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





Observation: The Awareness of the Thoughts, Stories, and Core Beliefs to Enhance Connection

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

Recorded during July, 2008
Total Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

This telecourse recording will work with the NVC component of observation. In this course, we’ll work on strengthening the capacity for mindful presence and awareness of our thinking, as well as developing the skills of translating thoughts into observation and need language.

We will explore what it means to be conscious and present as opposed to identifying with the stream of unconscious, conditioned thinking and emotional reactions within us. In terms of language, we’ll practice the skill of separating observation from evaluation, peeling away layers of interpretation, story, and judgment until we reach just the simple, observable “facts” of what happened. We’ll also practice a way of relating to thoughts, not as true or false, but rather as internal communicators of precious needs.                

With this recording, you’ll learn to:

  • Strengthen your ability to find peace and centeredness within you, regardless of what’s happening around you

  • Be able to more skillfully communicate what happened in ways that don’t stimulate defensiveness in others

  • Increase your ability to translate thinking/judgments into underlying needs
  • Listen to the learning material again and again
  • Recordings are an alternative to participating in live course
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  • Conveniently listen in your car, while you're jogging, or while relaxing at home
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  • Recordings make great learning tools for your practice group

Cost: $12.00 USD

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