People

We are a collective of facilitators passionate about reconnection. From these roots of collaboration, inspiration, learning and mutual support, we want to support connection and co-create a society that works for all, where everyone’s needs matter.

Tom Wilkinson: Tom shares NVC and the underlying principles of nonviolence in an effort to contribute towards inner and outer peace in our communities, offering NVC training and practice groups. He is also part of local food growing organisation Cropshare.

Viv Slack: Viv works facilitating change and embedding principles of co-production, collaboration and nonviolence within organisations and social movements. She is co-founder of Street Support Network and GM Transformation Lab, and supports conflict transformation within NVC-UK and Extinction Rebellion UK.

Tom Deacon: Tom feels most at home out with the elementals in the mountains and on the coastlines of the UK. He draws great inspiration from weaving and facilitating lived experiences in wild places with transformative processes rooted in deep ecology, systems theory, ecopsychology and ecotherapy, including ‘The Work That Reconnects‘.

Carmen Byrne: Carmen is a multi-media storyteller and researcher.  She loves to work with groups using different types of narratives, including visual, auditory and written, to explore what social, organisational or system changes need to happen for us to live in a fair, equal and sustainable world.   Her background merges work in visual arts education, with academic specialisms in Narrative Research (PhD) and Creativity (MA), leading and training innovation teams in the creative industries, and working on co-produced projects alongside individuals experiencing poverty, mental ill-health and homelessness. Explore her work at pollenstoryart.uk

May Molteno: May is a Hebden Bridge based facilitator, trainer and activist, working with young people, communities, ethical businesses and social movements. She is passionate about nature reconnection, social and climate justice, and connecting people with place.

Frances Stoakley: Frances is passionate about creating space for body mind awareness – finding ways to reconnect our bodies and minds, in recognition that our bodies have a greater capacity for wisdom and knowing than we often acknowledge.  

Wherever possible Frances loves to do this work in the rich context of the natural world, where we can enhance our practises of body mind awareness through integration with the world around us. She draws on a background in physical theatre, holistic acupressure, qi gong & shiatsu and ecological sciences. Find out more about these offerings here.

Mary Maclachlan: Mary runs Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) courses, drop in parental support groups, one to one support for parents, forest school training and outdoor events. Find out about Mary’s courses here.

Collaborators

Here are some of the other fantastic facilitators, creative folk and Certified NVC trainers we work alongside…

Sarah Ludford – A Lancaster based NVC certified trainer with years of experience, specialising in conflict transformation, working with organisations, and offering in-depth courses in Lancaster and Manchester.

Ceri Buckmaster – A London based NVC certified trainer, with a wealth of knowledge around power and privilege, diverse communities, and connecting across differences. Find out more about Ceri and read her latest writing at madetobe.company.

NVC-UK Conflict transformation weave
Collaboration as part of NVC-UK Conflict Transformation Weave.

Join Us!

If you would like to be part of the collective, please get in touch and let us know what you do, what you love and what you need 🙂

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