Susan Partnow, M.A., has catalyzed social transformation for 30+ years from Africa to Guatemala, Cuba to Japan. Co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America, Global Citizen Journey and Seattle Restorative Justice, Susan especially enjoys transforming conflict using Restorative Circles, Open Space, World Café and Appreciative Inquiry. Author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions and co-contributor to Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening. Passionately committed to inter-cultural understanding, peacemaking and community building, Susan deeply believes we can and must 'listen our way to wholeness' to find our essential humanity through connection, wise co-creation, and dialogue. Compassionate Listening weaves in much of the The Work That Reconnects: Susan was one very first trainers, part of the core council that created the core practices and the advanced training and the first director of Advanced Training.
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What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
We incorporate a number of practices from the Work that Reconnects in our Compassionate Listening Workshops, including
*Four Abodes of the Buddha
...and so many more plus our own adaptations! I have been teaching Compassionate retreats and workshops using these exercises for about 20 years (!) and am so deeply appreciated of the work. I consider Coming Back to Life my 'bible.' You can check out our website for The Compassionate Listening Project www.compassionatelistening.org (I am one of the originators of the practice, a certified trainer, designer of our Advanced curriculum, and Director of Advanced Training) as well as my personal website www.susanpartnow.com. I also incorporate some of this work in the delegations I lead for my small nonprofit, www.globalcitizenjourney.org . I have brought the work to Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Uganda, South Africa), Cuba, Guatemala, India (including Kashmir).