Authentic & Compassionate Relating - Level 1 Nonviolent Communication 6 Week Course

  • Wed 17th Apr 2024 – Wed 22nd May 2024 BST (UTC +01:00) 6 sessions
    • Wed 17th Apr 2024, 7pm – 9:30pm
    • Wed 24th Apr 2024, 7pm – 9:30pm
    • Wed 1st May 2024, 7pm – 9:30pm
    • 3 more
    • Wed 8th May 2024, 7pm – 9:30pm
    • Wed 15th May 2024, 7pm – 9:30pm
    • Wed 22nd May 2024, 7pm – 9:30pm
  • Wood Green, London, UK
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Relationships, Family, Work.. Living with ourselves and with others is not always easy. 

Do you find yourself arguing with your partner about little things or feeling constantly helpless about being a parent or connecting with your parents, or feeling like nobody will ever be able to understand you?

A compassionate and honest relationship with ourselves helps us to obtain balance and joy in our lives. And yet listening to and communicating our deeper needs in an authentic, compassionate way is something our current culture and society does not teach us.

This is a 6 week course taking place in person in London. Starting on Wednesday 17th April and running every Wednesday evening until the 22nd May. 

What will I learn?

The practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers simple but extremely powerful tools , to better understand ourselves and each other and to find solutions that work for everyone through observation, compassion and honesty. This together with a myriad of embodiment, mindfulness and meditative practices will support us to experience communication through the multi faceted lenses of soma, language, cognition and energy as we explore the art of being authentically connected humans in a co- held community.

In this introductory course of 6 meetings, we will examine:

- How to communicate with sincerity and honesty without  judgement or criticizing?

- How to listen to others with curiosity and presence which brings trust into the relationship?

- How to listen to yourself and recognize your deepest needs?

- How to find a connection in conflict?

- How can empathy help us to understand our uncomfortable feelings?

- How to tune into your own intuition and listen to ques and sensations that bring you closer to what's important for you.

- How to cultivate genuine bonds and deeper connections with others

- and much much more!


In a  beautiful and relaxing venue in North London, we will gather and create a safe environment, to practice the NVC method and language if life, together through demonstrations, role-plays and exercises. You will be invited to work with real-life examples from your life for an interactive experience and a real integration of NVC philosophy and skills into everyday life.

Practical Information

Who is this course suitable for?

For anyone who wants to get to know themselves and others better and discover practical tools to deepen relationships, resolve both personal and business conflicts in a balanced way, communicate with less hiding or manipulating, and increase the chances of finding ways to enrich your life, and form a deeper connection to yourself.

No prior knowledge of NVC is required.

PLEASE READ THE  T+CS before signing up for the course

Your Invitation

We invite you with an open heart, to immerse yourself in a journey of true connection, to welcome each soul, each emotion, and every experience while remaining rooted in what feels authentic, safe, and true for you. Rest assured, every step you take will be supported and you will be at choice around how you want to engage with any activity.


Starts 17/04/24 Ends 22/05/24

6 x Wednesday evenings in person once a week for 2.5 hours

19:00 - 21:30


Healing House N22 8 DH: (Near Bounds Green Tube / Piccadilly Line)  - a beautiful and relaxing venue with multiple quiet and private spaces for us to practice in as a group or in pairs. The venue has a kitchen and garden space for us to use and we will provide free tea, coffee and refreshments throughout the evening. This space is truly magical and I feel blessed to be holding this set of workshops in such a wonderful environment which creates the atmosphere of being on a retreat in the middle of London!

What to bring

Please bring your own snacks (we will provide tea coffee and light snacks)
A notebook
Comfy indoor shoes / slippers or warm socks (no shoes in venue)


£400 – Supporter Rate: If you have financial assets, or identify as middle or upper/owning class, then this is the rate for you. Paying at this rate supports the discount and scholarship fund, making this course accessible to more people including people of the global majority.
£300 – Standard: This is the true cost of the course. If you are able to pay this amount and still meet your basic needs, then this is the price for you to choose.
£220 – Low income : The Discounted option is reserved for those who sometimes struggle with limited financial resources and would benefit from supported access to this learning experience.
£180 –Early Bird:  6 tickets available at this price / first come first serve
If money is a barrier to you joining this course, we would love to find a way to support you to join us. We have the opportunity to offer two partially subsidised spaces based on application. Please send Emma an email to: to discuss the possibility of a partially subsidised place.

The course will run with a minimum of 10 participants, if this number is not reached you will be refunded or the course will be postponed.

“Each session of our course left me feeling nourished, heard, held, inspired, thankful and connected to everyone in the group but most importantly myself. I have already seen such a shift in my awareness of my needs and how I listen to and honor other people's needs too. I have since recommended the course and Emma’s offerings to literally everyone around me as I feel like this level of wisdom, safety, expansion and support is something everyone should get the chance to experience.” Lillie

"My communication now comes from the heart and allows me to feel more authentically me so that others are better able to understand me. I now have an open conscious dialogue and relationship with those closer to me, which involves sharing our needs and feelings" Nix

“I swear my life has changed in so many positive ways just from doing the foundations course! Conversations with close friends have created more authenticity, courage & vulnerability in myself whilst also & allowed them to change their way of communication too!! It's such a precious gem of a tool, needed for every relationship, including that with myself!”  Vik

“It's been a deeply transformative process and I'm excited that now the real work begins of implementing NVC outside the 'circle'. There is something really gratifying and empowering about how NVC combines self-connection with connecting to other people. And I wanted to express extra gratitude for the beautiful manner in which you integrated embodiment and mindfulness into the course….. Booking on to your foundation course was the best decision made. I value your passion, support, kindness and trust in what you do. I enjoyed every session in the course, some powerful emotions and realisations came through and I am grateful for these experiences. NVC truly opens your eyes to so many things and I hope I can carry my learnings throughout my life. ” Rik


Emma Buggy

Emma is a Relationship coach and facilitator of Compassionate and Authentic Relating (aka Nonviolent Communication). She loves to bring people together and create warm and sensual connections between humans by inviting awareness, presence, curiosity, vulnerability, honesty and play into human relating. Her work invites you to dive into a space of deep listening and honest reflection with yourself and others, cultivating awareness and finding your own language of curiosity that supports you to speak your heart’s and body's desires, needs and vulnerabilities. Emma’s workshops build deep relational bonds between participants and people in their lives, through fostering the skills of deep presence and awareness together. She also supports individuals and couples to explore relationship dynamics, inner child work, body empathy and needs based coaching as ways to find clarity and awareness of where we get stuck, so that living from the heart becomes more tangible.


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