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Welcome to John Kinyon's Online Training Program
in Empathy, Compassion, & Communication

 

Featured Courses

 

Overview of the Online Program

 

The online weekly live webinar courses below are an integrated, multi-level program of empathic communication in difficult conversations (inner and outer) training based on John's Mediate Your Life (MYL) work that he and colleague Ike Lasater have co-developed over the past 15 years. This training integrates the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC) with mindfulness and a mediation framework. In this program, you will learn, practice, and experience how to apply the skills to your life and work. The courses are offered on the Zoom video conferencing platform, and can be accessed by phone as well as computer. 

  • 4-week Foundations of Empathic Communication Course: Empathic Listening and Speaking in a World of Conflict
  • 6-week Intermediate Core Program Courses: 1) Inner Mediation, 2) Difficult Conversations, and 3) Reconciliation, Healing & Making Amends
  • 8-week Advanced Courses: NVC Mediation and Conflict Coaching

    For information on John's in-person 4-day trainings in Boston, MA, Berkeley, CA, and Nashville, TN, click on this link to the Mediate Your Life website.

    If you have any questions about courses, please contact us.

     

    Full Course Schedule

     

    Foundations of empathic communication course: empathic listening and speaking in a world of conflict (tuesdays 5-6:30pm pacific, February 13 - march 6, 2018)

    The four-week Foundations Course introduces you to the core distinctions of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC) and skills with empathy for self and others, mindful self-connection, and elements of empathic speaking and listening — presence, understanding when there is not agreement, and creating connection and solutions based in universal human needs. You'll learn how to apply these skills to working together through challenges and difficulties in your work, relationships, and personal life. Empathy is a muscle that can be developed through specific skills and practices, and a mediation framework for strengthening connection and compassion, and navigating difficulties inside and out. 


    mindfulness and NAVIGATING Difficult Conversations:
    co-facilitated by john kinyon and stephanie bachmann mattei

    (mondays 12-2pm pacific, March 19 - april 30, 2018)

    This 6-week Intermediate Core Program course helps you develop empathic communication skills and "maps" for effectively navigating difficult conversations between yourself and others, and supporting connection between others in your personal life and in organizations, groups, and teams. With Stephanie as co-facilitator, this course offers a deeper integration of mindfulness meditation training (MBSR) and neuroscience. She will offer practices for staying in the present moment, placing attention on specific anchors, nourishing empathy, awareness of habitual reactivity, and deepening into compassion.

    PREREQUISITE: You have completed a foundations course with John or Stephanie, or have participated in 3 days or more of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training.

    Stephanie Bachmann Mattei is a Certified Trainer and Assessor with the Center for Nonviolent Communication as well as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - MBSR Qualified Teacher and has trained extensively both with the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and the UCDS Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute.


    Advanced course: NVC Mediation
    (tuesdays 12-2pm pacific, March 20 - May 15, 2018)

    This 8-week Advanced Course is designed to support and challenge those who are seeking to take their NVC and Mediate Your Life skills to a higher level and deal with more difficult and challenging situations. The focus of the course is deep practice and integration in the formal NVC Mediation Model and nine mediation skills. Participants learn to utilize these skills in their professional life, as well as develop greater mastery for their own personal development. We will build upon our previous work together to develop a more nuanced and expert level of Nonviolent Communication that can be used to mediate conflict-rich situations between individuals, groups, and teams in organizations.

    PREREQUISITE: You have completed at least one of John's 6-week Core Program online courses, or have participated in at least one 4-day Mediate Your Life intensive training.


    Foundations of mediate your life course: empathic listening and speaking in a world of conflict
    (wednesdays 5-6:30pm pacific, May 9-30, 2018)

    The four-week Foundations Course introduces you to the core distinctions of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and the "3-chairs" framework of the Mediate Your Life approach. You will develop skills with empathy for self and others, mindful self-connection, and elements of empathic speaking and listening — presence, creating understanding and connection when there is not agreement, and effectively working together to resolve conflicts in your work, relationships, and personal life. Empathy is a muscle that can be developed through a mediation framework and specific skills, practices, and "maps" for strengthening connection and compassion, and navigating conflict situations inside and out. In this seminar, you will learn and experience how to apply this approach to transform your life and work.


    Reconciliation, Healing & making amends: navigating conflicts based in emotional hurt
    (thursdays 12-2pm pacific, May 31 - july 12, 2018)

    This 6-week Core Program course gives you the skills and "maps" to create reconciliation and healing where emotional hurt is driving the conflict. You will learn how to create healing within yourself, make amends with those who see you as the cause of their suffering, and facilitate the process between others. This seminar is devoted to a deeper dive into discovering how to better resolve conflicts with others, to bring about healing, reconciliation, and greater understanding. 

    PREREQUISITE: You have completed a foundations webinar course with John, or have participated in 3 days or more of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training.


    Advanced course: Conflict coaching
    (tuesdays 12-2pm pacific, july 31 - sept 18, 2018)

    This 8-week Advanced Course is designed to support and challenge those who are seeking to take their NVC and Mediate Your Life skills to a higher level and deal with more difficult and challenging situations. The focus of the course is deep practice and integration applying the Mediate Your Life maps to conflict coaching situations. Participants learn to utilize these skills in their professional life, as well as develop greater mastery for their own personal development. We will build upon our previous work together to develop a more nuanced and expert level of Nonviolent Communication that can be used to respond more effectively to conflict-rich situations between individuals, groups, and teams in organizations.

    PREREQUISITE: You have completed at least one of John's 6-week online seminars, or have participated in at least one 4-day Mediate Your Life intensive training.