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Online: Six-Week, NVC Level One Course

Online: Six-Week, NVC Level One Course

About the Course

  • 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 interactive and experiential style working with examples from participants’ own lives.
  • Weekly video training segments. For examples, see our NVC Life Hacks series.
  • 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”.

When and Where

Six Thursdays: 12, 19 and 26 March; 2, 9 and 16 April 2020, 7:00 – 9:15pm, UK time.

This is an online course. We will invite you to six online calls, using a platform called Zoom — instructions to follow. Zoom allows us to break out into ‘rooms’ for smaller group and couples work.

Gift Culture

Gift Culture is a new paradigm that moves us away from making money a measurement of worth and value, towards focusing on the sustainability of the community as a whole. More about Gift Culture.

As part of our experimentation with financial-co-responsibility, we ask the following:  

  1. When you apply, select the £60 deposit option. We ask that you treat £60 as a non-refundable deposit for your place – you can attend and choose to contribute no more than £60. 
  2. At the end of the sixth session of the course, we will lead through a Money Pile, in which we will share our costs with you and ask you to make a financial contribution of your choosing towards the living costs of the trainers, Shantigarbha and Gesine.
    This will relate to a) the value you have derived from the course, and b) your current financial resources and commitments. On the booking form, we will ask you to confirm that you are aware of this.

A note on finances

We ask for a deposit of £60 to book your place and a financial contribution of your choosing. To meet our costs and to ensure the sustainability of the event we are suggesting a total contribution in the range of £100-£250 for an online course. If cost is a difficulty for you and this scale is too big a stretch for you at the moment, please do not let that stop you from attending as we would love to have you there. Please contact us to talk about it.


Shantigarbha and Gesine Schrader, certified trainers with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Find out more about us.

Registration and paying your deposit

Could you fill in the online registration form (form takes up to 10 seconds to load)? For further information please email Gesine or phone her on +44 (0)7840 056 289.


You could consider reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, or watch one of the videos on our training preparation page. You might also value our series of NVC Life Hacks on YouTube.

Further information

For more information on Nonviolent Communication, see our what is NVC? page, the Centre for Nonviolent Communication website, or you could contact us directly.