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India: NVC Training Programme Level One course structure

Each day of the Indian NVC Training Programme corresponds to a week of a six-week course (Day One corresponds to Week One, etc.) Find out about the next Level one course, including costs and registration.

Day One: “I’ll meet you there”

  • Arriving exercise.
  • Understanding conflict through a group role play.
  • The Big Picture: The NVC Tree of Compassionate Connection.
  • Fight, flight, freeze.
  • Practice diary.

Day Two: Self-Empathy, growing your roots

  • Self-empathy choices using Embodied NVC.
  • Fight, flight, freeze or self-empathy.
  • Feelings are feedback about needs: imagined situations.
  • Practice diary.

Day Three: Deepening the roots of self-empathy

  • Embodied self-empathy.
  • Observation input and exercise.
  • Guided self-empathy reflection.
  • Self-empathy fill-in sheet.
  • Practice diary.

Day Four: Empathy (connection before correction)

  • Embodied empathy.
  • How not to empathise!
  • Empathy Archery.
  • Listening in silence.
  • Summarising.
  • Practice diary.

Day Five: From empathising to expressing

  • Sensing what’s important.
  • Sensing feelings and needs.
  • Expressing what’s alive in you.
  • Practice diary.

Day Six: Fluency

  • Embodying the movement between self-empathy, empathy and self-expression.
  • Do-able requests.
  • Making compassionate requests.
  • Ways to deepen your NVC learning and skills.
  • Practice diary.


We encourage you to watch at least one of the videos on our preparing for your training page, and particularly to read Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.