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NVC Year Training 2024-25: Knowing, Living & Sharing NVC

This page gives an introduction; elsewhere you can read up on the five module Syllabus, explore the venue, self-catering and fees, or fill in the online application form.

Experience the magic of a year-long NVC learning community. Our theme is drawn from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication’s Certification Preparation Packet, which provides a complete journey from initial encounters with Nonviolent Communication to advanced NVC mediation and facilitation skills:

  • Knowing: learn and clarify the concepts of Nonviolent Communication.
  • Living: Embody the compassionate consciousness of NVC in your daily life, including spirituality and social change.
  • Sharing: Get support to share Nonviolent Communication skills with others at home, at work and in workshops settings.

There are five, three-day residential modules offered in the spirit of Gift Culture, between October 2024 and June 2025, held at Maitreya House, near Hereford. The fifteen days of the training count towards CNVC certification.

Dates for your diary

  • Online Taster Session #1: Saturday 8 June, 10.30am  – 12.30pm. Book here
  • Online Taster Session #2: Sunday 1 September, 10.30am  – 12.30pm. Book here
  • Module One: Knowing NVC (10–13 October 2024)
  • Module Two: Living NVC (28 November – 1 December 2024).
  • Module Three: Healing past pain (20 – 23 February 2025)
  • Module Four: Transforming conflict (3 – 6 April 2025).
  • Module Five: Sharing NVC (12 – 15 June 2025).

More about the Year Training syllabus.

The benefits of a year-long training

  • The five modules give a sense of structure and progression.
  • The format offers greater depth than one-off workshops.
  • We become a community of people living and learning NVC.
  • The community offers mutual support.


All modules are led by CNVC-certified trainers Shantigarbha and Gesine Schrader About them. Between them they have decades of experience of supporting people in learning, living and sharing NVC.

Learning and living together

As well as learning the principles of NVC, we will also be exploring how to live as a temporary community during our time together. This will include working together on community tasks, such as cooking, washing up and cleaning. We will also be exploring how we make decisions and address conflict as a community.  We invite you to bring your courage and self-responsibility, bearing in mind that coming together as a community can be challenging, and conflicts may arise. It is in these situations that we are most likely to grow in our capacity to build community.

Online taster sessions and interview

We will be going on an intense year-long journey, and we want to get a sense beforehand of how it will be to travel together. We invite you to attend one of two online taster sessions: Saturday 8 June, 10.30am  – 12.30pm. Book here or Sunday 1 September, 10.30am  – 12.30pm. Book here The fee for attending a taster session will be £25.00, deductible from your organisational fee when you register for the Year Training.

When you register, we will invite you to a short online interview, so that you can ask us questions, and we can get a sense if you’ll thrive on the way.  

I have been on two of Gesine and Shantigarbha’s Year Trainings, which met many, many needs. They were both fantastic experiences which I highly recommend.

Kate Aldous, 21-22 and 22-23 participant.

About the Training: What is Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

NVC was developed by Marshall Rosenberg over a period of forty years as a response to one simple yet powerful question: why do some people continue to act compassionately, even in deeply challenging situations? NVC is now being used by a worldwide network of trainers and practitioners in fields such as education, parenting, mediation, conflict resolution, psychotherapy, and social change. Further introduction to NVC.

General Information

  • Participants will be invited to form Empathy Home Groups that will meet daily during the modules and be encouraged to meet face-to-face or by online between modules.
  • Introductory reconnecting session at the start of each module.
  • Concluding session at the end of each module including next steps.
  • A morning session ‘Remembering’ our collective purpose and planning the day.
  • An evening session ‘Harvesting’ the day’s learning.
  • Space in the evening for fun and games, including singing and dancing!
  • Community calls in between modules to foster community and for ongoing support.

Who will benefit from attending this training?

This Year Training is open to you if you have done an NVC Level One training or equivalent 2-day Foundation Training with a CNVC-certified trainer. You will gain from:

  • Learning, living and sharing the principles and skills of NVC.
  • Opportunities for healing and learning a process you can use to support others.
  • Developing your communication skills to improve relationships at home, work and in the community.
  • Learning and support from fellow-participants in an on-going NVC community.
  • Ideas and support to create the kind of world you want to live in.

In the spirit of Gift Culture

We offer this Year Training in the spirit of Gift Culture. As part of this, we ask for a Booking Fee of £1390.00 (that’s equivalent to £278.00 per 3-day module) when you apply, and a further amount of your choosing at the end of each module. Our booking deadline is Monday 9 September, 2024.

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