Communication Training

Communication Trainings facilitated by Jocelyn Kennedy can be general, or set in a specific context:

  • Parenting
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Teens
  • Schools – Staff, Boards and students
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Work

Foundation Trainings are minimum 15 hours, offered as a 2 day course, or 5 – 6 weekly 2½ - 3 hour sessions.
Advanced courses are offered for those wanting to develop their competency and deepen in a nonviolent consciousness.
Talk with Jocelyn about tailoring a course to your particular time availability and focus.
For more about the content, principles and skills taught in the courses, refer to Communication for Life.

“I recently attended a Non Violent Communication course run by Jocelyn Kennedy and have found the learning to help me really think about what I want to say and how to say it. This type of communication is appropriate for any relationship or communication between people, including myself! Amazing how the heat of conflict can be minimized, simply by using different words and acknowledging how the other person feels and their point of view. With a four year old daughter, I understand that one of the best gifts as parents we can give her, is effective communication, effective communication is the key to so many locks that hold us back, I now notice her using feeling words a lot more which as a parent makes it much easier to solve any issues. It also helps her to deal with frustration and anger more effectively by knowing what it is and acknowledging it. Like me she doesn’t always get what she wants, but the end result is so much more validating.”

- Sharon Jenkinson Foundation course participant, Hastings

“Jocelyn’s authenticity, lightness and humour are so inspiring. Her depth of understanding of NVC is very apparent and her ‘realness’ and regard really shine through.”

- Yavanna, Hawkes Bay, Foundation course participant

“I’ve been a corporate trainer and coach for 15 years. Using NVC with my clients is taking my practice to a whole new level”

- Gail Page, Positive Pathways - 'developing relationships in life and business'


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