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Life skills for Lockdown: Steps to Mourning and Healing

Life skills for Lockdown: Steps to Mourning and Healing

We’re all in the unusual situation of spending more time at home, and this brings its own communication challenges. In this online series we’ll be sharing the struggles of lockdown and helping you develop some skills, based on Nonviolent Communication, that you can apply immediately in your daily life. Each live episode will feature one of the NVC Life Hacks, as featured on NVC Academy

Steps to Mourning and Healing

Mourning is not just a process that happens after someone dies: it’s an experience we go through with loss of any kind. Shantigarbha offers us seven tips for working with mourning and healing. Link to Facebook event.

You can also download the Steps to Mourning and Healing handout.


Shantigarbha and Gesine Schrader, certified NVC trainers. More about us.

Who is this series for?

This series is for you if you are facing communication challenges as a result of lockdown. No previous training required. All life experience welcome! 

Times and platform

Times: 3.30pm London time (New York, 10.30am; New Delhi, 8pm)

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Platform: These will be online practice sessions. We will invite you to online calls, using a platform called Zoom — instructions to follow. Zoom allows us to break out into ‘rooms’ for smaller group work.

What can you expect on the call?

  • Watch Life Hack 6: Mourning together. However, if you want to be ahead of the game, you can watch it now over on YouTube.
  • Review what we’ve seen in the Life Hack.
  • Do a guided reflection, Steps to Mourning and Healing, for everyone.
  • Go into two groups to maximise airtime for sharing.
  • Come together for a closing round.
  • If you want, allocate you a buddy to stay in touch with during the next week.

Registering for this series

  1. Join the Life Skills Facebook group, where you can keep in touch with the Life Skills community and receive links to the calls.
  2. Go to the Steps to Mourning and Healing Facebook event and tick ‘Going’, to start interacting with other people who are interested in this topic.

Gift Culture

We are delighted to offer this series in the spirit of Gift Culture. If you’d like to contribute to our sustainability, you can go to our website and make a contribution based on a) the value that you hope/expect to derive from the calls, and b) your current financial resources and commitments. Alternatively, you could help us to be sustainable by inviting five friends to the next call. 


We want to create a comfortable space for those who want to share the challenges of lockdown, so we’re not planning to record these sessions. In other words, we’re not offering a ‘listen-only’ option.