- DEVELOP ABILITIES FOR SELF-CONNECTION AND EMPATHIC PRESENCE AND UNDERSTANDING
- DEVELOP CAPACITY FOR EXPERIENCING WELL BEING AND MEETING NEEDS
- LEARN A PROCESS AND STRUCTURE FOR DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
DATE & TIME: September 10, 2017, 9am - 4pm
LOCATION: Memphis, TN. Doubletree Hotel. 5069 Sanderling Ave.
COST : $85
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Elaine Krueger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Most people think of empathy as a feeling you have for another's experience. In this interactive session, you will learn about empathy as communication, something you do, an intentional way of listening and speaking in conversation that brings greater connection and collaboration to your life and work.
Like physical exercise, yoga, and meditation, a practice of empathy contributes to mental-emotional well-being, happiness and peace, and more optimal functioning. The skills and practice also bring compassion into difficult conversations, challenging situations, and conflicts, and inspire working together to discover new creative possibilities and solutions. This work integrates the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC) with mindfulness and a mediation framework.
The skills and practice build:
- Mental peace and clarity
- Emotional intelligence and creativity
- Effective teamwork and decision making
In this session, you'll learn and practice empathic speaking and listening in the context of conversations that matter, and being able to successfully have difficult conversations.
John Kinyon is co-creator of the Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program for navigating difficult conversations between others, between yourself and others, and within yourself. He provides training, coaching, and facilitation/mediation to the public and organizations, and is a speaker and author. The Mediate Your Life program is offered in different parts of the U.S. and in Asia, Europe, and Australia. John's vision is humanity working together to respond to the challenges we face, creating a peaceful, healthy, and sustainable world.
*** Check out John's Mediate Your Life Choosing Peace Immersion Program in Nashville, TN. Next training is Sept 14-17. ***
"I see John's work in organizations, as well as in personal life, being extremely powerful. Whether it is helping my Client Success team show empathy with clients in difficult situations, training my sales team to show understanding on challenging sales calls, or helping our entire team have more effective and creative connection with each other, this work is essential in so many ways. And I have used these skills in my personal life with my wife and others with incredibly helpful and powerful results. These are cutting edge communication skills that I believe will be standard practice for top performing teams and organizations in a few years."
— Justin Nassiri, StoryBox founder and CEO