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Welcome to the Empathic Communication Online Seminar Program
with John Kinyon

 

Featured Courses

 

Overview of the Online Program

 

The online weekly live seminar courses below provide training in creating empathic community through learning skills and practices of empathic communication that integrate mindful awareness with a language of emotional intelligence and universal human needs. This approach is based in the Mediate Your Life (MYL) body work that John has co-created and developed over the past 15 years and that combines the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC) with mindfulness and a mediation framework, giving the ability to work together to respond effectively to life's difficulties, challenges, and conflicts (inner and outer). The training is experiential and practice oriented. You will learn how to apply the skills of building empathic community in 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 Courses
  • 6-week Intermediate Courses
  • 8-week Advanced Courses

*** 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

 

Free introductory webinar with john
WEDNESDAY may 8, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm Pacific

In this one hour introductory webinar, John will present and demonstrate his approach to building empathic community through learning the skills and practices of empathic communication. Click the button below for more information and to register.


FOUNDATIONS OF EMPATHIC COMMUnity: EMPATHIC LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN A WORLD OF CONFLICT
(wednesdays 5-6:30pm pacific, May 9 - jun 6, 2018)

In this four-week Foundations Course on empathic community building, John introduces you to core distinctions and skills from the international body of work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC) and from his Mediate Your Life training program. You'll learn and practice how to apply these skills of emotional intelligence and empathic communication with yourself and others, including the ability for mindful self-connection in the midst of adversity, and using elements of empathic speaking and listening to deepen and strengthen connections and heal and transform conflict. The learning is experiential, practical, and practice-oriented, and you'll be applying these skills to working together through the challenges and difficulties of personal life, work situations, and relationships. 


Reconciliation, Healing & making amends: navigating conflicts based in emotional hurt
(thursdays 4-5:30pm pacific, May 31 - july 12, 2018)

In this 6-week Intermediate Course, John 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 with John and a small group, 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.

 

mediating stress and upset: creating connection from the inside out
(wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm pacific, aug 1 - sept 5, 2018)

In this 6-week Intermediate Course, John gives you communication skills and "maps" to mediate life's difficulties and challenges, and conflicts with others, from the inside out. You will learn how to bring empathy, mindfulness and compassion to your inner experience in a way that gives you the ability to transform your outer experience and relationships, and take effective action. The learning is experiential and practice oriented. The communication maps from the Mediate Your Life training that will be offered are: The Enemy Image Process (EIP), the Mourn Celebrate Learn (MCL) process, and the Learning Cycle. 

PREREQUISITE: You have completed a 4-week Foundations Course with John, or have participated in 3 days or more of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training.


Choosing Peace Within: Reconciling Inner Conflicts and Creating the Life You Want
(tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm pacific, oct 16 - nov 20, 2018)

In this 6-week Intermediate Course, John takes participants on a deep dive and journey into navigating, mediating and reconciling conflicts within between different parts of yourself. The course gives you mindfulness and empathic communication skills and "maps" to transform anxiety, guilt, shame, stuckness and depressed feelings into self-compassion, inner peace, and clarity for taking action to create the life you want and the world you envision. 

PREREQUISITE: You have completed a 4-week Foundations Course with John, or have participated in 3 days or more of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training.


mindfulness and NAVIGATING/mediating Difficult Conversations
(wednesdays 4:30-6pm pacific, november 14 - december 26, 2018)

This 6-week Intermediate Core Program course helps you develop empathic communication skills and "maps" for effectively navigating and mediating 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
(mondays 4-6pm pacific, january 28 - March 25, 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.