Leader: Yael Petretti
May 12, 2018: 9:30am to 5:00pm
“I can’t talk to him/her/‘them’ . . .”
Do you have friends who voted for the “other” candidate?
Do you dread family gatherings because you and your uncle disagree about just about everything?
Frustrated in the face of so much polarization and knowing that we need to revive civil dialogue if we are to resolve the problems that confront us — personal and political?
We can dig ourselves out of this painful polarization.
Compassionate Listening was developed by Quakers and is used around the world — and at home — in conflict situations. In this Compassionate Listening workshop , you will learn to:
- Suspend judgment
- Maintain balance in the heat of conflict
- Listen and speak from the heart with kindness and honesty
- Practice being present to the speaker
- Heal alienation, lower tension, and eliminate violence.