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Fri, Mar 13


Seabeck Conference Center

Advanced Training: Inner Guidance - CL with Self and Others, Seabeck, WA

An advanced Compassionate Listening retreat that focuses on integrating and embodying the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening with self and others.

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Advanced Training: Inner Guidance - CL with Self and Others, Seabeck, WA
Advanced Training: Inner Guidance - CL with Self and Others, Seabeck, WA

Time & Location

Mar 13, 2020, 1:00 PM PDT – Mar 15, 2020, 4:30 PM PDT

Seabeck Conference Center, 13395 Lagoon Dr NW, Seabeck, WA 98380, USA

About The Event

Compassionate Listening is a skill set that calls for ongoing practice, integration, and embodiment.  This course is excellent for those wanting to strengthen their connection to their authentic core essence, cultivate inner freedom, and learn how to maintain a deep, compassionate connection to self and others in relationships, including in challenging situations.

The Advanced retreat focuses on integrating and embodying the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening. Participants will leave with tools to tap into their inner guidance and connect to their own full potential as it evolves. They will strengthen their capacity to listen deeply to themselves and others in an embodied way that allows for the work to continuously unfold long after their participation in the retreat. Our curriculum has evolved and we are excited about its potency. Self-inquiry practices are woven throughout the weekend, including drawing on indigenous wisdom to support participants in integrating the practices. 

Our Advanced Training will: 

 - Strengthen your core CL skills: cultivating compassion, developing the fair witness, respecting self and others, and listening and speaking from the heart;

- Catalyze personal growth

- Allow exploration of what it means to be a skilled practitioner 

- Offer direction and support in an intimate learning community of compassionate listeners

- Leave you with powerful tools to engrain Compassionate Listening in your everyday life 

Participants come with the intention to deepen their understanding and practice of Compassionate Listening, for embodiment in daily life. Some are inspired to facilitate practice groups, offer presentations and introductions, and/or consider applying to our Facilitator Certification Program. Some integrate Compassionate Listening with their existing work. Everyone is welcome. 


Advanced courses are open to everyone who has taken a 1 or 2-day introductory training or participated in a CL Journey. Please contact us if you'd like to attend but have not yet participated in our work. 


“The Advanced Training hugely exceeded my expectations in the depth of learning, self-revelation, connection to others, and in accepting love, courage, and inspiration to move forward.”

“The material is magnificent, as is the transparent, loving, and dedicated facilitation and leadership. The field that was created was incredibly powerful and loving.”

“The exercises moved me, and brought me to insight and change quickly. I am filled with awe at the potential power of this work, and filled with gratitude for it. It’s fabulous!”


Participants pay for the retreat cost and the cost of room and board, which includes meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Room options are listed below. 

Pre-registration is required with a deposit of $325 for a double room, and $400 for a single room. 

The remaining balance is due at the completion of the training.  

Total costs:

Compassionate Listening retreat tuition: $575 - $850 (sliding scale) 

Double room & all meals:  $200

Single room & all meals: $275

We are committed to making our offerings accessible to those who are interested. If a partial scholarship would make a difference for you, please email, and we will add you to our scholarship list, which we tend to once we've confirmed the training with the minimum number of full paying participants. 


Gil Bar-Sela - Gil is a master trainer, facilitator, and coach intersecting the domains of personal development, emotional intelligence, leadership, and social change. He is a certified Compassionate Listening Facilitator, and he leads the Compassionate Listening Project's annual Journeys to Palestine and Israel. By replacing disconnection with trust, safety, and belonging, Gil propels organizational change toward an inclusive and thriving culture. He has worked in diverse industries with clients such as Microsoft, BECU, Labor and Industries WA, Greater Seattle Business Association, HeartMath Institute, Olson Kundig, and Hospice of the Northwest. In his private practice, Gil works with his clients to activate their healing into wholeness, and the discernment, embodiment, and fulfillment of their calling.  

Laurie Archbold - Laurie is a coach, trainer, and facilitator in the areas of communication, self-discovery, nature connection, and personal growth. She helps people live from their heart and fulfill what’s important to them. She is a Trainer with the HeartMath Institute and a Certified Facilitator with the Compassionate Listening Project. Her passion for cultivating connection between humans and the power of communication from the heart has guided her to lead transformational programs for the past 12 years.​ 

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel your reservation more than 60 days before the scheduled retreat date, you will forfeit your deposit, unless we are able to fill your spot with another participant. Cancellations made before February 10th are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of the full payment due to date. Cancellations made after February 10th are subject to the full tuition, room and board. We will do our best to refund as much money as we can beyond our policy, depending on if we can fill your spot. 


  • Single Room Retreat Deposit

    Single room w/shared bathroom down the hall - All meals included starting with lunch on Fri 3/13 through lunch on Sun 3/15.

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  • Double Room Retreat Ticket

    Double room. All meals included starting with lunch on Fri 3/13 through lunch on Sun 3/15.

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