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Connection Lab: 2-day CL Introductory Retreat, Poulsbo, Washington

October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 15, 2017, 6:00 PM

Weekend Retreat with Gil Bar Sela, offering tools for effective communication, thriving relationships and personal resilience.

In this experiential retreat, we will learn how to live healthier, more fulfilling lives by bridging the connection between our hearts and minds and deepening our connection to others.

We will cultivate science-based tools for optimized performance, self-regulation and stress relief based on three decades of research by the Heart Math Institute, and acquire powerful communication skills based on the teachings of The Compassionate Listening Project.


You will come out of this transformative retreat with sustainable practices for healing and self-care, and with communication tools that can be applied immediately in a variety of real-life situations, allowing you to connect with yourself and with others compassionately, authentically and effectively.

The retreat will take place at Meadowhawk, a Japanese inspired retreat house built with Douglas fir and Cedar groves. The property has two ponds and a seasonal wetland, as well as expanding food and flower gardens. It is easily accessible from Seattle via the Bainbridge Ferry. Overnight accommodation is available for interested individuals. Please inquire with the hosts if interested. Camping on the property is also available and plentiful.


– All- inclusive, organic, vegetarian meals prepared by our hosts
– Movement sessions led by Matt Drews
– Healing rituals by a surprise guest
– Shamanic journeying (optional) for the ones staying overnight


– Discover the most recent science on the crucial role the heart plays in self-regulation and connection
– Maximize our communication potential. Acquire practices to create a safe conversational space where information can flow
– Cultivate self-care tools. Increase your capacity for personal resilience, balance, and strength to meet challenging life situations
– Learn how to speak your truth authentically, constructively and safely — even in heated circumstances — in order to build bridges toward connection
– View conflict as an opportunity to further our understanding of each other, find common ground and inspire creative solutions
– Deepen our self-awareness
– Access the innate intuition of our bodies, and learn how to use it for decision-making and crucial conversation



Sliding scale: $250-$400, including meals and accommodation.
Register with a $50 deposit and pay the remainder at the end, according to your perceived value and ability to pay (no one turned away for lack of resources).

Space is limited. To reserve a spot: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050884 (if the link isn’t working, please email Gil: gilbarsela@gmail.com)


“Enlightening and empowering in ways I will carry with me for life.”

MORE TESTIMONILAS http://www.gilbarsela.com/testimonials/


GIL BAR-SELA is a speaker, facilitator, and coach in the areas of conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, and personal development. He has over 14 years of experience working with individuals and organizations toward personal and collective transformation.
Gil has inspired audiences of thousands, speaking at colleges across the United States on the power of listening, gender equality and social justice, and has led workshops and trainings globally. He has collaborated with the leadership team of Seattle’s Restorative Justice Initiative creating community-based, non-punitive solutions to conflict. Gil leads annual delegations to Palestine and Israel with The Compassionate Listening Project, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to transform conflict and strengthen cultures of peace. Gil has advanced training in many personal development and interpersonal communications modalities, including Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations, Dominic Barter’s Restorative Circles, Leah Green’s Compassionate Listening, Core Energetics, META (Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches) and Integral Coaching.
For more information: gilbarsela.com

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October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM
October 15, 2017, 6:00 PM
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Gil Bar-Sela


Meadow Hawk Retreat Center 257 Two Crane LN Poulsbo, WA 98370
257 Two Crane LN
Poulsbo, WA 98370
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