About the center
About the Center
The Center for NVR Therapy and Practice was founded in 2021 to disseminate NonViolent Resistance Therapy (or Presence Therapy) in the Americas. Our mission is to teach useful NVR knowledge, promote its growth and set standards for its practice. As the first NVR training center School to open in the Americas, we approach this task with openness, humility, confidence, and commitment:
Openness to change, to introspection, to the complex diversity of cultures in the American continents, and to innovation
Humility towards those whom we teach and learn from
Confidence in the healing value of community driven, non-escalating, and autonomous resistance to harm.
Commitment - to creating safe and nurturing learning environments.
Our goals are to:
Train therapists and other practitioners in NVR
Foster a community of NVR practitioners in Canada and the USA
Support innovation in NVR theory and practice
Develop a curriculum of NVR training programs
Facilitate the flow of existing NVR thought and expereince into the Americas.
Offer certification in NVR practice
As an early-stage school, our immediate goals are to train therapists and other practitioners in NVR, and to develop our curriculum up to full certification in NVR.
The Center is privately owned and is based in Calgary, Alberta.