Learn with John

Weekly Community Event
Join Fridays 1pm Pacific for this Free/By Donation Live Group Experience of Deep Experiential & Transformational work


Across the Aisle

1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays



Reconciliation & Healing

2nd & 4th Fridays



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Mediate Your Life Journey

Three 8-week Courses, beginning Jan 30th

→ Transforming Conflict Internally
→ Transforming External Conflict
→ Healing Hurt & Reconciling Divides

Are you ready for Transformation & Healing in your Life, Relationships, and in the World?

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Professional Training Program

Two 6-Month Trainings, beginning Feb 8th

Conflict Coaching Training
Mediation Training

What will you learn?

  • Support people receiving the empathy they need to resolve conflicts in their lives.
  • Help people effectively respond to and transform conflict with others, and within themselves.
  • How to be in the role of mediator & conflict coach using:
    • Nonviolent Communication mediation model
    • Observation, Feeling, Need, Request (OFNR) mindfulness skills
    • Mediate Your Life conflict maps

Other Trainings


International Intensive Training (IIT)

CNVC IIT in South Korea with John Kinyon

January 19-28th, 2024


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NVC Rising Learning Community

Join as John facilitates 2 sessions at NVC Rising's Learning Community

April 20th, 2024
How to Be the Mediator of Your Life’s Journey Through Challenges: Navigate Any Difficulty from Conflict to Connection and New Possibilities

In this workshop John Kinyon will share his Mediate Your Life (MYL) approach to Nonviolent Communication. The approach offers “conflict maps” to navigate different regions and territories of the world of human conflict as you experience it in the challenges and difficulties of your life. Perhaps you want to have a difficult or healing conversation, or be able to respond effectively to difficult moments in a conversation, or work with your painful reactions to a situation, or mediate empathy and compassion between parts of yourself. MYL combines a “three-chair” mediation model, the Observation, Feeling, Need, Request (OFNR) communication components, and mindfulness.

April 28th, 2024
Learn and Practice NVC Mediation Skills for Helping Others in Conflict: The Mediate Your Life Approach

The Mediate Your Life (MYL) approach to NVC mediation offers 9 mediation skills to be able to respond to any type of challenge in your role as facilitator of a conflict conversation and process. In this workshop MYL co-creator John Kinyon will provide demonstrations and experiential learning and practice with the NVC mediation model and some of the key mediation skills. You’ll get to experience playing the roles of both sides of a conflict situation as well as being the mediator, and give and receive helpful and supportive learning and feedback as you practice.


Past Trainings

International Intensive Training (IIT)

CNVC IIT with John Kinyon

September 24 - October 3, 2023



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NVC Rising | Across the Aisle

Join NVC Rising as they host John Kinyon for this FREE event

Sunday, October 15th

Healing the divides in our relationships, families, communities, and society, one conversation at a time.

Polarization has had a devastating impact on our families, friendships, community, and our nation at large. These are the times that can define us. Will we give into patterns of reacting to our differences with disconnection or will we courageously choose understanding, connection, and cooperation in our shared humanity?

In this session we will experience the essence of the process: a conversation with an empathic structure of taking turns mindfully speaking and listening, focusing on understanding rather than agreement, and connecting with what we share in common — our human feelings and needs/values/desires.