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Advanced Training

Advanced Training in Nonviolent Communication
facilitated by Dorset Campbell-Ross, CNVC Certified Trainer

Deep Empathy Healing

This workshop will be of particular interest to counsellors, therapists, doctors, nurses and those in the healing professions who want create the quality of connection with others that allows natural healing to take place in their presence.

In this transformational experiential training you will:
• Learn the fine details and distinctions in giving empathy with particular attention to PRESENCE and the INTENTION TO CONNECT.
• Receive individual coaching in giving deep empathy with real examples and/or case studies taken from the participants lives/practices
• Learn from a demonstration of deep empathy healing, and see how this kind of empathy can heal wounds from the past that still effect our daily lives today.
• Experience giving and receiving deep empathy

An NVC Foundation Training or training in Rogerian client centred counselling or similar is recommended preparation.


Deepening Relationships

Having facilitated week-long residential workshops on Intimate Relationships at the Findhorn Foundation (Scotland) for seven years, I am very excited to present once again my favourite subject - and this time with the focus on using NVC in our intimate relationships to bring peace, compassion, connection and choice.

In this transformational experiential training we will address the individual needs of the participants.

Topics we may cover, (depending on the needs), include how to:
• Connect with Honesty and Transparency -
• the essential priority for lasting intimate relationships.
• Take your Time - the time needed for connection -
• in spite of all the other things requiring our attention.
• Clarify our definition of Love -
• is it a feeling, a universal human need, or something else?
• Clarify promising to love someone forever. Fact or fantasy?
• Commitment versus freedom. Can we meet our needs for both?
• Break free from the prison of codependency and dependency -
• and move to the freedom of interdependence.
• Getting clear about Sex. Is sex a need, a strategy, or something else?
• Communicating about and/or during, sex.
• Clarify setting boundaries. Are they strategies requested to meet needs,
• or demands that engender resistance?
• Transform anger so everyone wins.
• Respond consciously rather than react habitually in the heat of the moment.
• Choose "Power With" versus "Power Over".
• Learn why Cooperation meets our needs for intimacy and connection
• better than Competition.
• Translate non-verbal actions and "No" into needs.

Recommended preparation: Foundation Training in NVC or similar.

Parenting From Your Heart

This workshop offers the tools to move from judging our children as good or bad, and demanding they do what we want them to do, - engendering resentment and rebellion, - to relating to them as fellow people, with the same feelings and universal needs that we all have.
Connecting with their feelings and needs, expressing our own honestly without blame, and being willing to find strategies that meet everyone's needs, encourages mutual respect and understanding.
Participants are invited to become conscious of the joy they experience when helping to meet the needs of others. Modelling this for our children encourages them to connect with that same joy. Our intention is the creation of a family team that loves supporting each other.

In this transformational experiential training we will address the individual needs of the participants. You will learn how to:

• Reduce family conflicts and sibling rivalry.
• Move beyond power struggles to cooperation and trust.
• Create a quality of connection that embodies unconditional love.
• Protect and nurture the autonomy of children.
• Motivate using ‘power-with’ rather than ‘power-over’ strategies.
• Express yourself so you’re heard and respected.
• Successfully handle disagreements or problem behaviours.
• Motivate your kids to willingly contribute.
• Set clear limits without using demands or coercion.
• Empower your kids to open up, cooperate and realise their full potential.
• Create outstanding, lifelong relationships with your kids.

Recommended preparation: Foundation Training in NVC or similar.

Currently available trainings: See Calendar >


John Gray, Ph.D., Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus :
  "These dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues."
Anthony Robbins :
"No matter what issue you're facing, NVC will set you up to win every time."
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success :
  "NVC provides us with the most effective tools to foster health and relationships."
Francis Lefkowitz, Body and Soul :
  "Changing the way the world works sounds daunting, but Nonviolent Communication helps liberate us from ancient patterns of violence."
Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul series :
  "I believe the principles and techniques in NVC can literally change the world!"
Midwest Book Review :
  "NVC is as timely as it is necessary to the peaceful resolution of conflicts, personal or public, domestic or international."