Toni McErlane, B.Sc.
Counsellor, Mediator, NVC Trainer


3rd & 4th April, 2020
(Friday & Saturday)

This training is specific for counselors, therapists, coaches, psychologists, mentors, social workers and anyone who is in a support role for others.

Join Toni for a fun two days in which the foundations of NVC (Nonviolent Communication) and Mindfulness are woven together to provide you with easy-to-use yet very powerful additions to your therapeutic kete. In particular, these include:

  • Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with your clients
  • Facilitating your clients in establishing effective self-connection
  • Modeling effective communication for your clients
  • Developing a simple framework for teaching clients how to communicate effectively with others
  • Working with relational boundaries
  • Exploring the dynamics of power within relationships
  • Supporting clients in creating values-based, life-enhancing strategies
  • Facilitating relationship repair, and the process of mourning, healing and reconciliation

Tending to your own wellbeing in a support role

Venue: Tauranga (specific venue to be determined)

Dates and Times: 3rd & 4th of April, 2020 (Friday/Saturday)
     (* 9:30am-5:00pm on both days)

Investment:   $250
*Snacks/teas will be provided morning and afternoon on all days (lunch is not provided)

To Register, and for more details about this training, visit Toni McErlane's website.

About the Teacher:
Toni McErlane, BSc, has developed a wide array of approaches to working in the field of restorative relationships. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Counselling and The American certificate in horticulture therapy. She completed the North American yearlong Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Leadership Programme, and has trained extensively in conflict resolution, restorative circles, wilderness therapy, Hakomi for couples, mindfulness & somatic approaches to working with trauma. Toni is an AMINZ associate Family Dispute Resolution Provider (FDR) and in 2017 completed the year-long Te Reo Maori level Two through Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Her approach towards supporting healthy relationships is from the humanistic perspective that all of our actions are attempts to meet needs (though some strategies are more effective and less harmful than others); that our emotions are our guides to orient us towards what our organism needs to survive and thrive; and that by cultivating an "allowing" presence with our emotions, we can develop a comfortable working relationship with them.
Learn more about Toni and her work at:

Toni McErlane