Home > Event > Bristol: Six-Week, Level Two Course (Empathy)

Bristol: Six-Week, Level Two Course (Empathy)

Bristol: Six-Week, Level Two Course (Empathy)

Deepening NVC course

People who get heard are more likely to listen.
Imagine interacting with others in a way that allows everyone’s needs to be equally valued.

Empathy creates connection and strengthens existing relationships, in all areas of our lives. It can bridge temperamental, cultural and religious differences. Featuring the NVC Tree of Compassionate Connection, the Self-empathy Dance Floor, empathy listening exercises, the 13 Step Inner/Outer Dance Floor. More information on the NVC Dance Floors.

This Level Two (Deepening) course is designed for practising skills learned in your Level One or Foundation Training, plus developing further understanding and skills in the area of empathy. (The other Level Two courses we offer are in the areas of anger and conflict).

Course aims

  • Review and practice the basic ingredients of NVC.
  • Share the ups and downs of applying NVC in your life.
  • Extend skills and understanding with the NVC Dance Floors.
  • Discover the healing power of presence.
  • Connect empathically with yourself and others.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to list the purpose and specific learnable skills of Nonviolent Communication.
  • Be able to list the Four Ingredients of Observation, Feeling, Need and Request.
  • Be able to use the Four Ingredients: expressing yourself to others; listening to others; and listening compassionately to yourself.
  • Be able to experientially describe the connection between self-empathy and empathy.
  • Be able to self-empathize in challenging situations.
  • Be able to hear the needs behind challenging messages.


Please read Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life if you haven’t alreday, or take a refresher with one of the videos on our training preparation page. You might also value our series of NVC Life Hacks on YouTube.

When and where

Six Mondays (18 and 25 March; 1, 8, and 29 April 2019. NB we skip 22 April for Easter Bank Holiday), 7:15 — 9:30pm.

See a Map
Venue: Bristol Central Quaker Meeting House (Room 4), Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB. Get directions.


Shantigarbha, certified with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Find out more about us.

Training fees

We want to make this work as accessible as possible while making it sustainable in the UK and abroad. To this end, we have a sliding scale of £120 / £235 / £350.

  • Choose the lowest figure if you are on benefits and/or regularly struggling to pay the rent.
  • Choose the highest figure if you are regularly eating out well, and/or paid for by your employer, and/or want to support others with fewer financial resources to attend this workshop, and/or want to support Seed of Peace spread NVC in areas of the world where there are fewer financial resources.
  • Choose a figure in the middle e.g. £215, if you are in between.

When you book, please say the amount you are offering to pay. If you are unsure how to decide, please get in touch with us.

Registration and paying your deposit

Please use the online form below.

Further information

For more information on Nonviolent Communication, see our what is NVC? page, the Centre for Nonviolent Communication website, or you could contact us directly.