Foundation Course in Nonviolent Communication

25 January - 29 February 2024

The live Zoom sessions are every Thursday at 19:00-21:15 (UK time)

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Would you love to deepen your personal relationships? Would you like to connect to yourself with empathy? Do you long for greater compassion and love in public discourse? Join others to learn the basics of Nonviolent Communication.

On this 6-week course we will connect with each other to learn and practise the skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as developed by Marshall Rosenberg. NVC encourages us to empathise with our own and others’ deeper needs, to create spaces of love and compassion. Previous participants have gone on to use NVC in their work in education or health; in their local meetings; and in their own personal relationships.

At a time when we are needing to have difficult conversations with each other on pressing and complex topics, Nonviolent communication is a powerful tool for seeking to embody our Peace Testimony in how we are with each other, inside and outside of Quaker spaces.

The course is held on Zoom with supporting materials available on Moodle. Participants will have the chance to practise in small groups with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

“It has been a very lovely experience. I really appreciated group exercises as it allowed me to contribute and try out things in practice”

The learning in this course is cumulative and the live sessions are key to this, so please only book onto this course if you are ready to attend at least 5 of the 6 sessions. If you attend all of them, you will receive an official certificate and will be able to progress onto further training in NVC with other training centres.

If you prefer learning face-to-face, this course will also run as a residential.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsWorkshopZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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