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Empowering Communication

The Welsh Mill Hub
Event organized by The Welsh Mill Hub

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Course Details:

How can we be effective and achieve what we want whilst developing positive, resonant relationships in our life and work?

Building and maintaining good relationships is a fundamental part of being successful. Whether you are in a leadership role, in a team or part of a community, being able to communicate clearly and develop rapport, without giving up on what is important to you is key.

What we will do:

We will learn skills and principles to apply across life and workplace situations using examples from our own experience and explore the possibilities that open up to us when we can communicate effectively.


Understand and apply Nonviolent Communication tools

Free yourself from the blame game

Express yourself with confidence and authenticity

Receive others with empathy

Develop the skill to navigate difficult conversations

Learn ways to support effective collaboration


Annabelle Macfadyen

Annabelle is a Restorative Justice facilitator and Nonviolent Communication practitioner. She has also trained in the Art of Hosting and has many years experience as a creative facilitator in Education and with community groups including Home in Frome. Her abiding interest is in fostering a collaborative culture that works for everyone.

Sophie Docker:

Sophie works with conflict transformation and dialogue as an organiser and facilitator. She has a degree in Politics and Economics and a Postgraduate diploma in Law and has trained in Restorative practices, Convergent Facilitation, mediation and Nonviolent Communication. She currently works facilitating Restorative processes and sharing Nonviolent Communication and is committed to exploring how we can organise in a way that is inclusive and collaborative using conflict as a driver for change.

www.sophiedocker.com www.openedge.org.uk

Ticket Price:

This event is free to all, but booking is essential. It is made possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms. Our short courses book up very quickly. We then operate a waitlist. When people cancel (which they do), we release tickets to the waitlist on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have any other questions at all, please feel free to call us on 07548 014066 (9am-1pm Mon – Fri).


We will be drawing on Nonviolent communication skills in the course, if you would like to do some preparation in advance you can visit the NVC website for information and short film introductions to the work or read The language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg.

What to Bring:

Please bring a notepad and pen

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