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Compassionate Listening Intensive: Healing the World from the Inside Out

  • The Well/Queen Anne UMC 1606 5th Avenue West Seattle, WA, 98119 United States (map)

Become a More Powerful Peacemaker in Your Family,
Community and Workplace

9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

Explore the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life.

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Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others
Suspending Judgment
Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict
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 into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy relations, productive teamwork, and positive action. 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."

The one day session will serve as a basic introduction for newcomers and an opportunity for previous participants to review and deepen their practice. 

Your Facilitator: Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, co-author 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

Cost: Total cost for the one-day workshop is $75 to 150. 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. This pre-registration fee goes toward the total workshop fee. The remainder of the fee is due at the end of the workshop. We're unable to accept any credit cards at the workshop so bring cash or checkbook!
Partial scholarships may be available for those unable to pay the full fee, so please don't let cost be a barrier.

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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.

Additional Information:

If you do not receive your Paypal receipt, there was probably a problem with your registration. Please call us if this happens. Do not assume that you are registered!

After registering and paying, you will receive an email from PayPal confirming your payment. This is your confirmation of a completed registration. If you elect to pay by check, you will receive a confirmation as soon as the check is received. Within two weeks prior to the workshop we will send an email with final details and directions.

As mentioned: We have some ability to offer partial scholarships. If you'd like to know more about this workshop or partial scholarships, contact Susan at (206) 310-1203 or

Continuing education credits may be available for this workshop.

For more about The Compassionate Listening Project,