John Kinyon 

About John Kinyon

John is a leading trainer of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and a co-founder of BayNVC. He specializes in mediation and Nonviolent Communication as spiritual practice and has offered training and facilitation to thousands of people around the world, including conflict resolution training to Afghan tribal elders along the Pakistani border in 2002. John works closely with founder Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., and is regularly invited to be a staff trainer with him at 9-day international intensive trainings. John has a background in clinical psychology and has started three businesses. He also incorporates a long study of spiritual practice and principles of nonviolence into his work, including study and practice of the work of Carl Rogers, Gandhi, Eckhart Tolle, Duane Elgin, Ken Wilber, David Whyte, Byron Katie, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and Parmahansa Yogananda of Self-Realization Fellowship. John lives with his wife and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about John and his work visit





Introduction to NVC Mediation: Conceptual Overview and Experiential Learning and Practice

A Telecourse Recording with CNVC Certified Trainer John Kinyon from El Sobrante, California, USA

Recorded during July, 2008
Total Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Fee: $10.00 USD

This 2 hour introduction gives a conceptual overview and experiential taste of the NVC mediation learning model developed by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater over the past 7 years. NVC mediation can be applied to conflict in all types of situations -- from organizational and community to personal relationships, and in four mediation contexts – internal, interpersonal, informal, and formal – as well as pre and post mediation. A conceptual framework will be provided followed by experiential learning and practice through improvised triad role-plays and group feedback and harvesting. In the role plays, you have a chance to be in the role of mediator, disputant and observer, and receive invaluable learning and feedback from the disputant and observer roles, as well as in-the-moment coaching. You can then move into the mediator’s chair and put into practice what you’ve just learned.

In the role of mediator, you will learn to:

  • Develop presence and centeredness in the midst of conflict
  • Deepen your skills of empathic listening
  • Translate judgments into need language with greater ease and naturalness
  • Facilitate each party feeling heard and understood to their satisfaction
  • Develop skills to support clear, doable requests and collaborative resolutions
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