People

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

Co-Founders

Tom: 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.

Viv: Viv works facilitating change and embedding principles of nonviolence and collaboration within organisations and social movements. She is co-founder of Street Support Network and GM Transformation Lab, and active in Extinction Rebellion.

Tom and Viv are both NVC practitioners on the path to becoming NVC certified trainers (an accreditation process that takes 3-5 years to complete). Throughout this we are sharing nvc with groups, organisations and individuals, and supporting community building and conflict transformation as part of NVC-UK. Other tools and frameworks we use include TheoryU/ULab, Art of Hosting, Convergent Facilitation, self organising systems, NVC mediation & restorative circles.

Collaborators

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

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’.

May Molteno – May is a Hebden Bridge based facilitator and trainer, working with young people, businesses and activists. She is passionate about nature reconnection, social and climate justice.

Carmen Byrne – Carmen is a multi-media storyteller and researcher.  She loves to work with groups, communities and organisations 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. Browse some examples of her work at pollenstoryart.uk

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.

Penny Vine – A Leeds based NVC certified trainer with years of experience, specialising in working with families and children, mediation and one to one support / coaching. At the core of her work is conflict transformation and ‘living with’. Find out more about Penny’s work www.pennyvine.com 

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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