nonviolent Communication to an audience in San Francisco in the year 2000.

Post-foundation NVC Trainings

At the post-foundation level, Daren De Witt has combined with four other London-based NVC trainers to create the NVC London Intermediate Training Programme (see below for more information about this programme). This is the only post-foundation level training that Daren is offering, as he is otherwise focused on Identity Constellations workshops, which helps us to explore and heal from the impact of our unmet needs on our development from the commencement of our lives onwards.

For other post-foundation NVC trainings, please visit either nvc-uk.com or cnvc.org.

What is the NVC London Intermediate Training Programme?

The NVC London Intermediate training programme consists of 12 days of training across the course of a year, one day per month. We have focused on making the programme as flexible as possible. Each training stands alone, so you can attend as few or as many of the days as you wish. You can start at any point during the year and following the training through to completion for yourself the following year. You can also attend any days you miss during one year in the following year.

The trainings will be facilitated by five London-based certified NVC trainers. Each trainer is facilitating approx two training days from the programme. So you will be able to enjoy the individual perspective, understanding and specialism of each trainer. We hope you will enjoy the richness of the themes and trainer input that this programme offers.

Intention

To deepen your understanding and experience of NVC in theory and practice. Sustained input over the course of a year will support you to integrate and embody NVC more fully in your life.

Pre-requisite

Participants will be expected to have completed a two day foundation training in NVC, or equivalent. This will ensure a common foundation for intermediate level engagement and practice.

Facilitated by five London-based certified NVC trainers

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NVC London Intermediate training dates, themes and facilitators for 2020-21

(For more information about each individual training, please locate it on the events page of this website – https://nvc-uk.com/events/)

2021 Dates and Topics

16-17 Jan (2 half-days): Transforming Conflict. Facilitated by Ceri Buckmaster
13 Feb: Cultivating Self-Empathy & Compassion. Facilitated by Tracy Seed
6-7 March (2 half-days): Learning from our Mistakes, Mourning & Expressing Regret. Facilitated by Daren De Witt
10 Apr: NVC & Trauma. Facilitated by Daren De Witt & Tracy Seed.
22 May: Saying “No” with Courage and Care. Facilitated by Cath Burke
19 June: Transforming the pain of unmet needs. Facilitated by Carolyn Davies
17(/18) July: Requests to Restore Flow. Facilitated by Ceri Buckmaster
7-8 Aug (2 half-days): Transforming anger with NVC. Facilitated by Daren De Witt
18 Sept: NVC and Mindfulness: Introduction to the Dyad Process. Facilitated by Carolyn Davies
9(/10) Oct: NVC and Power and Privelege – How can NVC support? Facilitated by Ceri Buckmaster
6 Nov: Me, myself and I: our inner critic & Embodying Self-empathy. Facilitated by Cath Burke
11 Dec: Practical tools for developing NVC fluency. Facilitated by Tracy Seed

Learning from our Mistakes, Mourning and Expressing Regret

Date: Sat 6 – Sun 7 March 2021

Location Online in 2021, due to Covid19 restrictions.

On this intermediate level NVC workshop we will explore how to connect with ourselves and others when we mess up! We will explore how we talk to ourselves and what is going on for us internally. We will also look at how we can connect with the people who have been impacted by our actions and how we can express our regret in a connected and connecting way.

Themes covered will include:
– How we connect with ourselves when we make mistakes, exploring and practicing the concepts and dynamics of the ‘inner educator’ and ‘inner chooser’ as defined by Marshall Rosenberg.
– What it means to ‘mourn’ in NVC.
– Judgemental apology vs life-connected apology.
– Expressing our regret in a life-connected way.

The day will be focused on practice, using examples from your own life.

Prerequisite

This workshop is part of the NVC London Intermediate Training Programme (see above for more info).  Participants will be expected to have completed a two day foundation training in NVC, or equivalent.  This will ensure a common foundation for intermediate level engagement and practice.

Timings:

9.30am till 12.45pm on both Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th March.  There will be a 15 minute tea break mid-morning.

Prices:

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
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

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 and they will pay for the training).
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, and they will pay for the training).
Private sector rate:  £150 (If you work for a profit making company and they will pay for the training).
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

NVC and Trauma

Date: Sat 10th April 2021

NB This workshop will take place online, due to Covid19 restrictions.

On this one-day course, we will explore stress and trauma and its relationship to NVC. The day will include a mixture of theory and carefully supported practice. You will be given some resources to support you to restore to equilibrium during moments of activation.

Themes covered will include:
– Exploring some current theories and models of stress and trauma
– Bringing awareness to our stress and trauma responses and how they impact our capacity to stay empathic and relational (in NVC consciousness)
– Explore key needs that relate to trauma
– Learn some simple techniques and practices for restoring equilibrium, during moments of our own activation
– Understand how to accompany others when they are triggered into a stress or trauma response

The day will be focused on practice, using examples from your own life.

Prerequisite

This workshop is part of the NVC London Intermediate Training Programme (see above for more info).  Participants will be expected to have completed a two day foundation training in NVC, or equivalent.  This will ensure a common foundation for intermediate level engagement and practice.

Timings:

10am till 5pm on Saturday 10th April.  There will be two 15 minute tea breaks and one 45-60 minute lunch break during the day.

Prices:

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
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

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 and they will pay for the training).
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, and they will pay for the training).
Private sector rate:  £150 (If you work for a profit making company and they will pay for the training).
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

Transforming Anger with NVC

Date: Sat 7 – Sun 8 August 2021

NB I have decided to run this training online.  Covid19 restrictions may be lifted by August 2021, however both participants and I need to plan for the training in advance – booking a training room, accommodation, etc. So even if restrictions have lifted considerably by August, this training will still take place online.

Anger is a powerful and widespread emotion in our culture and NVC has a unique approach to it.  In NVC we define it as a ‘life-alienated emotion’.  The NVC approach to anger differs from the basic NVC model, including an extra step!

During this workshop we will explore how to connect with our anger and ensure that it is expressed in a life affirming way. We will understand the range of feelings that often underlie anger.  Finally, we will look at how we can connect with other people when they are angry, either with us or with someone else.

The day will be focused on practice, using examples from your own life.

Prerequisite

This workshop is part of the NVC London Intermediate Training Programme (see above for more info).  Participants will be expected to have completed a two day foundation training in NVC, or equivalent.  This will ensure a common foundation for intermediate level engagement and practice.

Timings:

9.30am till 12.45pm on both Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Aug.  There will be a 15 minute tea break mid-morning.

Prices:

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
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

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 and they will pay for the training).
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, and they will pay for the training).
Private sector rate:  £150 (If you work for a profit making company and they will pay for the training).
Concessions available: Daren is happy to dialogue with you if any of these prices would prevent you from coming.

To book: To book on this training, please email Daren at nvcresolutions[at]gmail.com or message him via the contact form on this website.