Foundations Level 1 Description & Registration Page

Foundations of Empathy & Mindfulness in Conversation Self-Guided Program (1)

Respond to the Growing Challenges and Adversities in the World with Empathic Connection and Community

Develop deep foundational skills and abilities with dimensions of consciousness in empathic communication with yourself and others, for responding to the impacts of social-economic-environmental turbulence, uncertainties, and difficulties in your life and in the world.

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There is No Prerequisite for the Foundations (Level One) Training

This level of training is for people who are new to empathic communication. It can also be valuable to people at any level of experience, as this level of training is a deep dive into practicing the integration of mindfulness and language dimensions of the foundation components (OFNR) of empathic communication. This work comes out of the international work of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

Foundations of Mindfulness in Conversation Self-Guided Course (monthly subscription)

As the world becomes increasingly less stable and more uncertain and conflictual, the foundational skills and abilities of empathy and mindfulness in conversation can be tremendously helpful for experiencing wellbeing and connection, and finding creative ways to respond to challenges and care for ourselves and others in difficult times. Building empathic community of learning and support will be increasingly important to our health and wellness.

The Foundations of Mindfulness in Conversation Self-Guided Course is a monthly subscription ($9.99/month) self-training program connected with an online learning community environment. It offers a wide variety of written, audio, and video learning materials to help you develop and deepen skills and abilities in the foundation components of empathic communication as dimensions of consciousness (dual and nondual awareness) and resonant language; and be able to do this in your way, at your pace. There is structure and support to help you learn and practice, and as an integral part of the program there is the option to engage and learn in community with others who are in the program.

Online Live Weekly Course with John (Level One - 8 week course)

Group size for the 8-Week Course is 15 participants or less so that there is more individual attention, support, and coaching from John as well as interaction with fellow participants. Don't wait if you want to secure a spot.

The next 8-Week Course is: Tuesdays January 12 - March 2, 2021. 4-5pm Pacific (California) Time

This course is for those who want weekly live sessions with John in a small group context (15 people or less) with lots of live coaching, demonstration, and Q&A. [Early price of $99 till Jan 8]

In addition, participants in the Course also get access to the main learning and practice materials of the foundation training, and are supported to practice with each other between the live group sessions.

You can do the 8-Week Course as an addition to the Self-Guided Course, or you can do them independently.

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You’ll Gain The Ability To:

  • Experience greater health and wellness through emotional well being
  • Recover more quickly from difficult situations and interactions
  • Feel more peace, centeredness, ease, and creativity responding to life's challenges
  • Be more present and connected in your relationships
  • Use language more skillfully in your interactions with people
  • Increase self-knowledge and self-connection
  • Experience more compassion for yourself and others
  • Listen in a way people notice and appreciate 
  • Build empathic community of connection, learning, and support
  • Develop greater access to creativity and new possibilities
  • Experience more happiness and well being

 

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Self-Guided Course Overview

A 4-Week Self-Guided Training is offered at the start of the program and can be used as a core backbone for ongoing learning. Daily meditation practice is also a core aspect of the training. The option to plug into community connection, sharing, practice, and support is integral to the program. We do this on the Slack.com platform for ease of group communication, coordination, and information sharing. You are helped and encouraged to practice in dyads with each other in the community and join a small team for additional learning and accountability support. There are written, audio, and video learning resources and learning support structures, which will be added to on a weekly basis.

 

TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE COURSE SEE THE REGISTRATION BOX BELOW.

After you register, there is a FREE 7-Day Trial Period before your first payment is charged so you can check it out, and after that you can cancel your subscription at any time, no questions asked. If the program is different than you were expecting, you can request a refund of the monthly payment. No problem. Once you register you will automatically be sent an email with a link to the program web page.

For any questions, email: programs@johnkinyon.com

What is Empathic Communication?

For me (John), empathic communication is based in four communication components — Observation, Feeling, Need, Request — and helps us focus attention and language on experiencing empathic connection and responding to ourselves and others with compassionate giving.

Empathy and Mindfulness in Conversation is how I refer to my approach that emphasizes the consciousness dimensions of the components and the integration with language. It is also about responding to the growing challenges, conflicts, dysfunction and instability we now face in our world. Consciousness in conversation brings awareness and compassionate presence to the language of speaking and listening within ourselves and with others. Consciousness for me includes a relationship with dual and nondual awareness, the formless and universal, the unconscious, and a neuroscience understanding of the brain and nervous system.

In this approach, Observation, Feeling, Need, and Request are each a different dimension of awareness and a doorway to connection, compassion, healing, and accessing creative possibility. The training happens in the context of learning, supporting, and practicing together with others in empathic community, and building empathic community in your life. This work is based in the international work of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

 

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8-Week Course Overview

This Level One online course offers eight weekly 1 hour live group learning and practice sessions with John and a small group (20 participants or less), supplemented with written materials, audio/video recordings, handouts, and recording of the live group sessions. The learning is centered around conversation exercises and practices with language in the context of consciousness and empathy to do during and between the weekly live sessions with yourself and others in the course, as well as people in your life. The learning builds in layers each week with the inner and outer conversations of your life. The live sessions happen on the Zoom video conferencing system, and you can also participate by audio only or by phone.

To see the Course Outline, click HERE.

Details

Format: 8 consecutive Tuesdays
Begins: January 12, 2021
Ends: March 2, 2021
Weekly Live Group Session Duration: 60 minutes
Start Time: 4pm Pacific Time [California] (convert to my time zone)

*EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE OF $99 till Friday, Jan 8.

For any questions, email: programs@johnkinyon.com

REGISTER BELOW IN REGISTRATION BOX

The courses are 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied at any point, you can receive a refund.

For any questions, please email programs@johnkinyon.com.

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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 greater good of humanity and all people and communities, and because I want to support a monetary system based in the desire to give and contribute, you can email me about giving a different amount. Email: john@johnkinyon.com. Thank you for wanting to be part of this work in the world!

As an alternative to the registration below, you can go to my Patreon page and see if you would like to give at one of the monthly levels there, https://www.patreon.com/johnkinyon. If you are interested in this option, send me an email about it, john@johnkinyon.com. 

Foundations Self-Guided Course Registration

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Level One 8-Week Course Registration

Level One 8-Week Course

$199.99
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Level One 8-Week Course Monthly Payment Plan

$99.50 every 30 days X 2
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