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Multi-session NVC courses (Nonviolent Communication)

The Tao of Empathy: Breath, Body, Needs, Self Connection Exercise

Video •  9 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

John introduces his Self-Connection Exercise as a mindful way of coming to awareness via OFNR. Breath: immediately observable, a reminder to observe. Body: feeling the body, awareness of sensations. Needs: an experience of wholeness that expands awareness of the totality of experience. Listen.


Empathic Connection and Politics

Trainer Tip •  1-2 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

How do we talk to ourselves and with others about polarizing topics in a way that's supportive? Seek to understand and be understood rather than press for agreement. Bring mindfulness into the conversation. Slow down and use structure to support everyone. Release knowing the solutions, answers or outcomes. Keep focus on shared universal needs. From this place we can say what's in our hearts and minds, and trust the process.


Searching Together For A Way Forward

Trainer Tip •  1-2 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

It's tempting to shut down a heated conversation when it’s painful and overwhelming. What can give us strength to stay open to hearing and being moved, to being open to new possibility, is recalling the “triad of conversation.” The triad is self and other and then awareness on the third side of the conversation. Here we can return to connection, to what we share and need in common, to a searching together for the way forward.


MLK, Nonviolence, and Communication

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

“Nonviolence” is not just a political tactic. It is a “soul force”. It is the force of love meeting and transforming what appears to not be love. It is speaking and listening with courage, compassion, and an open heart and mind and rooted in our truth in a way that bridges understanding. And doing so without demand nor trying to convince -- all in the face of any anger, fear, oppression, inequality, violence or disagreement.


Fear and Trust Facing the Year Ahead

Trainer Tip •  1-2 minutes • 
All skill levels
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

In thinking about your relationship with fear and doubt, see what happens when you ask yourself "What do you trust?”. Here's an example response to that question, and how it can open new perspective, soften fear, and bring trust to new depths.


Parenting and Anger: Walking the Ultimate Path to Peace (5 Session Course)

Audio •  6 - 8 hours • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours

John and Stephanie combine mediating conflict, parenting and study of brain science to this ground-breaking course recording on how to funnel your anger and your child’s anger toward mutual caring and peace.

 


Mediating Conflict Conversations with Observation, Feeling, Need, and Request

Audio •  44 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
44 minutes

Mediating a conflict conversation can be challenging – but with tools and practice, that challenge can be transformed. If you're curious about the specific steps needed to achieve that transformation, join John for an exploration of his non-dual mindfulness practice.


Healing and Reconciliation (7 Session Course)

Audio •  7 - 9 hours • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours

Old emotional hurts and pains can easily erupt when you’re in the throes of conflict – even if you’re the mediator. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could avoid all of that, and instead create more peace and happiness for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community?


Healing and Reconciliation

Audio •  55 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
55 minutes

Old emotional hurts and pains can easily erupt when you’re in the throes of conflict – even if you’re the mediator. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could avoid all of that, and instead create more peace and happiness for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community?


Connecting When Worldviews Conflict (4 Session Course)

Audio •  6 hours • 
Advanced Skill Level
Audio
6 hours

John Kinyon and Matthew Rich examine the ways in which people’s worldviews can be different and why this often creates conflict.


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