The next tentatively scheduled Compassionate Listening Training will be held Friday, June 5 from 6 – 9pm and Saturday, June 7 from 10am – 6pm at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Fireside Room.
If you have conflict in any area of your life that you would like to learn to manage
either better or differently, then this is the training for you! (Or, if you don’t, please let us know, because maybe then we should be learning from you.)
Compassionate Listening is a conflict resolution method that has been used in families, businesses, communities, and in international peacebuilding initiatives since 1990 to help bring people back together. Listening is one of the most precious gifts we can give another human being. The practice of Compassionate Listening builds trust, connection, understanding, respectful dialogue, and sustainable solutions. It is ideal for anyone 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.
These classes will be led by Cathy Merchant, certified trainer, and will introduce and strengthen the 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 safe environment.
These workshops are being offered on a sliding scale of $75 – $150 (no questions asked).
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