We run friendly workshops where people work together to learn how to handle conflict and build good relationships
“I think when the course finishes people will find they have a different outlook on life. Don't take my word for it, try it for yourself.”
AVP is for everyone who wants to handle conflict and build better relationships. For 20 years we have run friendly, low-cost workshops that can really make a difference. Whether you face difficult situations in the family, on the street, in your workplace or somewhere else, AVP can help.
What is a 'workshop'?
AVP workshops are not like school or college - participants learn from one another in small group exercises, activities, discussions and role-plays drawing on real-life situations. Our workshops are friendly and everyone is made welcome.
Is it like 'anger management'?
Our workshops can help you to handle strong feelings like anger and know the warning signs. But with AVP you'll also explore who you are as a person, what matters to you, how to appreciate other people and how to build better relationships, so it's about more than 'anger management' alone.
What kinds of workshops can I do?
We run two types of workshop for handling conflict and building better relationships:
Level One (Essential skills) helps with:
- understanding yourself, believing in yourself and respecting others
- trust, working together and building good relationships
- communicating well, including listening to others and speaking up for yourself
- knowing the things that matter most to you
- handling conflict, solving problems and managing strong feelings like anger
Level Two (Further skills) explores conflict, nonviolence and relationships in more depth while building on the skills developed in a Level One workshop. Usually the participants cooperate to choose the theme of a Level Two workshop.
Participants may then attend more workshops and some train as volunteer group facilitators
How are workshops organised?
Our workshops in the community usually begin on Friday evening and finish on Sunday afternoon. There are usually 10-15 participants and three or four group facilitators. The cost for the weekend is kept very low at £95 and if you can't afford this please contact us to discuss your situation.
Light refreshments are provided; participants normally bring their own lunch or decide to bring food to share. You don't need to bring anything else.
How do I book?
Is there an age limit?
AVP works well with young people and adults alike but, due to child protection guidelines, our open community workshops are for those aged 18 or over only. We can occasionally arrange special workshops for younger people, however.