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ONLINE: The Mindful Communication Course, NVC Level One – 6-week (Mondays)

ONLINE: The Mindful Communication Course, NVC Level One – 6-week (Mondays)

How do you harness the power of mindfulness and empathy to increase trust and connection with others and ourselves, for personal and professional development?
Mindful Communication applies mindfulness skills to the area of communication. The course integrates approaches and exercises from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Nonviolent Communication (NVC), to help us enhance our ability to stay present and listen to the people around us, even when there’s conflict.

About this Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Level One Course

  • Feel more fully and richly alive – moment by moment.
  • Think and communicate more clearly and effectively.
  • Start communicating mindfully in your daily life.
  • Develop deeper, more satisfying and longer-lasting relationships.
  • Discover that stress and anxiety are optional.
  • Free yourself from, ‘re-active’ impulses and habit patterns.
  • Recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.
  • Develop safe and positive ways of dealing with chronic mental or physical pain.
  • Express and receive anger in ways that increase safety

This course offers:

  • guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices.
  • gentle mindful stretching.
  • group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life.
  • experiential exercises to bring mindfulness to self-connection, empathizing with others and expressing ourselves.
  • transforming anger using the Nonviolent Communication Anger process.
  • individually tailored instruction.
  • guided meditations and handouts.
  • challenge, learning, support and fun!

Home Practice

To support your progress on this course we ask that you do 30 minutes of home practice, six times a week.

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When and Where

Six Mondays: 13, 21 and 27 May; 3,10 and 17 June 2024, 19:00 – 21:15 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.

I would encourage other people to do this course by a) blackmailing them, b) bribing them, and c) sharing my A-ha moments with them.



Shantigarbha, certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and trained as a Mindfulness teacher at the Center for Mindfulness, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Find out more about us.

Who is this course for?

People who want a practical, experiential introduction to Mindful Communication. It’s an interactive audio-visual course over the period of six weeks. 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 22.

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.


NB. Preparation is not required to participate.

Orientation video

A week before the course starts, we’ll send you the link to a 15-minute orientation video. We offer this to ensure a smooth start to session one the following week, where we will have our focus on the NVC learning. In the video we go over important practical matters for attending an online course.

In the spirit of 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 experimenting with financial co-responsibility, we ask the following:  

  1. When you apply, select the £90 Booking Fee option. We ask that you treat £90 as a non-refundable deposit for your place – you can attend and choose to contribute no more than £90. 
  2. At the end of the sixth session of the course, we will invite you to make a further contribution to help us continue  to offer this work to others. On the booking form, we will ask you to confirm that you are aware of this.
  3. To meet our costs and to ensure the sustainability of the event we are suggesting a total contribution in the range of £160–£360 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.

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