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Compassionate Listening Intro Day 2: Healing the World, 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 5:30 p.m. 

Deepen Your Exploration of the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life.
**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."

This one day session provides Day 2 of the basic introduction for those who have take Day 1 and an opportunity for previous participants to review and deepen their practice. Whereas Day 1 focused on our own stories and self compassion, Day 2 brings us to stepping in the shoes of the other, transforming debate to dialogue and healing connection, and learning from our judgements.

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.

Primary Hosts: Heart Sisters In Actions and Global Citizen Journey

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. 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'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.

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.

Continuing education credits may be available for this workshop.

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