Liv Larsson

Liv Larsson

CNVC Certified Trainer from Sweden

Liv Larsson has been a CNVC Certified Trainer since 1999. She has worked as a coach and consultant in her own company since 1992, supporting individuals, groups and managers to reach their goals of living in harmony with their own values. The people and groups she has worked with range from activists (people working for social change) to school and health care groups.

Working mostly in Sweden, she works with mediation and also conducts longer training programs in NVC. However, she also continuously works in Estonia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Finland, Poland and Austria.

Liv is part of a mediation team that mediates between forest companies and the indigenous people of the north of Sweden, as part of the Forest Stewardship council (FSC).

Liv lives in the north of Sweden (when she is not travelling) and is the mother of Neo. The author of eleven books on communication, amongst them "A Helping Hand, Mediation with Nonviolent Communication" that is translated to six languages.  She specializes in trainings on mediation, intimate relationships and shame.

Liv says, "What I enjoy about working with people and communication is that I so often get to be part of the big decisions and steps that people take in their lives. It nurtures me a lot to see what people can accomplish with their lives, once they start caring for themselves and others. It's the most fantastic thing I can think of doing!"

Some of the places and groups Liv has worked with include: Interreligious Network for Peace, Mahidol University Research Center for Peace, Peace and Culture Foundation, (Thailand); Sandhi, Nonviolent Peaceforce (Sri Lanka); European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) (Austria); Intelligentne Ettevõtte Grupp OÜ (Estonia); (Poland).

Listen as Liv shares her experience of mediating conflict between two groups: using NVC to ascertain the needs of both sides, raise awareness, and diminish polarization.
In this compelling interview with Liv Larsson, CNVC Certified Trainer from Sweden, the NVC concept of enemy images — how they develop, what they represent and how they affect our relationships with others and self — is explored.
Ask the Trainer: An NVC Academy member from Bosnia asks: "Is the NVC process truly effective in places where so much violence has occurred and people's pain is very deep?"
Ask the Trainer: “I would like some suggestions on how to interact with a member of the practice group I started. This individual speaks and acts in a manner I interpret as angry and controlling.”
Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"
Ask the Trainer: "I recently attended an NVC workshop where the focus was entirely upon empathy, and expressing honestly was not covered. Aren't empathy and honesty both vital NVC components?"
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