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Build long lasting TRUST and RESPECT with your children

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Compassion • Trust • Respect • Courage • Acceptance

nonviolent communication courses


Improve the quality of ALL your relationships. Courses available for individuals, parents, couples.

coaching and mediation, non-violent communication

Coaching & Mediation

One-on-one communication coaching. Mediation and coaching for couples and groups.

workplace communication


Collaborative, effective communication for the workplace. Training, coaching and mediation available.

What is Communication for Life?

Communication for Life is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC)  developed in the 60s by Dr Marshall Rosenberg. NVC supports us to stay engaged in Life – open, curious. Living its principles inspires compassion, trust, respect, courage, acceptance, connection and strength.

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Introducing Our Team...

Jocelyn Kennedy, Nonviolent Communication facilitator

Jocelyn Kennedy

Director • Founder • Lead Facilitator/Coach/Mediator • Trust Chairperson

Jocelyn is a CNVC Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer. She has been a student and teacher of NVC since 2005 in New Zealand and overseas. She has a lifelong drive for understanding human nature and helping people feel their own power in taking responsibility for self-knowledge. She is deeply grateful to NVC for giving her such a compassionate, insightful lens through which to view herself and others.

Favourite quote: "Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world." - Mary Oliver

Jess. Nonviolent Communication

Jessica White

Workshop Facilitator • Ongoing Practice Support • Trust Treasurer

Jessica is passionate about the potential of NVC for the well-being of families and children. Deeply aware of the influence parents have on their children, she is in awe of the responsibility that being mother to her two young girls brings. She particularly loves holding space for women, believing that when women gather in circle, “magic happens”. She is a qualified massage therapist and yoga teacher, and facilitates FlowFest, a free-flow dance session.

Favourite quote: “Your words become your child’s inner voice.” - Ingrid Bauer

Tace Wilson

Trainee Facilitator • Resource Developer Extraordinaire • Trust Secretary

Tace is inspired by the application of nonviolence in thought, word, and action as a means to an even more awesome world for everyone. She has qualifications in Visual Arts and Education, but considers her greatest achievement to be mastering parallel parking. Tace lives, and travels long distances by bicycle, with her partner and their two home-educated children, her greatest teachers.

Favourite quote: "What day is it?" asked Pooh. "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favourite day," said Pooh. - A.A. Milne

Aaron Fahey

Trainee Facilitator • Practice Group Support

Aaron has had NVC in his life since he was 11 years old. It has had a profound effect on the way he sees the world and interacts with it. He is particularly enthused about bringing NVC to youth. He’s an eclectic character: slightly obsessed with cars and just as comfortable engaging in long conversations about the meaning of life as he is tramping through alpine forest. He is currently creating a funky place for travellers to hang out where he lives in the beautiful Honeymoon Valley.

Favourite book: "Meditations" - Marcus Aurelius

Jocelyn’s authenticity, lightness and humour are so inspiring. Her depth of understanding of NVC is very apparent and her ‘realness’ and regard really shine through.


Foundation Course Participant, Hawkes Bay

I took an NVC taster course and ended up finding a few relevant things I could work on myself. Its not rocket science and when used properly, is an extremely effective and compassionate way of communicating. I find Jess’ teaching methods for someone who had no understanding of NVC to grasp it quick and even when I resorted back to my old grumpy ways, a quick refresh class with Jess was all I needed to get back in to it. Jess’ classes are highly recommended from a previous non believer!


Business Owner & Dad of 2

Jocelyn’s workshop helped me to get interested in what are the stories that I have about the person that I am upset with and also understand what might be going on for them. It also helps me to identify the needs that haven’t been met for both parties, and take things less personally.


Early Childhood Coordinator, Far North REAP

NVC has made a big difference in my life. It helps me cut through all the noise to figure out what is really going on and how to make life better. And Jess is the perfect facilitator: real, empathetic and passionate. I highly recommend Communication Training with Jess and can’t wait to see where it leads!


Teacher, Farmer & Mum of 3

Hi Jocelyn, I just want to let you know how different [my husband] is, since his sessions with you. He is calmer, more present, much more able to hear what is being said without leaving the room, he listens to my feedback and responses more often, it has really been a very significant change. Thank you for your part in his changing!!


Spouse of private client

I really rated doing the foundations NVC course, but the weekly practice session, facilitated by Jessica, has been a blessing to my week, which is often dominated by activities for my kids. With two littles in tow, I am able to fill my cup, practice the skills that help me be the mama and partner that I want to be, and connect with an amazing likeminded community. Thanks Jess, highly recommend.


Empowerment Coach & Mum of 2

Jocelyn has so much experience and so many skills when it comes to communication. In her mediation work, everything is kept fresh and in the moment. Jocelyn is a small woman with guts. Thank you Jocelyn for helping me to become more empowered in my life and my relationships.


Far North

“I have learned so much about myself and our family needs during the foundation course and the practice sessions, I feel more empowered and stronger In expressing what I need and want out of this life and I choose to practise this skill daily. Thank you dearly for sharing this wonderful knowledge with us all! Totally recommend Jessica’s teaching and the practice of NVC to all!


Art teacher & Mum of 3

I am blown away by how far my partner and I have come with this course. Our relationship has transformed, he is my best friend now! I have rebuilt trust with him. I am no longer defined by my past… This programme…has without a doubt given us the tools to stop the cycle of violence and changed ours and our children’s lives. 


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