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ONLINE Intro to Compassionate Listening (4 session series)
May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Come learn to open your heart, deepen your listening skills, and experience a sense of connection during these challenging days of ‘social distancing’ in polarized times. You will enjoy time for self-nurturing, spirit raising and communication skills building as well as connecting deeply with the other participants.
Masters 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 and in our personal lives.
These four online sessions will introduce and strengthen the core 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 supportive environment.
DATES & TIME: four session series
Saturdays, 10 am to 12:30 PST (1 to 3:30 pm EST)
May 23, 30, June 6, 13
We offer a pay what you can afford structure. No one will be turned away. The standard course fee is $150 ($95 to $185 ) for those who can afford the cost, which supports the ongoing offering for all to participate. Contact [email protected] to arrange scholarship. We don’t want anyone who earnestly wants to attend to miss out because of finances. . Register here.
Susan Partnow, Sr. Facilitator and Network Weaver for the Compassionate Listening project will be your facilitator. She brings a wealth of experience in the US and around the world and has a rich background in dialogue, peace-building, conflict resolution, and restorative justice: learn more here