This work is about leadership in creating empathic connection, an environment of psychological safety and trust, and collaboration. It is about developing the ability for greater well being, resilience, and adaptability in responding to adversity and challenges through communication in difficult conversations. With individuals and organizations, the international international Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program strengths people's ability for self-connection in the midst of difficulty, and provides communication skills and mediation "maps" to effectively navigate collaboration breakdowns and conflicts, and work together to respond to the challenges we face and reach new possibilities and solutions.

The approach integrates the work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), mindfulness, and a mediation framework, and is based in neuroscience and the science of habit change.

To learn more about the different offerings, click on these links: Training in Organizations, Conflict and Difficult Conversations, Mediate Your Life Training, and 3Chairs Project for Difficult Conversations.

For more in-depth resources on the MYL approach, see the books: Choosing Peace, and From Conflict to Connection.

Research on empathy, compassion, mindfulness, and positive psychology shows that these practices lead to increased mental, emotional, and physical well being and functioning, better relationships, and organizational benefits such as enhanced creativity, performance, productivity, and teamwork. See the links below for more information.

Links to research and practicesThe Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford School of MedicineSelf-Compassion, Positive Psychology Center, Greater Good Science CenterThe Center for HealthyMindsThe Center for Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence — Daniel GolemanYale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Brene Brown.

Within the challenges and conflicts in our personal and work lives, there is an energy that can propel us to the next level of well being, growth, and new possibilities. You can create the life, relationships, and work you want, and contribute to the world you envision, one conversation at a time.
CHOOSING PEACE IMMERSION PROGRAM TRAININGS    - June 22-25 in Berkeley, CA,    - Sept 14-17 in Nashville, TN    - Oct 26-29 in Boston, MA BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPATHY IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK September 10 in Memphis, TN. Sign up below to receive news, updates and inspiration.

CHOOSING PEACE IMMERSION PROGRAM TRAININGS

   - June 22-25 in Berkeley, CA,
   - Sept 14-17 in Nashville, TN
   - Oct 26-29 in Boston, MA

BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPATHY IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK

September 10 in Memphis, TN.

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