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International Mediation

Intensive Training

with Liv Larsson & Kay Rung​​


A week that provides a unique opportunity to learn skills that facilitate dialogue, to explore conflict in depth, and how to handle it. A chance to study with experienced mediators.
The trainer teams offers more than 40 years of experience in the subject of dialogue and mediation.

General info

Acting a third party is an opportunity to lend your communication skills to other in moments when they need it. “Sticking your nose into other people’s business” – doing informal mediation is a way to test your own skill and where you still need to practice, gain clarity or grow in empathy. In this intense training you will have a chance to learn, experience and practise mediation skills. A very practical training based on learning mediation skills.


A Helping Hand

We offer a intensive training with a lot of practice opportunity. You might want to come to deepen your skills in mediation or get enough mediation skills to get started in giving a helping hand whenever needed. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to teach mediation skills to others.

The training is partly based on the book by Liv Larsson A Helping Hand (available in Swedish, German, English, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Finnish). We recommend you to read the book as part of your preparation for the training.


Training will be conducted in simple English, practice in smaller groups in other languages possible during training.



Content from training in Stockholm 2019

Every day will contain mediation practice, mediators- selfcare and chances to ask and explore questions. We will cover informal as well as formal mediation, how to transform enemy images, shuttle mediation between hostile groups, inner mediation (inner chooser/educator practice etc) deepening empathy, how clarity on key differentiations can contribute to knowing how and when to intervene as a mediator and shame & mediation.


(Due to change Will be based on participants interests,  as well as previous mediation experience)



Day 1 


Day 1 

Session 1: Introduction (To the group, place and the mediation practice).

What is a conflict and how to deal with it. Mediators toolbox. Following the flow. Form-clarity-intention.

Session 2: Small group work. Mediators self-care.

Session 3: Mediation game. Getting to strategy. Practice. How to form a solution.  


Day 2


Session 1: Informal mediation. Practical work in smaller groups.

Session 2: Mediators self-care. Dealing with our own judgments, self-doubt and enemy-images.

Session 3:

Track 1.Mediation practice with repetition and deepening.

Track 2. Checking in, Q&A, Interests, areas.


Day 3

9:00-ca 20:00

Session 1: Deepening mediation practice.

How to start a formal mediation. The issue of time. Contracts for mediation.

Clarity – key differentiations. Conflicts – dilemmas. Creating connection.

Session 2. Mediators self-care. Dealing with mistakes, enemy images, internal conflict.

Session 3. Shame and conflict.


Day 4


Session 1: Deepening mediation practice.

Intention. Deep empathy. Reconciliation.

Session 2.Mediators self-care. Handling shame as a mediator.

Session 3.

Track 1. Mediation practice with repetition and deepening.

Track 2. Teaching mediation, trix, pit-falls, expertise etc..


Day 5

9:00- ca 20:00 


Mediating in pairs. 

Shuttle mediation with groups.

Mediation with parties that do not want to meet. ; work places, relatives/family etc.

Common reflection and learnings.

Mediators self-care. Empathy.


Day 6 

9:00-18:00 or ca 20:00 depending on group

Session 1:Mediating challenging situations. Variations. Intention.

Session 2.Mediators self-care. How to build empathy support for inner conflict.

Session 3.

Track 1. Mediation practice. Choosing what to practice to deepen.

Track 2. On request.


Day 7 


Ending. Questions. Next step. Keeping the practice going.


Theory and q&a in the big group.

Skill training in rotating triads. Inner and outer conflicts.

Simulations and shuttle mediation in small groups of 3-5 people

Two tracks are offered: Mediation training +  a trainer track.

The second includes a focus for you who trains mediators (or would like to).



General info abou IIt



Liv Larsson 

is Certified Trainer with CNVC since 2002. She has worked as a coach, mediator and workshop leader since 1992. Liv has written 20 books on the theme of NVC, for adults and children, translated to different languages.The titles include Anger Guilt and Shame - Reclaiming Power and Choice, A Helping Hand- Mediation with Nonviolent Communication and Cracking the NVC Code - all of them useful for a mediator.

She lives in the north of Sweden and one of her contracts as a mediator is for Swedish FSC - Forest Stewardess Council - mediating between the indigenous group of Sweden - the Same - and the biggest forest companies in Sweden as well as mining companies.

Liv has been sharing her special way of teaching mediation skills to many different groups - from UN mediators to social workers and parents and has been leading mediation trainings in Australia, Europe and Asia. One of here special skills and areas of interest is how shame is affecting both the mediator and the parties in a mediation. Her passions are cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming, yoga, nature, her son, writing and connecting with people.


Kay Rung

has been working with Nonviolent Communication since 1997. He has developed a specific pedagogical model to teach mediation with NVC as an approach. He is in charge of Friare Liv longer training programs. His is intrested in creating maps for navigating conflicts with more ease. He works internationally with conflict management and mediation, including in Japan, Thailand, Australia, India, Sri Lanka and Europe. 


Who can register?

We want you to have at least 9 days of NVC-training before this event. We also suggest that you read the book A Helping Hand, Mediation with Nonviolent Communication by Liv Larsson. You will also get some assignments before the training so that you come prepaired.

(If you want to take part of the training and think you can benefit from it without the 9 requested days of training (maybe because you work as a mediator or of some other reason) please contact us before applying, so that we can decide about this together.) 



Next training date

9-15 november 2020 in Stockholm register here

We are open to offer this training in your country, contact us for info if you want to help it happen!

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