Non-Violent Resistance online course


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Type

Seven-week online course, plus 1:1 sessions and a review meeting, via Zoom

Includes seven two-hour sessions in a small group and each family will have four 1:1 one-hour online mentoring sessions.

Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) is a simple and non-physical empowering method for families to connect with children of any age, with the aim to support parents who might be seeing some emerging challenging behaviour. Gill M Tree, NVR Trainer and Mentor, supported by Kelly Lynes from Adopt South West, will be running this virtual course.

  • Monday 23 September to 15 December 2024, 12:30pm to 2:30pm (break for half term holidays)
  • Closing date for bookings is Wednesday 24 July 2024


The unique programme, NVR combined with neurolinguistic programming, and stress management, will teach you to:

  • de-escalate conflict during emotionally charged incidents
  • prioritise problematic behaviours with a view to changing them
  • break the ‘seal of silence’, overcome your isolation and develop support networks within your community
  • raise your authority through organised protests
  • repair your relationship through reconciliation gestures, repair and relationship-based play
  • desist in engaging with the behaviour, to disrupt the learnt and patterned negative behaviour of your child
  • ensure extreme self-care, practice self -regulation and meet your own needs
  • develop reflective forms of communication and non-verbal communication
  • apply the NVR approach to discipline and natural consequences
  • apply NVR principles in a trauma-informed manner


How to book: To register your interest, please email us:
Please include your children’s names, their date of birth, the named social worker, telephone number and confirmation of your email address.


This course is eligible for Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Fund (ASGSF) support.