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How to use NVC to support conversations around power and privilege

October 9 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 1:00 pm

With this spotlight on Power, we will look at how NVC can support conversations about power and privilege. We will

  • Strengthen the foundations of your NVC  practice by practicing acknowledging all sets of needs in a situation
    • practice expressing yourself connecting to needs, without blame or shame.
    • Practice ‘scary honesty’ – (basically doing the above, when fears around disconnection or safety are high, and gain more insights as to power dynamics that underpin these fears)
    • Practice transforming ‘enemy images’ to free up energy to respond non-violently
    • Have an brief introduction to ‘Bystander Intervention’ and the option to intervene in challenging situations
    • look at access to ‘structural power’ by exploring which situations we feel empowered to speak in and those we don’t, and name the conditions that makes this so.
    • Practice the skill of ‘bringing empathy’ to all of the above.

    The session will involve reflection, discussion, practice and role play.

    I hope that the session will enrich your lives by

    • Renewing a sense of safety and belonging by leaning into trust that everyone’s experience matters and everyone has an important role to play
    • Renewing trust that we individuals can fully connect even though we might disagree
    • Offering an experience of difference as generative and energising rather than alienating and scary.

I am a white,London-based NVC practitioner. I am in ongoing learning around my privilege and have done various trainings with Roxy Manning, Sarah Peyton, Miki Kashtan and Victor Lee Lewis to see and understand my privilege and the impact it has on relationship.


Other trainers are offering days on the Intermediate training programme for £110.

I like to offer my work on a sliding scale of £0 – 150. If you can afford to pay more than £110 this will support my sustainability in offering this training in the most inclusive way.


October 9 @ 10:00 am
October 10 @ 1:00 pm
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Ceri Buckmaster