Thinking Nonviolently

Monday 4 November - Wednesday 4 December

The live Zoom sessions are at 19:30-21:00 (UK time) on Monday 4 November, Wednesday 6 November and every following Wednesday.

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Thinking Nonviolently

You try to avoid violent actions and language, but are still conscious of the seeds of violence in some of your thoughts and attitudes? John and Diana Lampen will lead this exploration of how to think nonviolently.


This course is for anyone who wants to be part of a more peaceful world.

This course will guide you through gentle and practical ways to think, speak and act in a more peaceful spirit; gain insight into the personal roots of violence; and learn ways to function more peacefully and develop relationships free from destructive thoughts.

Diana and John Lampen have lived in and visited conflict situations including Northern Ireland, former Yugoslavia and apartheid South Africa, teaching the creative handling of conflict there and in Britain. John’s books include Mending Hurts, The Peace Kit (for children), Answering the Violence: Encounters with Perpetrators and Love Growing in Us: Questioning the Quaker Peace Testimony. Diana has taught yoga and relaxation for thirty-three years; in Northern Ireland, her pupils found her work most helpful in reducing the stress of the conflict.

This online course will run over 5 weeks, with an accompanying Moodle space full of rich resources, recordings and demonstrations by John and Diana. In the first week there will be 2 live online sessions, and thereafter 1 live online session every week.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsRecorded materialWorkshopWritten and visualZoom 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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