Professional Training Program

Conflict Coaching & Mediation Training

Conflict Maps


Starting February 8th you can enroll in the Professional Training Program consisting of Conflict Coaching and Mediation Training with weekly live online sessions with John Kinyon.

Based in Nonviolent Communication and the Mediate Your Life approach.

Gain the Ability to Help People...

  • understand and use OFNR communication components with ease, naturalness, and compassionate presence with themself and others
  • learn to self-connect in the midst of difficulty, be in empathic conversation, and build empathic community
  • transform anger/judgment into empathy/compassion
  • transform anxiety/stress into calm/centeredness
  • prepare for difficult conversations and use role play
  • learn how to work with others to find creative and collaborative solutions
  • heal and reconcile when there is emotional hurt and pain
  • resolve inner conflicts about the past or future
  • live happier, healthier, more resilient lives
  • experience more connection and well being
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  • 6 month training with weekly live sessions
  • February 8 - July 25, 2024
  • Thursdays 11a-1p Pacific Time (convert time zone)


  • 6 month training with weekly live sessions
  • Sept 5, 2024 - Feb 27, 2025
  • Thursdays 11a-1p Pacific Time (convert time zone)


  • Option to register for one or both of the 6-month trainings.
  • If you want to do the Mediation Training, it's recommended that you also do the Conflict Coaching Training. *
  • Sessions will be recorded if you miss a session, or want to back to review and deepen learning.
  • Option to register without attending live sessions if your schedule or time zone won't permit.
  • To ensure an intimate space with individual attention, support, and coaching from John, program is limited to 25 participants. Apply below to secure a spot.


This program is designed for people who have a solid ability with the Nonviolent Communication approach to:

  • feelings & needs vocabulary
  • OFNR components
  • 48 hours or more of live NVC training
  • 2 years or more of partner/group practice with NVC skills

The program is geared towards people who want to offer conflict coaching and/or mediate conflict in some kind of formal way in the world, which includes as part of your role in your work or organization. And you are also welcome to do the program if you want to take your NVC skills to a more advanced level.

If you have any questions, please email




My financial request supports my sustainability to continue offering this work in the world. Because this work is for the wellbeing & greater good of humanity & the world, and because I want to support a monetary system based in giving & receiving, you can request to give an amount that you feel is right for you. The more you give the more you will be supporting the work to grow and make a contribution to a better world.
Thank you for wanting to be part of this work in the world!

“Before NVC and John’s classes, I braced for life’s impact. After, I am trusting and curious, open to outcome. Before, frozen and frightened. After, confident and capable. Before, withered and weak. After, self-acknowledged and compassionate. There is not one part of my life that has not been impacted by nonviolent communication and John’s trainings, all parts touched with the privilege of learning and living these principles. A warmth of gratitude washes across my heart and a sense of sharp joy pricks in my throat as I lean into John’s essence and all he teaches.” - Hope O

“Every time I asked for recommendations for NVC trainers to study with, John Kinyon’s name came up. Having experienced a lot of training with John, I’ve come to see why. He’s the real deal, who has put these skills to work in extreme situations. The Intermediate Course synthesises and practices many self-management skills to bring the spirit of NVC from a theoretical place to an internalized reality that is accessible when under stress or triggers. With those skills available, the course then practices applying those techniques to mediation and coming to agreements in difficult conversations. I highly recommend it, as these are skills that will make it much easier for you to deescalate and turn around conflicts in your life.” - John R

“Working with John has been spiritually transformational. This form of communication is a spiritual language and practicing it with John allows for communication to come from the heart. It gives our souls the language it needs to express itself in a way that allows us to be the loving people we are.” - Kelly H

“Thanks to John's class, I was able to understand how to stay connected despite conflict. Through the practice in the class but also with other students, I could sort out a difficult situation with a close friend. My relationship with my friend is now healed.” - Marie L

“In John’s course, I was able to receive a lot of empathy from people who were enthusiastically learning NVC. Learning these skills helped me to organize my thoughts more and increased my ability to listen in an NVC way. I haven't seen the ‘Healing and Reconciliation’ process anywhere else, and it helped me to support my friend who was in deep pain.” - Mina

“Working with John has enriched my life in ways beyond my expectations: My professional and personal relationships are calmer, more connection-focused and harmonious. One invaluable shift that took place for me on a personal level is that I now have simple but highly effective tools (“conversation maps”) to navigate the inevitable drama and trauma life brings. And as an unexpected bonus, I’ve been delighted to hear my 5-year-old daughter talk about the feelings and needs of herself and others. Sometimes, she even makes requests! It brings me so much joy to witness her growing into a more empathetic and emotionally intelligent person just by observing elements of empathic communication.” - Noemi

“The purpose of a map is to help someone get to where they want to go. But when the terrain is entirely internal, having a map to help guide the way is even more useful. The maps John teaches in his Intermediate Course have not only helped me successfully navigate myself through anger, shame, fear, guilt, and confusion, but also support others through their emotional challenges, deepening the sense of meaning and purpose in my life. If you are interested in living a happier and more easeful life, take this course.” - Simon W

“I feel like I am a better person although I don't always remember to practice the maps. I now recognize instantly when I am hearing something said either by me or by someone else that is not in alignment with empathic communication.  I have used the self connection practice a lot and it has helped me sort through some sticky situations, so thank you!! Overall, I would say that John's work is incredibly healing when practiced regularly. It has the potential to change the world -- literally.  It should be taught in schools.” - Wendy W