“It’s never what people do that make us angry; it’s what we tell ourselves about what they did.”
~ Marshall Rosenberg.
Anger is a powerful emotion. Can you imagine the power of transforming it?
About this Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Level Two Course
This Level Two (Deepening) Course is designed for practising skills learned in your Level One or Foundation Training, plus further developing understanding and skills in the area of anger, guilt, shame, and depression.
- Learn how to express anger fully without blame, attack or threat.
- Learn how to receive anger in ways that increase safety, respect and understanding.
- Clarify your feelings and needs in challenging situations.
- Extend skills and understanding with the “Anger, Guilt, Shame and Depression” Dance Floor. Dance Floors are spatial maps of the NVC process which we will use as a visual reference to learn and practice the steps of the NVC process.
The other Level Two courses we offer are in the areas of empathy and conflict.
Book this course
You will need to have completed a Level One course before booking on this Course. We would suggest reading Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, if you haven’t already.
When and where
Six Mondays: 4, 11, 18 and 25 March; (skip Easter Monday 1 April) 8 and 15 April 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.
Practice and play in the learning space and watching the dance between anger, judging unmet needs, and transformed feeling has let me get past my flight or freeze response to my fear of anger in real situations.
Andrew, workshop facilitator and musician.
Who is this course for?
People who want a practical, experiential introduction to Nonviolent 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.
NB. Preparation is not required to participate.
- Read Shantigarbha’s book on empathy I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication
- Reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
- Watch one of the videos on our training preparation page.
- Sample our series of NVC Life Hacks on YouTube.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.