Laura Harvey is a certified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication™. She collaborates as part of a group of facilitators who lead open access workshops in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and other restorative practices across the UK. She has worked widely in the UK in this capacity for more than a decade, especially in  Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, the North East (Newcastle)and the North West  (Manchester, Hebden Bridge, Salford and Tameside).

NVC Focus: A programme of public training and bespoke in-house consultancies.

In addition to teaching the process as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, she is also trained in facilitating the NVC Dance Floor technology – a kinesthetic approach to learning NVC developed by Bridget Belgrave and Gina Lawrie.

Further practice:

  •  In-house team development and conflict work
  •  Leadership coaching
  •  Support for those working for nonviolent social change in areas of justice, education, environment,  health   care (including supporting  better mental health) and peace-making
  •  NVC parenting and education
  •  Bespoke one-to-one work
  •  The arts, particularly theatre and collaborating with writers

Other interests:

  • Convergent Facilitation
  • Contributing to Social Change
  • Mediation based on restorative practice
  • Prison Reading Groups (PRG)
  • MHFA for adults and for children
  • Theatre (practitioner 1992-2005)


Concurrent with her training activities in NVC, Laura has worked  in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nepal,  Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Brazil. She has 25 years’ experience in UK arts and NGO sectors, as a facilitator, writer and teacher in many different settings. In 2003 she ran the first NVC training in Cambodia. She is currently collaborating on an initiative to raise awareness of global GBV issues in the UK and beyond, and helping to develop a process of Collaborative Decision-Making.