Join a community of like-minded people to learn life-changing communication skills and breathe new life into relationships at home, at work and in the community.
About the course
Conflict is inevitable, violence isn’t. Do you want to learn how to solve inner conflicts, resolve your conflicts with others, and support people around you when they are in conflict with each other?
On this course you will practise the skills you’ve learned on your Level One course plus develop further understanding and skills in the area of conflict:
- Review and practice the basic ingredients of NVC.
- Share the ups and downs of applying NVC in your life.
- How to remain centred and break deadlocks in conflicts with others.
- How to make difficult decisions when you’re in inner conflict.
- How to learn from your limitations without losing self-respect.
- How to begin mediating between two people who are in conflict in both formal and informal settings.
The other Level Two courses we offer cover empathy and anger.
When and where
Six Mondays: 10, 17, 24, 31 January; 7, and 14 February 2022; 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 go into breakout rooms for smaller group work.
This is an interactive audio-visual course over the period of six weeks. 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 pair work. We ask that you agree to attend at least five of the six sessions. If you are going to miss more than one session, we ask that you book on a later cycle. In order to create a safe space for sharing, we will only be sharing recordings of the sessions with attendees on the course who aren’t able to make a particular evening i.e. there isn’t a ‘watch only’ option. To give attention to each person on the course, we are limiting the number of participants to 20.
Before applying, we ask you to have completed a Level One course of two days or equivalent with a certified trainer. Once you have been accepted on this course, we suggest:
- Rereading your Level One notes and handouts.
- Reading Shantigarbha’s book on empathy I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication
- If you haven’t done already, reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
- Watching one of the videos on our training preparation page.
- Sampling our series of NVC Life Hacks on YouTube.
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 experimenting with financial-co-responsibility, we ask the following:
- When you apply, select the £80 Booking Fee option. We ask that you treat £80 as a non-refundable deposit for your place – you can attend and choose to contribute no more than £80.
- At the end of the sixth session of the course, we will invite you to make a further contribution to help us continue and expand our work with others. 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 Booking Fee of £80 to book your place plus 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 £140–£300 for an online course. If this would be a hardship for you, please do not let that stop you from attending as we would love to have you there. Please contact us to talk about it.