Community & Courses

Empathy and Mindfulness in Conversation

Empathy & Consciousness 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.


Starting in July 2021, if you would like to go to the next level of community engagement with me and other kindred spirits who share an interest in my work, you can join Community+, which will give you access to recordings of the Weekly Community Meet Up: Reconciliation & Healing Conversations (Fridays 1-2:30pm Pacific Time on Zoom), as well as free access to my monthly webinars (normally $27 per event). I hope you will also participate in the weekly open group forum Across The Aisle: Healing Our Political Divide (Wednesdays 5-6:30pm Pacific Time on Zoom).

To join Community+, you can make a monthly financial contribution of any amount. Upon initiating your monthly contribution, you will receive an e-mail which will include all your Community+ Member Benefits. The more you give the more you will be supporting me and this work in the world. If you have questions, email . The Community+ join box will be available July 2021

Online Courses with John

Conflict to Connection in Conversation with Ourselves and Others 12-Week Intermediate Online Course 

Next 12-week Course starts: July 20, Tuesdays 1:30-3pm PT

Empathic conversation maps to restore connection and create new possibility.

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

Conflict Coaching & Mediation Online Advanced Training Program 

Next 6-9 Month Course starts: Sept 2, 2021. Click on link below for more info and to apply.

Level 3 Monthly Practice & Mentoring Group with coaching from John. Click on link 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 OFNR mindfulness and the skills and maps of Mediate Your Life training, developed by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater.