Compassionate Listening for Polarized Times - Healing the World from the Inside Out
Learn Compassionate Bridge Building to Foster Healing Inner as well as Community
9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday May 30
1:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm Sunday May 31
Facilitated by Susan Partnow
How do we cultivate and spread compassion in these polarized times? Come Deepen learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life to bring peace, civility and healing from your family dinner table to your Facebook or Twitter feed.
**Cultivating and Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others
**Developing the Fair Witness, without Judgment or Blame
**Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict, with Respect for Self and Others
**Listening with the Heart
**Speaking from the Heart
Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or disconnection, teaching people to listen with a different "ear" to those around them. Its powerful tools help transform the energy of conflict and polarization into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy relations, productive teamwork, and positive action, as well as upwising our public discourse. It is a practice that provides a roadmap to what sages from all ages and cultures have taught: cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace "from the inside out."
This two day session provides a basic introduction, beginning with a focus on our own stories and self compassion, and then stepping in the shoes of the other, transforming debate to dialogue and healing connection, and learning from our judgments. Prior students are welcomed and encouraged to repeat the training.
Your Facilitator: Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Lets Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, co-contributor of The Art of Compassionate Listening, certified mediator, and an organizational development consultant/trainer for over 20 years, with an M.A. from Northwestern University. She cofounded Conversation Café and Lets Talk America. Susan is Network Weaver and a Sr. Facilitator for The Compassionate Listening Project.
Cost: Total cost for the two-day workshop is $175 - $300. You'll be able to choose what you pay within this range at the end of the workshop. Those able and willing to contribute at the higher end help support our ability to provide partial scholarships for those who are in need.
Pre-registration of $50 is required. Register here:
This pre-registration fee goes toward the total workshop fee. The remainder of the fee is due at the end of the workshop. We can accept Venmo or Paypal but are unable to accept credit cards at the workshop so bring cash or checkbook!
**Note: Partial scholarships may be available for those unable to pay the full fee, so please don't let cost be a barrier.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel with more than two weeks notice, we can apply $40 toward registration toward a future workshop. With less than two weeks notice, we can apply $25 toward a future workshop. There are no refunds.
For more about The Compassionate Listening Project,
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church (View)
1606 5th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
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