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India: NVC Training Programme Level One, Course Structure

Each day of the Indian NVC Training Programme corresponds to a week of the six-week course (Day One corresponds to Week One, etc.)

Day One: “I’ll meet you there.”

– Arriving exercise
– Understanding conflict through a group role play
– The Big Picture: The NVC Tree of Compassionate Connection
– Fight, flight, freeze
– Practice diary

Day Two: Self-Empathy, growing your roots

– Self-empathy choices using Embodied NVC
– Fight, flight, freeze or self-empathy
– Feelings are feedback about needs: imagined situations
– Practice diary

Day Three: Deepening the roots of self-empathy

– Embodied self-empathy
– Observation input and exercise
– Guided self-empathy reflection
– Self-empathy fill-in sheet
– Practice diary

Day Four: Empathy (connection before correction)

– Embodied empathy
– How not to empathise!
– Empathy Archery
– Listening in silence
– Summarising
– Practice diary

Day Five: From empathising to expressing

– Sensing what’s important
– Sensing Feelings and Needs
– Expressing what’s alive in you
– Practice diary

Day Six: Fluency

– Embodying the movement between self-empathy, empathy and self-expression
– Do-able requests
– Making compassionate requests
– Ways to deepen your NVC learning and skills
– Practice diary


Please read Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life,or watch one of these videos: