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Beyond A Story of Separation: A New Foundation in Nonviolent Communication

November 20 @ 10:00 - 17:00

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One event on 20th November 2022 at 10:00

About the Course:

The tools and consciousness offered in Nonviolent Communication provide an amazing framework for personal and collective liberation. Key to moving beyond a story of separation, towards a new togetherness in our relationships and the world.
Instead of making people the problem and making ourselves or others wrong, I can express how I am, connect to how you are and look at how we can attend to our interdependent needs. In this way we shift from a world of either/or to both/and where there is space for multiple experiences of life.
An interdependent needs consciousness, as offered within the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) framework, underpins the work we do at OpenEdge. We bring our particular flavour to NVC focusing on bringing a systemic lens to our personal experiences and looking at how the principles of NVC support system change as well as resonance and connection.

About the charity:

OpenEdge Transforming Conflict registered as a UK charity in 2017 because we wanted to share a different approach to conflict, peace, identity politics, justice and development, where relationship is key to transforming violent systems and beliefs.
The course will be facilitated by Sophie Docker from OpenEdge, who is a certified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication and Restorative practitioner registered with Restorative Justice Council. Sophie has many years experience working with organisations and individuals in the field of conflict and communication.

During this course, you will:

• Understand and apply Nonviolent Communication skills and capacities
• Learn and practice tools to express yourself with power and authenticity
• Build a capacity to receive others fully, and with resonance and empathy, even when you disagree
• Focus on impact – internally, interpersonally and systemically
• Experience difference as enriching rather than threatening

Course suitable for:

All adults


“Sophie seemed to have a preternatural ability to sense what mattered to people, even if it hadn’t been named by them”

“What I observed has blown open my sense of the possibilities in supporting people in conflict”

“Your way of facilitating, your awareness and presence and empathy and understanding of the wider systemic impacts really touched me and stayed with me. I really connected to your way of holding the group…”

Cost of course:

Payment is on a sliding scale of a requested £95 to £295. Please book via Eventbrite – see link below.


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November 20
10:00 - 17:00
Event Categories:
Events, The Old School Room