Nonviolent NZ Communities

Bringing Authentic and Compassionate Communication to Individuals, Communities and Organisations 

Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg and the Centre of Nonviolent Communication and

Daniel Goleman and Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

Level 1 NVC Training Programme

Discovery Sessions

Foundational Course

5 weeks, 2 hour workshop/weekly 


Intention - When guided by unconscious intentions, people generally tend to move from one situation they don’t want to another and their life becomes one of avoidance.

Attention - Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment.

Observation - Evaluations, criticism, labeling or judging, when thought or expressed, contribute to confusion and disconnection.

Feelings - Feelings carry important messages. The more we can align our feelings with a positive understanding of what they can do for us, the more we trust them to identify our needs.

Needs - Need are considered the core of nonviolent communication (NVC) model.


Camelia PETRUS

(PGDip. Psychology, NVC, NLP, Counselling), Member of NVC Aotearoa

Who is this seminar for (not limited to):

  • Individuals
  • Practice and Project Managers
  • Leaders
  • Police Commanders and Area Managers
  • Department of Correction
  • School Principals and Administrators
  • Organisations dealing with Domestic Violence
  • Executives in the public sector

Group Size:

Maximum 12

Choose a date:

Please contact us to discuss dates and times that suit you and your organisation.


In-house. We will come to you. 

Online if in-person is not suitable.


NZ$525 + GST/person

From NZ$3,900 + GST/group if all attendees belong to the same organisation. Minimum 8, maximum 12.


People taking this course:

  • Become aware of the intention that is behind their choice of words and actions.
  • Learn to notice the intentions that are always present as they move through daily life.
  • Understand the importance of consciously cultivating the intention to connect.
  • Achieve, as a result, better goal attainment, as well as help in habit and behaviour adjustments.
  • Cultivate mindfulness, which plays a significant role to their own and organisational well-being enhancement;
  • Focus their concentration to influence their self-sabotaging habitual patterns to shift in constructive ways which ripples out to the organisation;
  • To be fully present with self and others;
  • Learn how to integrate mindfulness in daily life in order to slow down, stay present and be self-aware.
  • Will learn the difference between observation and evaluation (criticism, judging, labelling);
  • Will learn how to communicate what was just simply observed rather than criticize, label, evaluate and judge;
  • Will experience the clarity and the harmony that simple observation brings in one’s life.
  • Make the distinction between thoughts and feelings;
  • Easily notice feelings in self and others.
  • Enrich vocabulary of feelings;
  • Recognise which feelings are alive and need to be resolved, discussed, or altered to ensure authentic communication with self and others;
  • Open to feelings and the message that they try to communicate;
  • Identify and connect with needs, both their own and those of others;
  • Build the foundation for creating strategies for fulfilling the needs by making and expressing requests – explored in Level 4.
  • Express the universal needs in ways that are natural to the speaker.
  • Connect to what they need in the moment;
  • Explore the path to self-improvement;