World Work from the Heart: Compassionate Listening Advanced Practice

How can we work more deeply from a compassionate heart in our endeavors to transform our world? Come to this 2-day session to develop your skills in the realm of work and community development, being an ally, large group interaction, and leadership. We’ll focus on issues of rank, privilege, internalized and systemic oppression, grief, and forgiveness – and practice ‘sitting in the fire’ with those with whom we disagree. Through a combination of practices, we’ll work to strengthen our ability to be a positive force in the world – with the courage, knowledge and humility needed to “take a stand.”

On each step of the journey, you’ll integrate more deeply the wisdom of mind, body and spirit in service of creating the world we long for. Explore with us in this laboratory for growth and connection.

The session is designed to deepen your skills in Compassionate Listening and to integrate them more fully into your daily experiences. The Basic Intensive, Compassionate Listening Intensive: Healing the World from the Inside Out, is a pre-requisite for this Advanced Intensive.  If you have not received prior training with us, please contact Andrea ( 206.523.6018) or Susan ( 206.310.1203) to explore how to set up a pre-workshop Orientation.

Registration:  Secure online registration

Andrea Cohen is a communications consultant, project developer, and certified Compassionate Listening facilitator who has been involved with The Compassionate Listening Project since its inception. She is the director of the TCLP film Children of Abraham and is co-director of the Jewish-German Reconciliation Project.

Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, certified mediator and an organizational development consultant/trainer for over 30 years, with an M.A. from Northwestern University.

Cost: Total cost for the two-day workshop is $195 – $395. You’ll be able to choose what you pay within this range at the end of the workshop. Those able and willing to contribute at the higher end help support our ability to provide partial scholarships for those who are in need. Pre-registration is required: $150. Your pre-registration fee goes toward the total workshop fee. The remainder of the fee is due at the end of the workshop. We’re unable to accept any credit cards at the workshop! Partial scholarships may be available for those unable to pay the full fee, so please don’t let cost be a barrier.

People coming from out of town are advised to check with Andrea at (206) 523-6018 before buying airline tickets to confirm that the the minimum number of participants needed has been met.

We have limited ability to offer partial scholarships. If you’d like to know more about this workshop or partial scholarships, contact Andrea at (206) 523-6018 or

Continuing education credits may be available for this workshop.


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