NVC UK INFOPOINT
Nonviolent Communication in the UK


This web page has information about ways Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is being used in the UK, to help you find people working in your region and in your area of interest.
 
Those listed below are part of a network disseminating NVC in the UK and beyond.

They are:

 
The Centre for Nonviolent Communication (www.CNVC.org) is a global organization whose vision is a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully. In this vision, people are using NVC to create and participate in networks of worldwide life-serving systems in economics, education, justice, healthcare and peace-keeping. It links trainers, organisers and supporters working with people from all walks of life in 35 countries.

Marshall Rosenberg began developing his model of Nonviolent Communication more than forty years ago in the US, in response to the physical, emotional and spiritual violence he witnessed in society. Since his first visit to the UK in 1993, enthusiasts here have developed a variety of approaches for making NVC accessible to others. Of these, two are more common:

  • An agreed curriculum is presented as an ‘NVC Foundation Course’, with subsequent courses offering increased depth, breadth and complexity, some targeted at particular issues.

  • NVC is used in workplaces and communities to help people apply it to the issues they are encountering and to bring about a shift in situations characterised by conflict and suffering. The emphasis is on bringing change to the live situation. Participants in these initiatives absorb NVC by observing experienced practitioners and by practising the skills in real situations.



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Name:

Maria Arpa                          Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

07831 302010

Email:             

maria[at]mariaarpa.co.uk

Website:          

www.mariaarpa.co.uk

Region:

Based in London, works throughout UK

Focus:

Mediation and Conflict Resolution practice, training and supervision, UK and International for individuals, couples, young people, communities, corporations and government



Name:

Ruud Baanders          Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01865-425769 and 07757-549807

Email:

info[at]mahakaruna.org.uk and info[at]themindfulnessorganization.com

Website:

www.mahakaruna.org.uk and www.themindfulnessorganization.com

Region:

Based in Oxford, works UK and The Netherlands

Focus:

Organization, teams, mediation, coaching and public trainings



Name:

Beauchamp Bagenal            Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

01462 679670         

Email:             

b.bagenal[at]ntlworld.com

Website:          

 

Region:

Based in Hertfordshire, works in Hertfordshire / London

Focus:

Coaching, courses, conflict resolution, mediation, training at work and in schools, individual/couples sessions, practice groups.



Name:

Bridget Belgrave                        Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01865 865008

Email:             

admin[at]LifeResources.org.uk

Website:          

www.LifeResources.org.uk & www.NvcDanceFloors.com

Region:

Based in Oxford, works UK, Europe, and internationally.

Focus:

Public open workshops; Online events; NVC learning tools - product development and publishing; NVC Dance Floors; values-based organizations; supporting people to communicate with each other (in private sessions); individual sessions in person or online; integrating NVC and the arts. Open to other focus areas not listed here.



Name:

Jill Broadbent              Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

07951 696380 / 0207 689 1233

Email:             

jillabroadbent[at]gmail.com

Website:

www.compassionatecommunication.co.uk

Region:

London area and Norfolk

Focus:

Offering courses and facilitating groups using NVC to enhance relationships and support community; and working with individuals to support them in practical ways to embrace life and live more joyfully.

   

Name:

Richard Broadbent             Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

020 7689 1233      07712 586965

Email:             

richard@compassionatecommunication.co.uk

Website:

www.compassionatecommunication.co.uk

Region:

London

Focus:

Regular one day and weekend courses that focus on bringing compassion and understanding to our relationships through a deepening understand of the living energy of our needs.  Courses are also offered for groups and organizations, organized flexibly around your requirements.



Name:

Cath Burke             Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

07847828636          

Email:             

info[at]thrivetalking.com

Website:          

www.thrivetalking.com

Region:

London, NW

Focus:

Introductory and intermediate NVC trainings, sometimes combined with 5Rhythms dance; using NVC in the classroom with adults in Further Education



Name:

Shona Cameron              Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

07905 094040    

Email:             

shonaccameron@gmail.com

Website:          

www.withunity.co.uk

Region:

Based in Glasgow and works widely in the UK and internationally

Focus:

Bringing NVC to Education incl. working with Restorative Approaches. Training for teachers and school support staff and resource development. One to One support and trainer development.


Name:

Pat Dannahy               Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

01242 698409   

Email:             

pat[at]Touchstones.org.uk

Website:          

www.Touchstones.org.uk 

Region:

Based in Cheltenham, works in England, Ireland and beyond

Focus:

Mediation & reconciliation, communities, prisons, coaching, personal development, bespoke & public trainings, research



Name:

Daren De Witt               Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

07968 034 828     

Email:             

nvcresolutions[at]gmail.com

Website:          

www.nvc-resolutions.co.uk

Region:

Based in London, works throughout the UK and beyond

Focus:

Regular NVC trainings for the general public and organisations;  mediation and conflict management training for organisations;  peer mediation and conflict resolution for schools;  NVC counselling & coaching for individuals and couples, face to face and via phone and skype.



Name:

Elizabeth English (Locana)      Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01223 429926 / 07811 289671       

Email:             

info[at]lifeatwork.co.uk

Website:          

www.lifeatwork.co.uk

Region:

Based in Cambridge, works widely in UK

Focus:

Courses, consultancy, coaching; conflict resolution,  mediation, team-work for personal and professional  development



Name:

Anna Finlayson                      Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

020 8506 9793 / 07800 511 797      

Email:             

anna[at]nvc-resolutions.co.uk

Website:          

www.nvc-resolutions.co.uk 

Region:

Based on London/Essex border, working in London and beyond

Focus:

Public training, conflict resolution for organisations, couples work, mediation



Name:

Fabiola Fuentes             Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01309 671237 / 07733 456711        

Email:             

fabiolafuentesnvc[at]yahoo.co.uk

Website:          

www.projectmingueo.wordpress.com www.wherethereishope.wordpress.com

Region:

Works in Scotland, Brighton, Spain and South America 

Focus:

Trainings, conflict resolution for organisations,community groups, individuals, couples. Coaching by phone / Skype / email.  Interested in social change and applying nvc in  projects of social, economic and environmental sustainability.


Name:

Michael Gabriel              Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

01923 897599 / 07951 004670        

Email:             

michael[at]changes-context.co.uk

Website:          

www.changes-context.co.uk

Region:

Based in London, works throughout UK and Europe

Focus:

Workshops, public trainings, 1-1; mediation and conflict resolution for couples; business and public sector; psychotherapist; life coach; counsellor; dance therapist



Name:

Jane Gear                        Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

0131 556 1546      

Email:             

janegear[at]hotmail.co.uk

Website:          

 

Region:

Based in Edinburgh, works mainly in Scotland/North of  England

Focus:

Training for groups and organisations; counselling and personal development; coaching individuals and couples; telephone coaching and consultations



Name:

Laura Harvey                Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

07986 581952       

Email:             

lauraharvey[at]sharedspace.org.uk

Website:          

www.sharedspace.org.uk

Region:

Works widely in the UK especially Oxfordshire, and by request in Yorkshire and the North West, particularly Manchester

Focus:

Public trainings, organisations, education & parenting, the arts and individual coaching



Name:

Luli Harvey                       Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

020 8 674 8950 / 07720 548 104

Email:             

lucillaharvey[at]btinternet.com

Website:          

www.luliharveycounselling.co.uk

Region:

Based in London

Focus:

Using NVC in psychosexual and relationship counselling with individuals and couples, in NHS and private practice. Teaching 10 week Adult Education course in Compassionate Communication

 

Name:

Dunia Hategekimana       Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01425 611896       

Email:             

db-hategekimana[at]daraja.com

Website:          

 

Region:

Based in Hampshire/Dorset, works in UK, Africa, Asia, Latin America

Focus:

Social change projects, training trainers to apply NVC to social, economic & political issues, material for social change and diversity

 

Name:

Liz Kingsnorth                  Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

Please contact Liz by email

Email:             

lizkingsnorth[at]gmail.com

Website:          

 

Region:

Based in Scotland and India. Works throughout UK and internationally

Focus:

Public open trainings.  Workshops/training for business, voluntary and public sectors, and communities.

 

 

Name:

Gina Lawrie                   Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01252 728242              

Email:             

gl[at]ykw.com

Website:          

www.ginalawrie.co.uk www.NVCdancefloors.com

Region:

Based in Surrey, works worldwide

Focus:

Organisations, coaching individuals and couples, public training, trainer and facilitation development, The NVC Dance Floors

 

Name:

Sarah Ludford                     Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

017687 74601 / 07906 350845                            

Email:             

sarah[at]connectwithcompassion.com

Website:          

 

Region:

Based in Cumbria, works North West

Focus:

Public trainings, organisations, parenting, one-to-one coaching and inner work, freedom and empowerment and living NVC



Name:

Jo McHale                           Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01252 792322               

Email:             

jomchale@talking-truly.com

Website:          

 www.talking-truly.com & www.the-relationship-whisperer.com

Region:

Based in Surrey, willing to travel

Focus:

Individuals and couples; mediation; coaching; projects for young offenders; open workshops; on-line learning programmes

 

 

Name:

Simon McKibbin (Sinhaketu)    Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

07974817393

Email:             

simon@inspiringchange.eu

Website:          

www.inspiringchange.eu

Region:

Based in Lancashire – available for the whole of Ireland and UK

Focus:

Training, Coaching, Mentoring, Mediation and Conflict Resolution for individuals, couples, teams, organisations and the general public. Currently developing Needs-based Mentoring program for the HSE (NHS) and Inspiring Change through NVC courses for the public.



Name:

Nuria Murcia (Heart Vision)      Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

01223 474743

Email:             

nurimurpi[at]yahoo.es

Website:          

None

Region:

Cambridge and Spain

Focus:

Weekend workshops and on-going 8-week courses at the Cambridge Buddhist Center for beginners and other levels.



Name:

Vicky Peirce                      Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01454 238712   

Email:             

v.peirce[at]btinternet.com

Website:          

www.cometolife.org

Region:

Based at The Come to Life Barn, Bath/Stroud

Focus:

Regular 5 day 'Living NVC' residential experiences throughout the year, workshops in self exploration and empowerment, one to one, couples and family group work, public Foundation trainings



Name:

Vajrasara Rankin            Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

01373 463217 / 07931 573 775

Email:

vajrasara[at]gmail.com

Website: 

www.liveconnection.org.uk

Region:

Based in Somerset near Bath. Works widely throughout the UK

Focus:

Public trainings, medical education, charities, spiritual community, staff & team coaching, conflict resolution, mentoring & one-to-one. Experienced in leading meditation courses & retreats.


Name:
Tracy Seed        Independent Trainer (IT)
Phone:
07795632878
Email:
mail@tracyseedassociates.co.uk
Website
mail@tracyseedassociates.co.uk
Region:
Based in London, works throughout the UK and in Greece and Sweden
Focus:
Training and Professional Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Decision Making, Parents, Education, Early Years, Organisations, Leadership and Management, Dance and Movement, Communication, Personal Development. Groups and Individuals.

Name:

Shantigarbha               Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

+44 (0) 7941 611254         

Email:             

sg[at]seedofpeace.org

Website:          

SeedofPeace.org

Region:

Bristol, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Far East, USA

Focus:

Mindful Communication, Foundation and Deepening Trainings, residential trainings, supporting certification candidates, Buddhists, teachers, prisons, parenting, war-torn areas, magazine articles, author of forthcoming book on empathy.



Name:

Alice Sheldon               Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

0117 962 2216 or 07584 486 415

Email:             

alicesheldon[at]thelaughinggiraffe.co.uk

Website:          

www.thelaughinggiraffe.co.uk   See also www.thepartnershipparent.com and www.facebook.com/groups/ThePartnershipParentCafe/

Region:

Based in Bristol, travels to South West and South East

Focus:

Parenting.



Name:
Penny Spawforth         Certified Trainer (CT)
Phone:
01559 362510 
Email:
penny@poisedforlife.co.uk
Website:
www.thebridgebetween.co.uk (coming soon) / www.poisedforlife.co.uk
Region:
South and Mid Wales
Focus:
Group intro. trainings and beyond;  one-to-one Empathic Coaching sessions in person or by phone or Skype; Particular interest in supporting people who have or work with children, couples; people with an environmental/ sustainability/ spirituality focus; groups in conflict; ‘Body-inclusive’ NVC (I also teach Alexander Technique).

Name:

Andy “Ray” Taylor           Independent Trainer (IT)

Phone:

07501 444047,  01761 479562  (10am - 10pm) Skype: andyRAYtaylor

Email:             

nvc[at]andy-taylor.org

Website:          

www.CourageousCommunication.com and www.NVCnet.net

Region:

Based near Bristol and Bath; also work on Skype and videoconferencing

Focus:

Free advice on ways to learn NVC; NVC networking and videoconferences; NVCglobal. NVC by Skype and telephone; phone mediation; online practice groups.Help with starting or promoting NVC projects, especially in UK, West Africa, Slovakia and Russia

 

Name:

Penny Vine                   Certified Trainer (CT)

Phone:

0113 2261829                

Email:             

penny[at]vine16.freeserve.co.uk 

Website:          

 http://www.pennyvine.com/

Region:

Based in Leeds, works in north England

Focus:

Education: supporting practitioners, parents/carers in schools, nurseries and children’s centres. Works with Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Public trainings and one-to-one support


Description of Certified Trainers (CT) and Independent Trainers (IT).
This web page comprises a list of people in the UK who are committed to living and sharing NVC and who might support you in beginning or continuing your own exploration of NVC. If you choose to contact someone on this list, we invite you take responsibility for determining whether this person has the experience and approach that is appropriate for you.

All trainers listed on this website:

(1) are committed to embodying nonviolence, compassion and courageous authenticity through applying NVC in their own lives and sharing it with others;
(2) have been accepted by the existing members of the NVC-UK as full members of this network, and contribute to its development;
(3) are members of a Peer (Quality Assurance) Circle or have some other method of assuring their continuing development as a trainer/sharer of NVC which a quorum of NVC-UK members has accepted; and
(4) maintain a commitment to working collaboratively in the UK and to contributing to the global NVC network.

CT - Certified Trainers
Some trainers are certified by the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). We call them certified trainers (CT). This means that they fulfill 1-4 above and:

(a) have completed CNVC’s certification process, the current version of which can be found here
(b) go through an annual renewal process to maintain their certification. This renewal process includes providing evidence of their continuing development as a trainer; and
(c) maintain a commitment to following the CNVC certified trainer guidelines outlined here
(d) as part of their commitment to support the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), Certified Trainers make a financial contribution to CNVC on an annual basis.

IT - Independent Trainers
Some trainers, for a variety of reasons, have chosen not to obtain or maintain certification at this time. We call them independent trainers (IT). This means they fulfill 1-4 above and:

(a) have completed at least 30 days with a CNVC-certified trainer or Marshall Rosenberg, and studied/worked with at least one NVC-UK trainer;
(b) maintain a commitment to following the “CNVC Guidelines for Sharing NVC for Individuals Who Are Not CNVC-Certified Trainers” which can be found here 

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Page last updated by Shantigarbha April 2013.