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About us

At Friare Liv (a life more free) we are working with Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also known as Giraffe language.
We teach different applications of NVC, mediate
and run a publishing house.

Liv och kay

Currently, we are two people working at Friare Liv AB. For some assignments and projects we also cooperate with our network.

Friare Liv Consulting was founded in 1992 by Liv Larsson. By 1999, we worked mainly with individual, group, and leadership development, including the so-called UGL courses, based on a variety of theories and methods.

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Our approach to money

For us, money is a strategy to satisfy needs.

When we offer training courses, books, consulting, mediation etc.  many of our own needs satisfy. It is about the need to contribute, give meaning, learning and contact.

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We walk our talk

At Friare Liv, we not only teach about Nonviolent Communication. We actively seek ways to live according to NVC.

In this way, we always see how more needs can be satisfied in ourselves, with those we meet and people in the community. For instance, we're working with need-based economy and organic growth - without interest.

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Kay Rung

Kay Rung

Kay Rung is an empathy teacher, mediator and book publisher.

He has worked as a consultant and trainer in Sweden and internationally since 1998. He runs the company FRIARE LIV together with Liv Larsson.

Kay has worked with communication coaching and mediation with Nonviolent Communication (the giraffe language) as a starting point since 2001.

He specializes in assisting the parties in conflict to find their way back to a contact whoenable collaboration. Together with the Liv, he has developed an educational model to teach mediation. The model is described in Liv Larsson's book Creating meetings and contact through mediation, and is used in the courses Friare Liv organizes.

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Liv Larsson


Liv LarssonLiv Larsson has worked as a consultant, mediator, coach and trainer in her company FRIARE LIV since 1992.

Previously, she served as a UGL facilitator. Today, she specializes in approachNonviolent Communication (giraffe language). She is trained by the founder of NVC, Marshall Rosenberg.

Liv is also a writer. 2008 published her book, Creating contact and meetings through mediation, 2009 Led as you learn and 2010 Anger, guilt and shame, three sides of the same coin. She has written twelve books on communication, empathic listening, conflict management, mediation, rate management, shame, guilt and anger.

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Some references

We work in both Sweden and internationally with education and mediation. Clients include the UN, the Forum for constructive conflict management and Månteatern (the Moon theater).

Below are some of our references for customers. (This does not include participation in our open courses and training.)

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