This work is about empathic communication that builds empathic culture and community in organizations and in our lives. It is about developing our human capacity for awareness, well being, connectedness and synergy, and growing skills in science-based emotional and social intelligence abilities. Empathic communication and culture gives the ability to be more resilient, resourceful, and effective with stress and challenges. It strengthens collaborative relationship by creating emotional/psychological safety and trust so that people can work together in optimal ways. The approach develops skills, tools, processes and systems for having difficult conversations and resolving conflicts in ways that move the individual, the team, the organization forward into new possibilities.
John Kinyon is co-creator and founder of the international Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program, which is based in the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC). John's work and approach integrates mindful awareness and a language of universal human needs with a mediation framework and neuroscience.
To learn more about John's offerings, click on these links:
- Online Seminar Program
- Mediate Your Life Training
- Mediating Difficult Conversations
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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