Practitioners & Professionals


Online NVR training for professionals

Connective Parenting NVR is one of the tools in your toolkit that can help every family you work with.

It can help any family whatever their needs, because we teach it as a framework that’s adapted to meet the need rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Within our NVR training we take into account trauma, attachment, neurodiversity, learning needs and more.

  • Empowering
  • Supportive
  • Effective

This course has been a very valuable addition to my learning and my practice. This course provides a thorough training and as a result I feel more confident and competent in my ability to help my parents and carers. 


Sarah’s teaching of NVR has given me the confidence and faith in the model, I sit very comfortably with how she teaches it. I have learnt it’s all about connection and trying to help parents understand their own and their child’s emotions and triggers in order to be able to respond differently to them. 


The training for NVR from Sarah was so interesting – normally a few days sat in training can be quite tedious but Sarah kept it interesting in the activities and content. Thank you Sarah!


Professionals’ Level 1 NVR Training Course

This is our foundation NVR training course. It offers those working with families the opportunity to discover the NVR approach.

The NVR approach is different to ‘traditional’ parenting and is increasingly popular. It helps empower parents to resist and reduce challenging behaviours.

It’s not, however, just for ‘challenging’ teenagers. It provides a positive, connective way of parenting for all parents irrespective of the age of the child.

Level 3 Award In Connective Parenting NVR

This is our advanced qualification course. It includes our popular Level 1 (foundation) training and includes Level 2 practice as well.  

If you have completed Level 1 already you are not required to repeat it, and can join the course for the advanced training and assessment only.

Based on the principles of NVR, Connective Parenting draws on other aspects of child development with the intention of supporting parents in the most holistic way possible.

We don’t focus on short-term ‘quick fixes’ but longer-term solutions that empower parents and help bring around long-term change.

The course focuses on developing your understanding of the approach, how to share it with families and how to adapt it for differing needs, including neurodiversity, trauma, attachment and multi-stressed families.                             

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Overview of Connective Parenting NVR for organisations

This is our short introductory NVR training course. It provides an invaluable overview of the approach. It enables you to see how it can help support families with varying needs.

We run this for organisations who want to introduce their teams to the holisitic Connective Parenting NVR approach.

There’s plenty of flexibility to suit your team – we can run it in one session or over a couple of sessions.