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Dear everyone
This is what i'm doing to stay connected during these days of racist shootings, war, rising food prices
  • Talking to white  family members about their attitudes to race and racism; field their confusion and wanting to be seen for good intentions. Encourage them to think about things they might not be thinking about
  • Spending a whole afternoon in a drizzling London park cafe, making a drink last the whole afternoon engrossed in conversation with 2 great friends, talking about what we are reading/watching, the (im)possibility/challenge of intimate connections and a lot of grounding belly laughs.
  • Regents Park Rose Garden is coming in to bloom - for the next few months it's going to be glorious.
  • Reading and writing and spending a fair bit of time along.
  • Swimming and sitting in nature (always)
  • Listening to music (always)  This is what i'm listening to as i write
  • Trying to find the why, the purpose, the intention, the Yes!

Other than that, in this newsletter, you'll find out about:

NVC Intermediate sessions

Transforming the pain of unmet needs with Carolyn Davies  Saturday 21st May
  • We uncover the stories that keep us stuck.
  • Bring curiosity, compassion and kindness to the parts of us that are in pain.
  • Transform our pain into richness and beauty.
  • Dwell in our heart's true yearnings.

Keep your NVC fit with Ceri Buckmaster - begins Tuesday 9th June for 4 weeks (evening)
This is good if you have recently done a Foundation training or want to refresh the foundations of NVC in a nonjudgemental and supportive group. Online

Embodying Saying No with Courage with Cath Burke 
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26th June 

On this day you’ll be supported to take away skills to:

  • say “No” with courage and care
  • transcend reactivity and develop a sense of inner space and choice
  • listen to your body when experiencing resistance to what someone wants you
Requests to Restore Flow  with Ceri Buckmaster 16th and 17th July 2022 

Watch a short video about what we will cover

We’ll look at the relationship between request/demand and boundaries in particular in relation to different
power relationships.

We’ll look at ways of making it really easy for people to say no, as a way of caring for your relationships

We’ll look at saying no and hearing no and bring empathy to both of these.

We’ll look at how reflecting back needs and holding a clear intention to get to requests can restore flow
to negotiations and tricky conversations.

When making requests is difficult or impossible, what other options do we have?


NVC Foundation trainings on various times/days

With Carolyn Davies on a chilled out Sunday night slot beginning 22nd May (22nd / 29th May and 5th and 12th June)
With Sarah Ludford on Monday afternoons beginning June 6th for 6 sessions (June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and July 4th)
With Ceri Buckmaster on Monday evenings beginning Monday July 4th until Monday August 1st

Conflict Transformation Practice group -   First saturday in June, 2-5pm UK

 Being with conflict is challenging and facilitating conflict is something that needs to be practised. This group wants to create the space to build conflict facilitation skills.

 If you are interested, please sign up here

If you want further info, please contact Kirstin on


One to one support

I work on a one to one basis in person and online. You can learn NVC, have space for grief and challenges in your life, increase empathic resonance and learn conflict transformation skills in these sessions. Email me  I am currently full but if you want to let me know you want support, I will get back to you when i have space.

Do keep sending in your feedback and comments on this newsletter. I love having connection with you.

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with warmth





NVC and  Power and Privilege

How to use NVC to support conversations about Power and Privilege

12th and 13th November 2022





Conflict Transformation Weave Fundraiser

You can contribute to our ‘Creating resilient relationships and a vibrant world’ fundraiser HERE



ONGOING: Empathic Coaching

I can support you with conflict, grief, creativity and more.

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