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Compassionate Listening Introductory Training
Trinity-Grace United Church
Vancouver, BC
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Compassionate Listening Introductory Training
We wish to acknowledge that we meet on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish people. We pray for the day in which we may be joined with them in right relationship.

Spiritual teachers throughout the ages recognize that listening is one of the most precious gifts we can give to another human being. The practice of Compassionate Listening builds trust, connection, understanding, respectful dialogue, and sustainable solutions. It is ideal for those involved in conflict transformation and peace-building in a professional or personal context, and for those who are passionate about building bridges and healing relationships in our world.

This two-day session, led by Sr. Facilitator Susan Partnow and Jr. Facilitiator Cathy Merchant, will introduce and strengthen the practices of:
-Cultivating compassion - towards ourselves and others.
-Developing the fair witness - honing our ability to go to the balcony during stressful interactions and combine cognitive awareness with the wisdom of the heart.
-Respecting self and others.
-Listening and speaking from the heart...as well as the opportunity to put these into practice within a safe environment.

This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale of $50 - $150 (no questions asked). Pre-registration is required with your $50 deposit here. The remainder will be due at the end of the workshop, according to your ability to pay and your perception of its value. Cancellations within two weeks of the session can not be refunded.

Time: 10am to 6pm both days, Sat 11/2 and Sun 11/3

Facilitators: You can see more about your Sr. Facilitator, Susan Partnow, at the Compassionate Listening website -https://www.compassionatelistening.org/meet-our-facilitators

This event is being co-sponsored by the Living Interfaith Sanctuary (https://livinginterfaithsanctuary.ca/) and Trinity-Grace United Church (http://tgucvan.ca/).


Trinity-Grace United Church (View)
803 East 16th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 2V7


Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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