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Experience the magic of a year-long NVC learning community. Our theme is drawn from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication’s Certification Preparation Packet, which provides a complete journey from initial encounters with Nonviolent Communication to advanced NVC mediation and facilitation skills.

Knowing: learn and clarify the concepts of Nonviolent Communication.
Living: Embody the compassionate consciousness of NVC in your daily life, including spirituality and social change.
Sharing: Get support to share Nonviolent Communication skills with others at home, work and in workshops settings.

This Year Training course is based on the intention and skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The fifteen days of the training count towards CNVC certification. There are five modules in the Year Training between October 2017 and July 2018. Each module is a three-day, residential course held at PETT, near Cheltenham.

All modules are led by Shantigarbha and Gesine Schrader.

Ready to book? Use the Year Training 2017-18 application form.

About the Training: What is Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

Year Training 2015-16
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NVC was developed by Marshall Rosenberg over a period of forty years as a response to one simple yet powerful question: why do some people continue to act compassionately, even in deeply challenging situations? NVC is now being used by a worldwide network of trainers and practitioners in fields such as education, parenting, mediation, conflict resolution, psychotherapy, and social change. Further introduction to NVC.

New this year: Facilitation Track

A special track on the 2017–18 Year Training if you want to concentrate on the facilitation aspects of NVC.

  • Explore facilitation skills, including planning sessions, brief empathy and how to “hold” a group.
  • Practise offering NVC exercises and Dance Floors with feedback from a trainer.
  • Enjoy the mutual support of others on the Facilitation Track.
  • Enjoy support and suggestions on how to progress on your own path as an NVC trainer.

Who’s it for? To support clarity and depth on this track, we’re inviting only those who have attended the five modules of the 2016-17 Year Training.

Who will benefit from attending the course?

The modules of this training are open to people of all levels of NVC skill and experience, from complete newcomers to those already sharing NVC. You will gain:

  • Opportunities for healing and learning a process you can use to support others.
  • Developing your communication skills to improve relationships at home and work.
  • Learning and support from fellow-participants in an on-going NVC community.
  • Ideas and support to create the kind of world you want to live in.

Feeling very grateful for Shantigarbha’s year programme. The programme really helped my Nonviolent Communication (NVC) knowledge and practice. I enjoyed being introduced to such a great range of ideas and having so many different ways to practice. I loved being part of a learning community, including the group calls in between sessions. The connections I made have continued beyond the end of the programme. I can recommend it for anyone wanting to deepen their NVC practice.

Esther Cook