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

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 starting to see challenging behaviour. Gill M Tree, NVR Trainer and Mentor, supported by Kelly Lynes from Adopt South West, will be running this virtual course.

  • Tuesday 10 October to 16 January 2024 (breaks for school holidays)
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Includes seven two-hour sessions in a small group and each family will have four 1:1 one-hour online mentoring sessions
  • Eligible for funding from your Adoption Support Fund
Revised dates Content 12.30-2.30pm Date group NVR 4
Week 1 Group session 1 10 October 23
Week 2 Group session 2

17 October 23

Half term week beg 23 October 23

Week 3 Group session 3 31 October 23
Week 4 Individual 1:1 (no group work) Week Beg 6 November 23
Week 5 Group session 4 14  November 23
Half term
Week 6 Individual 1:1s (no group work) Week beg 20 November 23
Week 7 Group session 5 28  November 23
Week 8 Group session 6 5 December 23
Week 9 Individual 1:1 s (no group work) Week beg 11 December 23
Week 10 Individual 1:1s (no group work) Week beg 8 January 23
Week 11 Review meeting 4 to 5 weeks later 16 January 23

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.

Courses starting in 2024

The dates are not confirmed. Spaces are limited so we will take bookings on a first come first served basis.

  • Non-Violent Resistance (NVR 5)
  • Tuesdays, 16 January to 16 April 2024 (breaks for school holidays)
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm


  • Non-Violent Resistance (NVR6) 
  • Tuesdays, 23 April to 3 September 2024 (breaks for school holidays)
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm


The course will be paid for by the Adoption Support Fund, and the cost will be deducted from your child’s Annual Fair Access Limit.