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Giraffe Social Enterprises

Bryfedwen, Pumsaint,

Llanwrda, SA198BJ

Tel: +44 (0)1558 650747


As a collaboration between Giraffe Social Enterprises and Gresprächskultur, we are dedicated to bringing together and hosting learners, family and community as we walk our way towards togetherness.


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Alongside the hosts, the community and the connections you make whilst here, the major focus of an Intensive International Training is the trainers and the experiences, skills and eldership they bring to the space - we are here to work and they are our guides.


The trainers for every IIT are invited specifically and with care to reflect the needs of the particular event.  We are feeling utterly thrilled by who we will have guiding our time together this December. 


Each trainer is certified with CNVC and as well as bringing years of in depth experience working with a wide variety of people, groups and organisations, they are also experts in their individual fields. They have been asked to join us in the UK for the ways they bring diverse and wide-ranging knowledge - from individual coaching to war and violent intervention therapies - they will be offering their collected wisdom to us.

Robert Gonzales

Robert's work, Living Compassion, has emerged from a lifetime of inquiry into the intersection between spirituality and human communication. 

Roxy Manning

Roxy combines vulnerability and transparency with a

delight in explaining the nuances of this work resulting in deep appreciation and

learning for those who experience her modeling and clarity.

Shona Cameron

Shona has been involved in living and sharing NVC since 2003 and has spent more than 10 years bringing NVC into schools where she works with both the parents and the school systems as a whole.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

As a team we are very delighted to deeply welcome anyone who chooses to be with us in Birmingham this Winter.   This event has been many months in the planning and coordinating and we are excited to be working together as a team and to be coming together in community with each of you. We intend to offer you an inspiring and supportive experience, full of learning, growth, connection, fun, play, tears no doubt and time for reflection.

There will be many of us there and each of us is so different with any number of different ways of learning and feeling at ease. It is no small ‘ask’ of each of us to come together with up to 80 people, many of whom we have not met before and coming from different cultures and very different experiences.


As well as being inspired, engaged and nourished we are sure at times you might also be stretched and challenged.  Do know that most people find themselves full of appreciation for the experiences and the opportunities of being together within such a compassionate paradigm.  We encourage each of you to take to heart the invitation within NVC, to join us in creating our community built upon these words written by the Sufi poet Rumi, so often shared within NVC circles

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about

language, ideas, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense”.      Rumi

Support Trainers Attending:

This IIT, as with others, will be attended by CNVC Certified trainers who come to share, support, learn and join in - this can be a significant contribution to the team and to the community.  We are delighted that they are with us to be a part of hosting and supporting you all.

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Gina Lawrie

Gina has worked internationally, introducing NVC to Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.

She may be best known in the
NVC community for co-creating the NVC Dance Floors

Carl Plesner

Carl is passionate about ending acts of violence through supporting people to practice NVC-based dialogue facilitation and crisis negotiation. 

He draws on his experience in

facilitating peaceful dialogues from many diverse groups