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Mediation Program 

a hands-on adventure in how to reconnect people with Liv Larsson, Kay Rung & Ricardo Guillén

26 september 2023 - 10 september 2024 

This international program has 3 parts:

1. Skill training, maps and theory 72h*2 (You take part in Tuesday morning and/or evening session) CET (9-12 and/or 6-9 pm - trainer led.

2. Structured mediation practice in smaller groups, video feedback 75 h in chosen time.

3. A common forum for reflection, questions, movies etc.

Global program 

Participants from:

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cyprus, Greece, France, Finland, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Scotland, Slovenia and Sweden

General info

Acting a third party is an opportunity to lend your communication skills to others in difficult moments. To be a mediator is challenging and often very meaningful as you are contributing to peace, compassion and care between people. 

To take the role of a mediator  is a way to challenge your own communication skills, gain clarity, get to know your own inner dialogue and conflicts and grow in empathy and expression.

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 around a certain dilemma. Welcome to a year-long practical training based on learning mediation skills with the approach of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).


First part: navigation with maps, skill-training,, creating clarity through key differentiations and litterature. We touch on areas such as how shame influences conflict, trust-building in mediation, perspective taking, group developmental processes etc.


Second part consist of mediation practice, feedback with video-recordings, and Q/A with trainers. 


We start out in September with sessions to get everybody going. After this small mediation groups will be formed and you will get a structure for your practise. This practise period is central if you want to really integrate mediation. Then follows periods of practise and periods of presentations of new parts of how to approach mediation. The last part of the training, summer of 2024 has a long structured practise period that you in your smaller groups can plan as it fits you best. During this period you have the possibility to record mediations session where you mediate and send it to us for feedback and suggestions on what to work on.

We will also have a group forum where you can post questions, reflections, learnings, and where we trainers will take part and answers with words or small films or recordings.

You will get a specific book (pdf) filled with practises and learning structure that will be our backbone throughout the training.


Our training is most beneficial if you are willing to, try, and try again, learn from failures, receiving feedback and asking questions and then do it all again. (Perfection is a moving target)


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

General info abou IIt


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. Agreements/solutions/next step
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.

Feedback on recorded mediations.


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 in our online forum.

Structured mediation practise in groups of 3-5 people (online or live). At least 24 sessions.

Individual or pair work

  • Written exercises.

  • Empathy buddies.

  • Analysing and understanding conflict


Practise group

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


Included in this training

  • A workbook with structure and support for learning and practice in pdf format.

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

Liv Larsson
Ricardo Guillen
 Kay Rung



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.


Ricardo Guillén

Ricardo Guillénis a Malmö-based trainer with 10 years experience of NVC. He has accomplished around 70 mediations in company teams, families, groups, between groups and in criminal cases. Ricardo is passionate about facilitation, mediation, and helping people come together for a common goal. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and chess, traveling to Berlin, learning languages, reading, and growing in capacities.


Reena Ginwala will help us specially

on the morning sessions. 


Who can register?

We want you to have at least 10 days of NVC-training before this event. We also suggest that you read A Helping Hand, Mediation with Nonviolent Communication by Liv Larsson. The book is available in Swedish, German, Dari, Korean, Chinese, EnglishDutch, Polish and Finnish.

(If you want to take part of the training and think you can benefit from it without the 10 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 only when and if we have enough paying participants so we recommend you to ask in other places for support and not relying on that you will receive one from us. We will prioritise giving this to people with low income, and other challenges.

Dates: 2023-2024

Time for the trainer lead sessions, we offer two sessions on the same topic on all the trainer lead dates to accommodate more timezones. 

Morning session Stockholm 9-12 (translates to New Delhi 12:30-15:30, Bangkok 14-17, Shanghai 15-18, Tokyo 16-19, Sydney 17-20 adjustment for winter/summertime)

Evening session Stockholm 18-21, (translates to New York 12-15, LA 09-12 (adjustment for winter/summertime)

September  26

October 3, 10, 17

November 7, 14

December 5, 12, 19

January 16, 23, 30

February 6, 27

March 19, 26

April 2, 

May 7, 14, 21, 28

June 4

September 3, 10


Structured mediation practice at a time that the practice group decides during the week when the following dates are


October 24, 31

November  21, 28

January 9

February 13, 20,

March 5, 12, 

April 9, 16, 23, 30

June 11, 18, 25

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

August 6, 13, 20, 27

Prices and payment:

Registration is open now, limited amount of seats

Payments options in the registration form. (click below)

  • You can pay monthly starting in August 179€/month for 12 months

  • Or one payment or banktransfer in August 2148€

No refunds after start of program.

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Payment online mediation

Global program 

Participants from:

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cyprus, Greece, France, Finland, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Scotland, Slovenia and Sweden

info meetng video

Watch the info meeting with Q/A

Scholarship request

Support individuals who want our training

If you have the means please help the individuals on the list below to join the mediation program.

Shoba Regmi, Nepal

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I am working on the area of Peace building specially on community mediation, dialogue, Peace research, from last 20 years. I have collected some skill and knowledge and working experience in this field. I am working with government stakeholders at federal, province and local community level, in particular women and marginalized communities, village development committees (VDCs), Municipalities, community-based organizations (CBOs), non-government organizations (NGOs), and other relevant stakeholders. I’m an NVC practitioner and a certification candidate.

However, I am interested to enhance more knowledge and skill in mediation. If the opportunity will provide it will help to develop my skill and knowledge about mediation. I will support and implement the knowledge and skill in the locale government (judicial committee), community level where I am contributing my knowledge. In Nepal especially  women  marginalized people don't have access to justice. They are suffering of violence. My interest is to support them.  I hope the course will provide me to explore the international level skill and knowledge. 

For this I can't afford the cost for training because my earning is not sufficient to pay the fee. 



"Ahoj everyone! :-)
I'm Eva, coming from Belarus, right now moving to Austria to study for an MA in Human rights. My background in civic activism, spiritual practice and effective altruism has led me up towards realising the value of mediation skills,
and how enriching this knowledge would be to my service to the world. I plan to keep being a part of Belarusian opposition, while commiting to the peace-building actions in the region and facilitating healing theatre and movement 
sessions globally. Balance and harmony - internal, between two people, between a person and an animal, in group relationships - are the highest treasures for me, and I would cherish the chance to learn this way more profoundly."


staying in touch!



Louwrens Scheepers


Dear friends

 I am a white South African living in a coloured and black neighbourhood - in the light of our sad political history of apartheid it is not common for a white South African family to live in a coloured and black neighbourhood (I write about white and coloured and black people with deep deep pain in my heart because this kind of language is part of the challenge we face - but I do it to give you picture of where we are). We also live right next to the local mosque - also very rare for non-muslim family to live next to a mosque. We have been for 5 years in this neighbourhood - learning what it means and what it takes for a white South African family to live here. And we are still learning (I say it so you understand that we do not see our community as an object for our ministry - rather we are the ones now learning. As white South African we in general came into these kind of neighbourhoods with our white power and privilege with all kind of ministries. We refuse to do that. We first have to learn to live here… We have to listen, and to understand, before we speak... and that takes time. For us already 5 years) But for us being here for 5 years, gives us tremendous opportunities. The environment in general is very hostile (I describe it as people living from fear and control). We have already started to apply what we have learned from the basic non violence skills that help us to live from a place of deep compassion and to listen to the needs from the community (and not to assume I know their needs). Lately I feel I need more skills - especially with so much violence and conflict around us - and with us starting to find our place in the community. And that is why I believe this mediation course can help me and equip me with much needed skills for the next season I believe we are entering. If you need more clarity - please ask your questions. About our financial situation. We always lived on the edges of society and were always involved in places of conflict (We spent some time in refugee camps in Lebanon and South Sudan). I am a trained pastor but never went into ministry (I am not a mainstream evangelical - I also don't go around calling myself a christian - Ijust share so that you can understand better) - my own spiritual journey doesn't really qualify me anymore to be a pastor. Therefore I live on the edges of society with all the financial challenges it brings. My income is mainly from Spiritual; direction and life coaching - but in a country struggling economically - it is very challenging.

Louwrens Scheepers

Emma Karlsson


"I want to use the knowledge gained from the mediation program to educate, teach, and guide children and young people in how to handle conflicts, providing them with a secure foundation and tools for future relationships. I also want to mentor and coach staff in childcare and schools, as these activities are often marked by numerous conflicts and the need to manage their consequences. Conflicts do not need to be avoided if one knows how to address them when they arise. The fundamentals of mediation are crucial in creating a secure society for all, and I want to be a part of that journey."

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