1 day Introduction to NVR

One Day Introduction to Non-Violent Resistance Workshop

Connective Parenting Club


The Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) approach to parenting is one that is increasingly being used within the UK, having been introduced by Dr Peter Jakob over 10 years ago.  It is an innovative approach, quite different from the traditional approach of rewards and consequences.  It focuses on (re)building a strong, positive connection between parent and child, and is child focused rather than child centred.  The approach is being used successfully with the adoption community and by birth parents who find the rewards and consequences model is not effective for them.

It is particularly good where the child can be angry and aggressive in response to those who care for them.  It allows the child's needs to be met through the love and care of the parent or carer.  The approach can be used by any parent or carer and also be used by staff in school.

Although the approach is relatively new there is already a growing evidence base a growing evidence base, with research demonstrating its efficacy (Weinblatt & Omer, 2008; Ollefs et.al., 2009; Lavi-Levavi, 2010).

During the day we will look at the different aspects of NVR and how parents can use them.  

By the end of the day you will have:

  • An understanding of NVR
  • The benefits it can provide to parents
  • Ideas that parents can implement quickly
  • The positive impacts the NVR approach has for families


The day is designed for professionals to give you an overview of the different aspects of NVR and leave you feeling confident to start sharing information with parents.  Parents are welcome to attend if they wish.

The next course will take place on Friday 16th March from 9.30am to 4pm.

It will be held at the Bognor Regis Library in the meeting room.

Cost £75 per person

Book your space using the link below.  Alternatively organisations can request an invoice by emailing enquiries@sarahpfisher.com


  • Does NVR really work?
    • The short answer is yes.  It's not always easy for parents, or a magic wand, but over time parents who persist see a reduction in the difficult behaviours they may be experiencing from their children
  • Does this approach work with all children?
    • Yes.  It is particularly good for those who have experienced trauma, or have additional needs as it supports emotional development
  • The cost of the course is not refundable unless your ticket can be resold, or the event is cancelled by the organiser
  • Is lunch provided?
    • Lunch is not provided, but tea, coffee and biscuits will be available



If you would like a workshop specifically for your organisation, please contact me via enquiries@sarahpfisher.com or call 07817 544707.

Workshops can be for parents and / or professionals