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Venue, Fees, and General Information

There is a single fee for all five modules of the Year Training. The fee includes:

  • Tuition.
  • Vegetarian food.
  • Accommodation, except if you book a single/twin in The Longhouse, for which there is a surcharge (see Booking Form).
  • Materials, including handouts.

We want to make this workshop series available to as many people as possible, in a way that’s sustainable for us financially. This year, for simplicity, we’ve replaced the previous sliding scale with registration periods:

  • Earlybird: £1760 before 31 August.
  • Regular price: £2200 from 22 August.

If you choose to pay more than this, it will go towards supporting participants who otherwise couldn’t attend. It will also allow us to share NVC in countries like India and Nepal, where participants financial resources are considerably less.

How to apply

We invite you to register online using the Year Training 2018-19 application form. We request a non-refundable deposit of £100 to secure your place (see the application form for payment options). On the form we will also ask you to agree to a schedule for the balance of the fee.


All five modules will be hosted at Paddington Farm, Glastonbury. Paddington Farm is a charitable trust and a social enterprise, located on a 43 acre organic farm situated at the foot of the famous Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. As well as being a working farm, Paddington Farm provides accommodation for children from disadvantaged urban areas. They also provide some free rural educational activities to enhance the farm experience and to promote environmental responsibility. For more information about Paddington Farm, including travel directions, visit their website.

Group size and accommodation

Due to the number of beds available at the venue, we are limiting the number of places on the Year Training to twenty. Accommodation is in dormitory and individual rooms.


General information

Participants will be invited to form Empathy Home Groups. These will meet daily during the modules. You will be encouraged to meet (face-to-face or by Skype) between the modules to foster community and for ongoing support.

Year Training participants at a teabreak
Year Training 2015 participants at a teabreak

To prepare for the Training, if you haven’t already, please read Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life or watch a DVD.

Further information

Contact Gesine Schrader via our email contact form, or phone her on 07840 056 289.