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Co-creator/founder, Mediate Your Life Training Program, international
Certified Trainer of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC)
M.S. Clinical Psychology
John Kinyon has devoted his life and career to the furthering of empathic communication and human connection around the world. He is the co-creator of the international Mediate Your Life Training Program, based in the work of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). He has been a conflict coach, mediator, and trainer in this approach since 2002. The approach provides skills and conversation “maps” for navigating challenges and conflicts, inner and outer, in all aspects of life. His mission is to support human connection and collaboration through empathy and mindfulness in conversation as part of the global health and wellness movement.
John’s mentor was Nonviolent Communication (NVC) founder Marshall Rosenberg, a global peacemaker whose work has deeply touched the lives of hundreds of thousands or more in over 70 countries around the world. For almost two decades John has been a leader in the global NVC community. John worked closely with Marshall for over a decade and has deep knowledge and connection to the practice. John is a co-founder of the Bay Area NVC organization (BayNVC). He has been a certified trainer of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2000.
John brings his approach to individuals, groups, organizations, and networks interested in empathic communication and community to enhance teamwork, creativity, resilience, and effectiveness. His vision goes beyond the personal and workplace. He wants to see the entire world heal and evolve consciously enough to live sustainably and collaboratively together.
John has been studying mindfulness, meditation, and consciousness traditions and practices (including spiritual and poetic traditions) for over 30 years and has used this experience in developing his approach.
As an author, speaker, trainer, conflict coach and mediator, he is available for speaking engagements, workshops, and consulting with individuals and organizations.
He has co-author of the following books:
- Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict.
- From Conflict to Connection: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Peaceful Resolutions
- When Your Mind Sabotages Your Dreams: Turning Your Critical Internal Voices Into Collaborative Allies
He is the author of the Workbook:
- Mindfulness in Conversation: Creating the Life and World You Want One Conversation at a Time