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Welcome to Empathic Communication Online Seminar Courses
with John Kinyon
 

 

Featured Courses
 

 

Overview of the Online Courses

 

The online live seminar courses provide interactive learning in developing skills, processes, and structures for empathic communication towards building empathic culture and community in organizations and in your life. The approach integrates mindful awareness practices with language distinctions based in the science of emotional and social intelligence and in universal human needs. John is co-creator and developer of the Mediate Your Life (MYL) body work over the past 15 years, which is based in the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC). John's approach to communication builds the capacity for well being, resilience, and resourcefulness, and strengthens the ability to work together more optimally and respond effectively to difficulties, challenges, and conflicts (inner and outer). The learning is experiential and practice oriented, and is applied to real experiences and situations in your life and work. The courses are offered on the Zoom video conferencing platform, which 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
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In this one hour introductory webinar, John will present and demonstrate his approach to learning the skills and practices of empathic communication, and building empathic community and culture in organizations and in our lives. Click the button below for more information and to register.


FOUNDATIONS OF EMPATHIC COMMUnity: EMPATHIC LISTENING AND SPEAKING IN A WORLD OF CONFLICT
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In this four-week Foundations Course John introduces you to core distinctions, skills, and processes of empathic communication and building empathic community and culture in organizations and in our lives. John's online courses comes out of his Mediate Your Life training program, which is based in the international body of work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication/NVC). You'll learn and practice how to apply these skills of emotional intelligence 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. 



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 discord: 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 to respond more effectively to challenges
(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 effective action. 

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. This course integrates mindfulness meditation, neuroscience, and compassion practices.

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


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.


Reconciliation, Healing & making amends: navigating conflicts based in emotional hurt
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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.