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Somerset: NVC Level One Course (two Sundays)

Somerset: NVC Level One Course (two Sundays)

Conflict happens in all relationships — with our partners, our children, our colleagues and within our communities. Nonviolent communication, or NVC, is a way of learning to deal with these conflicts whilst maintaining our connection with others even though it may be difficult. If we are able to be in touch with our needs, it’s more likely that we’ll be able to hear other’s needs — without judgement, blame or criticism.

This two-day NVC Level One Course in Shepton Montague (near Bruton in Somerset) will give you the basic skills for applying NVC in your own life. Whether you come as a couple, with a friend, or by yourself, you will learn powerful and transformative tools for dealing with conflicts, through self-connection, empathising with others and expressing yourself more fully from a place of compassion.

Course aims

  • Introduces you to the steps of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process for use in expressing yourself to others, listening to others, and listening compassionately to yourself.
  • Gives you sufficient information and practice to start using NVC in your daily life.
  • Is run in an experiential style working with examples from participants’ lives.
  • Is a recognised stepping stone to further NVC training.
  • Is a safe learning environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the four steps of the NVC process.
  • Learn new and effective communication skills in a playful and supportive environment.
  • Explore connecting with others in times of conflict and with those who have different worldviews.
  • Discover how to shift from a paradigm of demands, rewards and consequences, to a paradigm of self-responsibility, connection, trust, mutual support and interdependence.
  • Practice becoming more present and experience taking a time in.

Who, when, where

Trainer: Gesine Schrader is a CNVC-certified trainer, living in Bristol. For the past four years she has facilitated NVC events in the UK, India, USA and Germany. Her passion is to share NVC wherever people want to know how to improve the quality of connection in their relationships at home, at work and in their communities.

Date and time: Sunday 4 November and Sunday 25 November 2018. Both days 10am – 5pm.

Venue: Manor Barn, Sheption Montague, Somerset BA9 8JB.

Training fees

Sliding scale £250 – £100 to reflect your income. As a guideline for choosing your fee:

  • 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 to spread NVC in areas of the world where there are fewer financial resources, please choose the highest figure, £250.
  • If you are on benefits and/or regularly struggling to pay the rent, please choose the lowest figure, £100.
  • Choose a figure in the middle e.g. £175, if you are in between.

If you wish to reserve a place or have questions and want to speak to someone about what to expect, please contact
Sonia Himalaya on himalayanfruitee@gmail.com. Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of participants will be limited.


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