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Mediation Program 

with Liv Larsson & Kay Rung

26 aug 2020 - 30 june 2021


This program is built on practise. A hands-on adventure in how to reconnect people and bring reconciliation and trust.

- 22 online-sessions 

- Structured mediation practise in groups of 3-5 people (online or live). At least 25 sessions.
- Weekly or bi-weekly empathy practice sessions with a buddy.

Maximum 33 participants

General info

Acting a third party is an opportunity to lend your communication skills to other in moments when they need it. In this program you will have a chance to learn, experience and practise mediation skills. We will practise informal mediation as well as formal mediation, reconciliation as well as mediation in a certain case. To take the role of a mediator  is a way to test your own communication skills and where you still need to practice, gain clarity or grow in empathy and expression. Welcome to a practical training based on learning mediation skills with the approach of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).


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.



Introduction (to the group, structure and the mediation practice).
Form-clarity - intention with mediation.
What is a conflict and how do we react to it?


Mediators toolbox - part 1:Empathic presence, listening beyond sympathy.

Mediators toolbox - part 2:Helping the parties to listen with empathy.

Mediators toolbox - part 3:Interrupting with care
Mediators toolbox - part 4:First-Aid empathy - when things get rough.

Mediators toolbox - part 5:Self-empathy - processes on how the trainer works on being self-connected to be of help for others. Self-expression
Mediators toolbox - part 6:Tracking - How to keep track and focus on the parts that really matter.


Mapping conflicts, following the energy.
The pitfalls of the mediator.

Key differentiations


How to build and rebuilt trust
Informal mediation. When to intervene and how. Formal mediation. How to start a formal media- tion. Contracts for mediation.
Formal mediation. Agreements and laws. Mediation with parties that do not want to meet.


Mediation practice in different settings (examples from reel life or practise scenarios in the workbook. Reconciliation - Restorative practises.
Variations of the NVC-mediation
Mediating challenging situations.


Shame in mediation and conflict

  • The Compass of Needs

  • Mediation when someone is withdrawing, silent - Mediation when someone turns to anger

  • Mediation when someone attacks themselves

  • Mediation with rebellion, self-sufficiency


Mediators self-care (Group, individual, pairs)

  • How to build empathy support for challenges  

  • Dealing with judgments and labels.

  • Processing inner doubt, fears, anger.

  • Shame processes.

  • Enemy image process.

  • Inner Chooser/inner educator process


This program is built on practise. It is a hands-on adventure in how to reconnect people and bring reconciliation and trust. Sometime there will be a pre-recorded session to watch before the sessions online.

22 online-sessions (more intense in some periods for example at the start and on the subject of shame).

Structured mediation practise in groups of 3-5 people (online or live). At least 22 sessions.
Weekly or bi-weekly empathy sessions with a buddy.


Individual or pair work

  • Written exercises.

  • Empathy buddies.

  • Conflict escalation/deescalation 

  • Analysing and understanding conflict


Challenge group

  • A set group of 3-5 people where you meet (on- or off-line e) regulary to practise and deepen your meediation skills.

Included in this training

  • A workbook with structure and support for learning and practice.

  • An E-book of Liv Larssons A Helping Hand, Mediation with NVC.

Getting started: 6 weeks.

6 weekly sessions to get the basics of mediation. 2 hours per session of which on part might be recorded (30-45 min to be watched before the session).

Getting into the practice:

We meet once a month or every third week in big group. The other weeks the small groups meet every week to practise either online or in person. Collecting questions and challenges for when we meet.

Infusing the practice:

After around 16 weeks we have an intense period again, weekly or bi-weekly for 4-8 weeks before we go back to a practise period again.

Deepening the practice:

We meet once a month or every third week in big group. The other weeks the small groups meet every week to practise either online or in person. Taking on bigger mediation challenges.





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 4 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. 

(If you want to take part of the training and think you can benefit from it without the 4 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.) 



If you want to join the program but you don't have the money we ask for you can send us a message with answers to the questions: How will you use the training, and who will benefit from you getting the training? and How much can you pay? We can give scholarships when we someone pays for a sponsor ticket.

Prices and payment:

We have 2 kind of tickets, one for people who pay for themselves and one for people who can sponsor others who can not pay fully for the program. For every sponsor ticket we can offer a lower fee for people with limited resources. 

Regular ticket 1200€ including VAT 

Sponsor ticket 2000€ including VAT

People outside of EU pay without tax 960€ for regular ticket or 1600€ for sponsor ticket. We ask you to choose invoice as payment option, a 3% admin and bank fee is added on invoice payments to cover costs.

Credit card payments are including VAT for Swedish and EU residens.

We have 33 seats at this training and you need to register to get a seat. Invoices are sent 45 days beror training starts.




All 22 sessions will be held between 17:00-19:00 Stockholm time on the dates below.

The practice sessions will be held online or live a place and time that the "Challenge Group" decide.

26 aug

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 sep

4, 18 nov

2, 9, dec

Training days for 2021 will be added later (probably Wednesdays)

Last training date 30 june 2021 


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