Community & Courses

Empathy and Mindfulness in Conversation

Online Community & Courses

One of the most important things I (John) have discovered in my 20+ years of work in this space, is that furthering this kind of learning works best in a learning community. And for me the learning is not just about use of language but also the relationship with consciousness (mindfulness, awareness, presence — dual and nondual dimensions — and the unconscious). Developing the language and awareness skills to be able to respond to the growing challenges in our personal and work lives and what’s happening in the world takes time and lots of practice and support. So, I’ve created an Empathy & Consciousness in Conversation Online Community (see right column), as well as weekly live-session online courses (see below) to support you in skill development and help you build empathic community.


It's FREE to join. The online community offers different topic discussion areas to engage in and a wide variety of information and resources, as well as live online events and group meetings with me that I offer regularly. The community is also about meeting, connecting and interacting with others who share your interests and values, and who can be sources of inspiration and support as we navigate the growing challenges and difficulties in our world. You can coordinate empathic conversation practice with other community members, and even connect with people who live near you! I believe building empathic community and support is crucial to growing our resilience, experiencing health and wellbeing, and being able to respond to the enormous difficulties ahead. For more info and to join, click HERE.


If you would like to go to the next level of community engagement and support with me and other kindred spirits, you can join Community+, which gives you access to learning materials, free access to my monthly webinars, and more.

You can join Community+ by clicking the link below and making a monthly financial contribution of an amount of your choosing. Upon initiating your monthly contribution, you will receive an e-mail that gives you a link to the Community+ Member page with all the benefits.

If you have questions, email .

Online Courses with John

Mediate Your Life Training to Navigate Life's Challenges from Conflict to Connection 15-Week Online Course 

Next 15-week course starts: January 10, 2023, 1-3pm PT
[2 hour weekly live group sessions, includes option 30 min partner practice at end of each session]

Empathic conversation maps to restore connection and create new possibilities

Learn conversation maps (inner and outer) that build resilience with conflict and adversity, strengthen relationship and collaboration, and open new creative possibilities.

Conflict Coaching & Mediation 6-9 Month Online Training Program 

Next Coaching & Mediation Training Course starts: September, 2023. Click on link below for more info and to apply.

Helping people respond to conflicts and challenges within themselves and with others

Learn how to be in the role of conflict coach and mediator using NVC and OFNR mindfulness skills and maps of Mediate Your Life training, developed by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater.

This video is a recording of a webinar I did for the Center for Nonviolent Communication called, "Mediate Your Life with the Magic of the 3 Chairs." The webinar was a fundraising event in which there was presentation and demonstration of the Mediate Your Life model of navigating and transforming conflict to connection, cooperation, and new possibilities. There were over 300 people in the audience. It was recorded in December, 2021.