Free introductory webinar with John
Next one TBD, coming soon

In this one hour introductory webinar, John will demonstrate his approach to the skills and practices of empathic communication and talk about his Mediate Your Life training program for building empathic community and culture in our lives and organizations. Click the button below for more information and to register.

Monthly Free Online Community Practice Sessions with John.
First Fridays of the month (unless otherwise posted), 12-1pm Pacific. The online practice session is based in the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC), and the Mediate Your Life (MYL) training that I've co-created and developed over the past 15 years. This online session is an opportunity to connect or re-connect with this community for sharing, practice, and support. It is both for people who are already familiar with this work and who want to connect with the community and practice in a warm, supportive, and caring environment; and it's for people who are new and interested in checking it out (you can observe, ask questions, and share about what you're experiencing). The sessions include: sharing of celebrations and challenges using the skills and maps, Q&A, demonstrations, and practice. The meetings happen through Zoom video conferencing system. To join the practice session, click on this link: You can join by computer or call in by phone (US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968. Meeting ID: 468 797 381. International numbers available: For information help about Zoom and how to use it, click here.


NVC Mediation Weekly Practice Group, led by Jan Blum. Wednesdays 5pm Eastern, USA. Email Jan for more info:


OFNR Distinctions [Click to Open]
Choosing Peace OFNR Practices [Click to Open]
Feelings & Needs Sheet [Click to Open]
Feelings vs. "Faux Feelings" Sheet [Click to Open]
Self-Connection Practice (SCP) [Click to Open]
Elements of Empathy [Click to Open]
3Chairs Process for Difficult Conversations [Click to Open]
Click here to link to more handouts on the website

Mediate Your Life Books by John Kinyon, Ike Lasater, and Julie Stiles

Practice Group Videos with John and Ike
Watch Ike and I present and demonstrate the "maps" of the Mediate Your Life approach to use for yourself and also for leading a practice group. Click here to link to this Resource page on the website.

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