This work is about empathic communication that builds empathic community in our lives and organizations. It is about developing human consciousness and growing skills in emotional and social intelligence. In organizations, empathic communication gives the ability to strengthen partnerships and relationships by creating understanding and connection, psychological safety, and trust so that people can work together in optimal ways. The approach provides tools for having difficult conversations that move the individual, the team, the organization forward and open new possibilities. Combining mindful awareness and language based in universal needs, the approach develops the capacity for well being, resilience, adaptability and growth in responding to adversity and challenges.
John Kinyon is co-creator of the international Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program which strengthens people's ability for self-connection in the midst of difficulty and using communication skills and "maps" to effectively navigate disconnection and conflict, and work together to find new possibilities and solutions. John's work and approach is based in the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC) and integrates mindfulness, a mediation framework, and neuroscience.
To learn more about John's offerings, click on these links:
- Building Empathic Community in Organizations
- Online Seminar Program
- Mediate Your Life Training
- Mediating Difficult Conversations
For more in-depth resources on the Mediate Your Life (MYL) approach, see these books co-authored by John:
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 practices: The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford School of Medicine, Self-Compassion, Positive Psychology Center, Greater Good Science Center, The Center for HealthyMinds, The Center for Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence — Daniel Goleman, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Brene Brown.
Within the challenges and conflicts in our lives, there is an energy that can propel us to the next level of well being, growth, and new possibilities. With the tools of empathic communication we can transform the power of conflict to create the life, relationships, and work we want, and contribute to the world we envision, one conversation at a time.
I envision a world in which we human beings are working together to respond to the challenges we face, and creating a peaceful, healthy, and sustainable world for all.
— john kinyon