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Empathy matters in early years and beyond online NVC training

During a series of online meetings, we explore together why empathy matters through the early years and beyond.  We learn how Nonviolent Communication can support relationships and communication with our children at home, in our early year’s settings and schools. 

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

| £92.50

This series of interactive sessions presents intellectual and experiential opportunities, for you to deepen your understanding of empathy, as a way of behaving and communicating with our children.  

The content of the material presented is primarily inspired by Nonviolent Communication which is the work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg. Also, High/Scope, the work of David Weikart et al, Alfie Kohn, Stuart Shanker, Daniel Siegal, Stephen Porges, Rolando Toro, and so many other educationalists, philosophers and neuroscientists.

Aristotle the Greek philosopher says:

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all!

My experience professionally and personally, over the past 30 years, has taught me that empathy alongside an understanding of neuroscience, human development and nonviolent communication, has a significant impact on our emotional wellbeing and ability to learn. You can read more about my experience here.

It’s quite obvious that human beings who are nurtured with love and care, are naturally more adept at kindness, decision making, resilience and cooperation. 

We reflect on our interactions and teaching strategies.  Being mindful of the system and the challenges that arise, we consider the impact of power dynamics, punishment, reward systems, competition and labelling.

We review the way that empathetic practices can foster a culture of peace.

To gain full benefit from the group meetings, it’s recommended that you commit to attending all sessions in the series.

What will you get?

Through a series of themed sessions, we consider how we employ empathy in our daily interactions with children at home and in early year’s settings and schools. 

  • We consider why empathy practices are important through the early years and beyond.
  • Uncover some of the principles, skills and practices (inspired by Nonviolent Communication (NVC) the work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg) that support empathic mindsets to grow.
  • Practice applying NVC to situations we encounter with children (practicing co-regulation, supporting cooperation, expressing appreciation and more!)

Who is this event for?

These sessions are for parents, educators and carers. The course is for those in home settings with their children and those working in early years education, care settings and schools. It’s for those wanting to explore what empathy looks and feels like in education and home environments.

What are the benefits of joining this training

You will meet with others who are committed to learning how empathy can radically shift the way we feel, live, work and learn together. Focus on developing interactions with young children that make their hearts, minds and body sing.

What is the cost?

The series of 5 sessions is £92.50

Themed sessions

21 October  –Why empathy matters

28 October – Empathic resonance – attunement

4 November – Emotional regulation, behaviour, and boundaries

11 November – Cooperation through social conflict – mediation

18 November –  Encouragement, appreciation and gratitude v Praise 

The emotional investment we make in our children shapes the world because it’s Emotional Intelligence (EQ), not IQ that makes outstanding leaders, collaborators, and parents.  

Registration closes at 3.00 pm (UK time) on the day before the start of the series –  check your  time zone here

What is the cost?

A series of 5 sessions £92.50

You can read some testimonials from others who have attended early years training here



If you would like to receive a certificate of attendance let me know.  I will forward this to you on the completion of all 5 sessions.


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October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
November 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

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