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

NVC and Money: Relating to Money from the Principles of NVC

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

Recorded during 2009
Total Duration: 2 hours

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Money in our culture plays the important role of providing a way to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. Money tends to be used as a way of putting value on goods and services, which has led to concepts such as “worth”, “owe”, “charge”, “pay”, “fee.” These concepts lead us to relate to each other from a sense of obligation and objectification. Furthermore, money itself tends to be thought of as a need, and a source of security and happiness, instead of a way of meeting these and other needs. We can often do things solely “for the money” rather than in the service of meeting our needs and contributing to what truly has meaning and value to us.

An alternative to this is to relate to money as a way of contributing to well being and needs being met, using money in the service of the enjoyment of giving and receiving. Fundamentally it is the difference between relating from giving vs. getting, having, owning, controlling, etc.

Listen to this recorded telecourse and learn from John Kinyon’s 10 years of experience relating to money from an NVC perspective, both in terms of asking to receive money in business contexts, and giving money in relation to receiving goods and services.

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