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Conflict Coaching and Mediation 6-9 month Online Program - Advanced

Registration Page for Phase I (First 6 months)

Online Programs


Format: Weekly on: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm Pacific Time

Begins: Phase I begins: September 2, 2021

Ends: Phase I ends: February 24, 2022

Weekly Live Group Session Duration: 2 hours

Start Time:  1:00pm Pacific Time [California] (convert to my time zone)

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Those from Phase I who wish to continue on to Phase II can decide to do so at the end of Phase I.

The course is 100% guaranteed.

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Philosophy of Money
The registration pricing is what I (John) would like to receive to support my sustainability to continue offering this work in the world. However, because I see this work being for the health and wellbeing and greater good of humanity and all people, and because I want to support a monetary system based in giving and receiving, you can choose to give the amount you would like. Thank you for wanting to be part of this work in the world!

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Advanced Program Registration

Advanced Program (Phase I) Registration


Program Structure

This year is the 4th cohort of the online program. It is a conflict coaching program that includes NVC mediation training. It is a year program structured in two phases, an initial 6-month learning and practice phase and a second deepening and integration phase. You can do the whole 9 months or just the first 6 month phase. There are weekly 2 hour live group sessions on Zoom video conferencing, written materials, audio/video recordings, handouts, and recordings of the live group sessions. There are daily and weekly practices to do in between the live sessions with yourself and others in the course and in your life. 

Learning Modules/Topics
Individual Coaching

  • Preparing to Respond to a difficult situation (Enemy Image Process/EIP, 3 role-plays)
  • Practicing to Respond to a difficult situation (Intensity Exercise, Connection, and Solution Requests)
  • Having a Difficult Conversation (Interpersonal Mediation/IPM process, 3Chairs Process, role-playing)
  • Debriefing for Resilience (Mourn Celebrate Learn/MCL process)
  • Self-Compassion Mediation (Chooser-Educator/C-E process)
  • Internal Family Conversations (Internal Mediation/IM process)
  • Beyond Forgiveness (Healing & Reconciliation/H&R process) — making amends and healing role play

Facilitating Hearing and Being Heard (Mediation)

  • 5-Step Mediation Model and 4-step Healing & Reconciliation (H&R) process
  • 9 Mediation Skills (elements of empathy, connection requests, pulling by the ears, emergency empathy, tracking, interrupting, self-empathy, self-expression, solution requests, and agreements)
  • Pre-mediation session(s)
  • Post-mediation session(s)
  • Mediator self-care

 Other Modules

  • The coaching relationship — collaborative learning, leading/guiding/directing vs. following, process and content, ethics, empathic community, trauma and addiction
  • Conflict coaching phases — Engagement Conversation, coaching agreement, foundation distinctions and skills, learning and applying the maps
  • Sharing the foundation distinctions and skills
  • OFNR (OFN, then R, for self, then OFNR for other)
  • Self-Connection Practice (mindfulness, consciousness)
  • Elements of Empathy for speaking and listening in conversation
  • Solution requests, hearing and saying "no," Need Behind the No practice
  • The business of coaching and mediating (creating a website, marketing, etc.)