Date(s) - October 19 - 2024 until October 20 - 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Access a practical process to support yourself and others

This approach:

  • Helps us untangle powerful patterns which can limit and ultimately paralyse us
  • Bring compassion to deep-seated thinking that may trigger and exacerbate depression, guilt, shame or perfectionism
  • Can be used alongside other treatments such as antidepressants and CBT
  • Supports carers and professional practitioners
  • Makes depressed days more liveable
  • Is cost and time effective
  • Works in harmony with other self-restorative therapies


This 2 day training draws on the tools and concepts of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to make depressed days more liveable and offer hope and means of change.


Participants will be able to:

  • Use these tools to understand the unmet needs that
    contribute to depression
  • Identify and change the self-talk that can trigger depression
  • Develop core practical skills to take away
  • Practise empathic listening to themselves and others
  • Deepen their understanding of how they can compassionately support themselves or other people who are suffering
  • Work in a safe environment with examples relevant to their own situation
  • Learn experientially in a way that is challenging, moving and supportive

What the professionals say:

Using NVC in my practice has given me helpful ways to open up communication with those struggling with depression. It has given me greater insight into how someone is experiencing their symptoms and provided practical ways to support individuals. It gives patients and carers a fresh approach to understanding and working with the feelings associated with depression. ”

Dr. Katie Cowley, GP

“NVC is a powerful way of helping yourself to cope much better with depression.”

Dr. Tom Thorpe, Therapist and Coach

NVC is a valuable way of altering communication in a positive way, and has a useful
application in helping people to cope with, and work through depression.”

Dr. Liz Noble, GP

Minimum preparation: Completion of 2 day NVC Foundation Training with a CNVC Certified Trainer.

How to Book: Email Laura at for a booking form or more information Or text your email to 07986 581952 with a message.

Training fees:  

£220 for individuals (negotiable for those prevented from coming by cost)

£270 for people who are sole traders or voluntary organisations

£340 for people paid for by public sector organisations

£395 for private sector organisations

Organiser: Laura Harvey
Phone:  07986 581952


Our Venue:
Is a peaceful, purpose built training space, within easy reach of the centre of Oxford.

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