Empathy and Mindfulness in Conversation

Empathic Conversation Training

for Sustainable Solano

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Group learning and practice session

Meeting date, time and location:

June 2, 2021


Mare Island, Vallejo

Contacting and Connecting with John

You can reach me by email: john@johnkinyon.com, or text/phone 415-710-2777.

Empathy & Consciousness in Conversation Online Community [click on link]. Virtual platform for connection and sharing learnings and experiences. Joining this community I created is a great way to connect with a larger empathic community of learning, practice, and support. It's free to join.


After the live group session I encourage you to PRACTICE daily and weekly:

  • With yourself
  • With others in the group/organization
  • With people in your life

Learning Resources


  • Choosing Peace, book by Ike Lasater and John Kinyon, [click this LINK to access digital version]
  • Mindfulness in Conversation, digital workbook by John Kinyon [click LINK to access digital version]
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, book by Marshall Rosenberg, creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Meditation Resources

I request that for at least the 8 weeks of the course you commit to and begin (or extend what you already do) a daily meditation practice, even if it's only 5 minutes each day.

I highly recommend Sam Harris' Waking Up Course meditation app (mindfulness, nonduality, and neuroscience). It is subscription based, but I'll send you an invitation for a free month of the app. If you want to continue and can't afford the subscription all you need to do is email Sam's team and they'll give you a year for free, which can be renewed yearly. Here's the referral link to active your free month: https://share.wakingup.com/d10bdc090360.

Here are some other meditation apps I recommend:

  • Headspace
  • 10% Happier
  • Insight Timer
  • Calm
  • Simple Habit

Additional Resources Related to Consciousness and Compassion

  • Tim Freke - philosophy of "unividualism," emergent/evolutionary spirituality, integrates dual and nondual mindfulness, and science and spirituality
  • Diana Winston - mindfulness teacher, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, spectrum of awareness practices
  • Loch Kelly - mindfulness and nondual awareness teacher
  • Henry Shukman - Zen mindfulness, Koan practices
  • Kristin Neff - mindful self-compassion
  • Sarah Peyton- NVC, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma work. Book, Your Resonant Self
  • Internal Family Systems - Richard Schwartz