NVC Mediation Training

The Art of NVC Mediation

A 5 day immersion in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Mediation

WITH acclaimed NVC trainer & Accredited Mediator,

Kate Raffin, in Brisbane

WHEN: 14 – 18th November 2017

WHERE: Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane

At 6th November we have started a wait list for this training, in case of cancellations. Please fill out the registration form if you’d like to be on the wait list, but dont pay any money – thankyou 🙂

THIS IS an outstanding opportunity to train in NVC Mediation in Australia, with a highly skilled and experienced mediator & trainer. Kate Raffin is an accredited Mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS); an experienced NVC Mediator, and a certified NVC trainer.

NVC Mediation training is rarely offered in Australia.  To date we have only two NVC Mediators in Australia who are accredited under the NMAS system, and there is strong demand for more.

“Nonviolent communication (NVC) is such a natural fit with mediation. It clearly enriches one’s capacity to support clients, colleagues or communities to honestly express their needs, empathically listen to each other and connect in a way that empowers them to authentically ‘reformulate relationships, reframe the past and rebuild the future’ “ Mediator, Professor Sarah Cobb, 2001.

“Every successful mediator relies on these capabilities.  To further develop your capacity to do this, you will certainly benefit from learning NVC Mediation.”  Mediator Dr. Susan Armstrong, Formerly Associate Professor of University of Western Sydney, now in private practice.


NVC practitioners, facilitators, and people trained in conventional mediation, who have completed at least 2 days NVC training with a certified trainer.


This is a step-by-step training in skills for formal and non-formal conflict mediation, for individuals, groups and workplaces, based on the skills and intentions of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

The skills you will learn are useful in all aspects of your life, with results that support not only the actual issue at hand, but the relationships into the future.

Mediators, facilitators & trainers will deepen and enrich existing skills. Mediators will expand what they’re able to  bring to their clients.

This training includes:

  • The 9 mediator skills  
  • The two phases and five steps of effective mediation
  • Designing and facilitating inter and intra-group mediation
  • New approaches to common mediation challenges
  • And how to:
  • Mediate or facilitate in the presence of passivity, fear and resistance
  • Support people in conflict to be willing and able hear each other by choice
  • Be involved in a conflict and still choose to take the side of peaceful conflict response
  • Recognise your own default settings in responding to conflict, and learn to increase your options to maximum benefit for all
  • Identify and harvest every interaction to build connection and good will even in intensely challenging situations
  • Mediate the current conflict while supporting parties to re-perceive their ability to connect peacefully and effectively in the future
  • Attend to what really matters and cut the exhausting guess work by supporting and making clear requests
  • Foster the qualities of safety, openness and curiosity, leading to collaborative solutions that work for all
  • Naturally translate judgements and enemy images into common human need language with greater ease
  • Sustain yourself by returning to presence and connection in the midst of intense conflict
  • Create your peer learning & support systems

At 6th November we have started a wait list for this training, in case of cancellations. Please fill out the registration form if you’d like to be on the wait list, but dont pay any money – thankyou 🙂

Discounts available for current paid up members of Communicate2Connect Inc (C2Ci), a community organisation dedicated to promoting & supporting NVC in Australia.


  • Full price $950/ C2Ci members $850
  • Concession $750/ C2Ci members $650
  • Early-bird $850 till 15th September/ C2Ci members $750

C2Ci members price applies to current paid up members

We want this training to be both accessible and sustainable – please pay to the top of your ability

$200 deposit or full payment secures your place.

JOIN C2Ci  $60 or $30 concession

TO REGISTER for the training CLICK HERE



Deborah Moseley deborahmoseley1@gmail.com P 0417 624 417
Tracy Adams wildweaver@ozemail.com.au P 07- 5435 2993 or 0405 179 488

This is a full-time 5 day training with no option to attend for part time. It is non-residential. Good quality low cost accommodation is available nearby at Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park, and AirBnB.

Yummy healthy lunches are available at the training for the 5 days for $60 (pay when you register).


PREREQUISITE: This training assumes a basic understanding of NVC, with at least 2 days training with a Certified NVC trainer.

Haven’t learned any NVC skills yet? No problem!  NVC Foundation Trainings (usually around 15 hours) are offered all around Australia – See NVC Australia for listings.

You can also learn NVC Online at your pace, through NVC Academy and through the Everyday Love Connection Essentials Course. All the core NVC skills are contained in this course, which is offered in the framework of Personal Relationships. The course is led by Mukti Jarvis Certified Trainer and Accredited Mediator. You would need approximately 4 hours to complete the material. 4 x 45 minute LIVE webinars are also included for Q & A. Please contact Mukti or Register HERE

You would need to complete an in-person Foundation Training or one of the above equivalent online courses in advance of the Mediation Training in November to meet the pre-requisite.

The Trainer, Kate Raffin

Kate’s interactive and experiential style of teaching provides the chance to sit in the learning ‘hot seat’ with your peers in a way that supports both safety and learning. You will be able to set your own level of challenge and receive direct feedback from your peers.

Kate is a nationally Accredited Mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), skilled facilitator, and certified NVC trainer with the centre for Nonviolent Communication.

Since 2008 she has supported hundreds of people and communities, in a diverse range of circumstances, to hear each other with NVC Mediation. She has also taught hundreds of people these communication skills – both through supported dialogues and in training.

Kate gratefully acknowledges the inspiration, learning and support from her teachers and colleagues Jan Blum, Ike Lasater, John Kinyon, Catherine Cadden, Jesse Wiens, Linda Rysenbry, Liv Larsson, Robert Krzisnik and Marshall Rosenberg.

For more on Kate click here       



“I would trust Kate with my own family if conflict arose” – Mukti Jarvis (formerly Linda Rysenbry) 2017, colleague www.everydaylove.com.au

“As a mediator Kate holds a very safe and present space where each person gets to experience being heard and understood, and creatively we walk towards resolution together. She holds a safe space for something that can often feel so scary to explore.” – Kylie Ezart 2017

“I felt safe and positive with you in the picture Kate, and have begun to develop much more optimism around how to gently speak my truth.” – Theresa, Chair of a climate change action organisation.

“When I rang to say “help, can you help us, we are in conflict”, Kate’s priority and ethic was in supporting the sustainability for the community ourselves to step up and trust in what we already have. It wasn’t until we were right into the process, that I realised what a helpful and long visioned approach she has. Kate brought trust that through the dialogue we would come to a place that we could all agree on – together – the best chance we had. A point of understanding ourselves and the background about what lead us to behave in the ways we did.” – Sunny, Bench Co-op secretary, Bend Community, Bega November 2016



A very valuable training that I will be able to take the skills and understandings into my work place of restorative justice and my private life / relationships- skills of empathy, understanding , listening and empathic communication – a very practical workshop – thank you Kate.” Participant, Maleny 2016

“Kate explains the concepts clearly and facilitates you to really experience them. I love her authenticity and clarity. She holds everyone with such care, demonstrating her deep NVC skills in real life”  Julie Lawrence, 2017

‘Feeling inspired to take this work out into the world – in my daily life, in my family and in my work’. Participant, Maleny 2016.

“Kate is a true role model, a really authentic communicator. I love her passionate commitment to this work, and her boldness and sense of fun.”

 “Kate has created a safe place for growth and vulnerability. She brings an air of magic with her that everyone gets to share. I have endless gratitude”.

 “It’s not often that I’ve been to a workshop conducted by someone with such an open heart and so present. It is much valued.”

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to yourself and the NVC work in providing me with the tools with which I can now communicate. I feel so empowered. I feel good about who I am because I am now speaking from the TRUTH of who I am. I don’t have to cover-up, blame, make wrong or practice other unhealthy ways of communicating and behaviour which I used in the past. It feels so good to practice being a better version of who I am today. Thank you for sharing the gift of NVC with me and being in my life ” – Maria M Sydney, Sept 2013

“Thank you so much for the Heart Talk Matters workshop – Amazing stuff! I had recently read the book but was unsure how to bring it to life, so the practices and guidelines you took us through were very helpful … your heart felt sharing’s over the weekend are also inspirational, and I welcome your open and relaxed, inclusive style of teaching. Love your beautiful artistic offerings too, – meets my needs for beauty and creativity!”  Participant, Heart Talk Matters Hobart 2015.



“Working with Kate one on one is always magical. I often walk into the session clouded with confusion and self doubt and so many questions about how to find my way through. By engaging a variety of powerful processes from her many years of experience Kate expertly leads me to the heart of the issue with great skill and care. I leave each session with a practical step to take to fulfill my intention within an appropriate time frame. Time spent with Kate in this way is both empowering and clarifying.”   – Cassandra Missio, Co-Director and Yoga Teacher, Earth and Sky Yoga Studio Marrickville.

Kate Raffin is a gentle, powerful enabler of Dr Marshall Rosenberg’s teachings in communication. Kate is a soul-whisperer whose questions and guidance lead one’s higher self to connect to one’s heart space in the name of Unity.”                    –  Karen Adler 2016.

‘Kate has been a mentor, a mediator, a coach, and a guide for me. Through her presence, curiosity, understanding and empathy, I am able to connect in with myself, touch my truth and find clarity. She meets me where I am, takes my hand and walks beside me until I find my path again.  I am deeply grateful for her presence in this world.

When I think of Kate I think of empathy, understanding, presence, openness, curiosity, creativity and warmth.’ – Kylie Ezart 2017


For information about Nonviolent Communication, and NVC Trainings see:

Centre for Nonviolent Communication 

Communicate2Connect Inc.

NVC Australia

Recommended book for NVC beginners  “Nonviolent Communication:a Language of Life ”  by Marshall Rosenberg. 3rd Edition, 2017

NVC courses & multi-media resources online & by telecourse      

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