Learning & Community


Empathy and Mindfulness in Conversation

Mediate Your Life
Learning & Practice Group

Turn Conflict into Connection in YOUR Life

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm Pacific Time

What will you learn in these weekly live group sessions?

  • Learn & practice how to navigate conflicts
  • Gain resilience to conflicts
  • Learn how to transform conflict into connection and cooperation
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Increase collaboration in your life
  • Open new creative possibilities
  • Create the life you want & the world you imagine

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NVC Mediation & Conflict Coaching

9 Month Training Program

Next Program begins September 14, 2023

What will you learn?

  • How to help people respond to conflict within themself
  • How to help people respond to conflict with others
  • How to be in the role of mediator & conflict coach using:
    • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
    • Observation, Feeling, Need, Request (OFNR) mindfulness skills
    • Mediate Your Life (MYL) conversation maps

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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.

Empathy & Mindfulness in Conversation Online Community

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. 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 & Mindfulness in Conversation Online Community to support you in building 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.


If you would like more community connection with me and other kindred spirits, you can join Community+, which gives you access to learning materials, a self-guided course, and more.

You can join Community+ by clicking the link below and making a monthly financial contribution of any amount. 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 .