About the Trainings

Trainings are offered by certified trainers and non-certified trainers.

Intro Sessions is commonly a short introductory training that might run over 2 – 3 hours.

Foundation Level Training is the label commonly given to initial NVC trainings. If you have read the book, listened to some material or only recently discovered NVC this is likely to be the most beneficial training to commence. Generally, this training is in the form of a 2-day training or a series of five 2-3 hour sessions and has a strong focus on experiencing and developing NVC skills. After a Foundation Training you can expect to be able to use NVC in your daily life (express yourself honestly, receive another empathically and give yourself self-empathy). Fluency does take some practice and we recommend you join or form a practice group after attending a Foundation Training.

Sometimes a Foundation Level training has a specific application as its focus. eg. parenting, health professionals or business leadership.

Specialised Training is a training that can be suitable for all levels and it focuses on a particular aspect of NVC and/or how it is applied in practical situations.

Advanced Level Training is the name we give to trainings which build on Foundation Level skills. A Foundation Training is usually a prerequisite. Often an Advanced Training has a specific topic or application as the focus eg. Intimate Relationships, Mediation or Deep Empathy Healing.

Other Trainings are applicable to all levels and are often tailored to meet the needs of the attendees.

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Practice Groups are the generic name we give to groups meeting to study and practice NVC. Sometimes people in a practice group have no prior NVC training. More commonly practice group participants have completed Foundation Training. Usually a practice group is meeting and studying the ‘Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life’ book and its companion workbook. Most practice groups are leaderful i.e. the leadership is rotated around the group. A group may request support from a trainer.

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