The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a training programme open to all people aged 18 and over enabling participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.

AVP workshops are for the the victims of violence as well as people who have been violent in the past, they can also help those who work with either group. Workshops are non-residential, run by our trained facilitators and experiential (not based on lectures).

AVP workshops are for the the victims of violence as well as people who have been violent in the past, they can also help those who work with either group. Workshops are non-residential, run by our trained facilitators and experiential (not based on lectures). Our workshops use the shared experience of participants, interactive exercises, games and role-plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behaviour and violence.

An AVP workshop is run over a weekend, starting usually at 6pm on a Friday night until 9.30pm. All day Saturday (9am – 6pm) and Sunday (10am – 4pm) but times may vary slightly.

An AVP workshop can help you to:

  • Manage strong feelings such as anger and fear.
  • Deal more effectively with risk and danger.
  • Build good relationships with other people.
  • Communicate well in difficult situations.
  • Recognise the skills you already have and learn new ones.
  • Be true to yourself while respecting other people.
  • Understand why conflict happens.

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Our workshops enable you to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.

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“AVP was to be my turning point. There was no right answer – nor wrong ones. What pleased me more was that other people could see the changes I was making.”

Prison workshop participant

Upcoming events

Level 1 Workshop Northenden

02/09/2016 - 04/09/2016

Northenden

workshop Level 1 York

02/09/2016 - 04/09/2016

York

Level 1 Workshop Bury

16/09/2016 - 18/09/2016

Bury

Level 1 workshop in London

17/09/2016 - 18/09/2016

28 Charles Square

Karen's story

Struggling with handling intense emotions, Karen found AVP workshops helped her a lot. She has now trained as a facilitator.

Read more about Karen's story

 

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