Conflict Resolution Practice Group

When people are learning NVC they often enjoy practicing the skills – like you do when you learn any language. This promotes emotional literacy, increases self connection, and deepens connections with others.

Sarah Sims Williams facilitates an NVC Practice Group every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening of the month, in north Pembrokeshire. Regulars have the opportunity to join a messaging group on line (currently Messenger & Whatsapp) so it is not only a place to practice the skills but also the group supports each other in their everyday lives.

If you would like to come along, it is really helpful if you have learnt some NVC. This is Marshall’s  3 hour introduction  to the process, quality and principles of communicating in a connected & compassionate way. There are other links, starting at 2.5 minutes, if you want to start with a short introduction. Click here to see them.

PG lasts around 2.5 hours, is online for now and starts from 6.45 pm. So get a drink, come along from 6.45 & be ready to start at 7 pm.

If you are interested in these classes, please check out Escape Your Chains on Facebook or sign up here to receive an email reminder before each group. The email and link on facebook will have a link to the group,  so you can join. It’s free for your first session – donations welcome. The group does become a closed group from time to time, however it is currently open to new members. Let Sarah know you are coming.

Dates: see below

Other Days

If Wednesday doesn’t work for you, and we have 8 or more people committed for another day, then we are happy to facilitate another group. Put a note below here and/or on Facebook to see if anyone is interested in a different day. You can check out the resources page to see what options there are on the internet for learning and practising in your own home. If you are in another part of the country or want to see what else is in this area, nip over to

Pricing Structure

Sarah says “I want to be offering this and my other work free, and my expenses be supported by those to whom I contribute, or by others who love what I am doing. I am asking for people to ask themselves what value they get out of my work. I am asking for the contributions outlined below.”

To encourage commitment to practicing and also make accounting easier, you can pay for a block of 6 consecutive sessions and get it cheaper:

Pricing is currently on a sliding scale. Please try to balance your needs with contributing to Sarah’s.

£12 (£11 down to £10 (if you can’t afford a cuppa out) IE sliding scale) per drop in session.

In the middle of the “4 Chairs” exercise.

£60 (down to £50 if you can’t afford a cuppa out, ie sliding scale) for 6 consecutive weeks. Please pay as much as you can whilst looking after yourself. This would be paid in the first week and be non-refundable. You might want to compare the value of this to other body or mind skill groups eg yoga.

If you can afford more you can contribute to someone who is struggling to pay.

Advantages of buying a block:

A more cohesive group will form.

You may motivate yourself more by making a commitment up front.

Sarah structures learning in blocks, increasing everyone’s understanding and skills over the 6 weeks. We have noticed how quickly new people are learning compared to the old system.

On the 6th week we can recap what we have learnt and what we still want to practice or learn in the next block if people want this.

Sarah says, “I am quite excited how well this new structure is working, and how much fun we are having! I would like to hear what you think.”


Practice Group is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, except around Christmas, and on the odd occassion. The best way to keep in touch about when the next group is, is to sign up on the email list and tick the box next to practice group.

2 thoughts on “Conflict Resolution Practice Group

  1. Hi Sarah
    I fully appreciate your reasons for doing this, I think it may persuade more people to make a commitment, and like the idea of reviewing what we’ve learnt.
    Because I am away a lot with my Mum, it’s highly unlikely that I would be able to commit to an 8-week job lot – in fact I have looked at the dates, and I already know I will be away for 2 of these, and there may be Syrian Refugee meetings on others. I am committed to coming to as many as I can, but have lots of other things going on, as you know.
    I think the financial incentive to commit to the whole set of 8 works much more for people paying less – there is more of a difference compared to paying one week at a time – £6.86 compared to £9, as opposed to £9.38 against £10.
    Jan xx

    1. Hi Jan,
      thanks so much for taking the time to look at this and respond! I am unclear what your request might be. I think you are saying that those choosing to pay at the lower rate will get a better deal than those paying at the higher rate? Also that you are committed to coming to as many sessions as you can, and your Mum and the refugies will be coming first? Could you spell out a request for me, so I can see what I can do? thanks! xx

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