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Tue, Oct 13


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Advanced Training: Inner Guidance - Compassionate Listening with Self and Others

Integrate and embody the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening with self and others.

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Advanced Training: Inner Guidance - Compassionate Listening with Self and Others
Advanced Training: Inner Guidance - Compassionate Listening with Self and Others

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Oct 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Online Course

About The Event

Facilitated by Gil Bar-Sela & Laurie Archbold

Tuesdays, October 13 - December 1, 12-2pm PDT

From Covid to BLM, 2020 has been marked by immense disruptions to any form of status quo. It has exposed our greatest weaknesses, and painfully highlighted systems of violence that keep us separated and oppressed.

As we stand for black lives, safeguard the vibrancy of our communities, and demand structural changes so urgently needed, let’s remember that real sustainable change has to start from within each of us. So it is worth asking: who do I need to be in order to play my own unique part in our collective re-imagining? What in me has to be liberated?

Our advanced training is for those wanting to connect to their deeper self -- an often hidden source of strength and wisdom within us. It is for those who wish to strengthen their resilience during these turbulent times, discover their authentic inner compass, and learn how to maintain a deep, compassionate connection to self and others, even through differences.

We will integrate the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening allowing us to hold a space of learning and healing for ourselves and each other. Participants will leave with liberating tools to connect to their own full potential as it evolves. They will strengthen their capacity to listen deeply in an embodied way that allows for the work to continuously unfold long after their participation in the training. 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 Compassionate Listening skills: cultivating compassion, developing the fair witness, respecting self and others, and listening and speaking from the heart;
  • Equip you with powerful practices to access inner guidance in your everyday life.
  • Provide you with practical tools for resilience, inner freedom, and authentic expression.

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 (including White People's Inner Work and White Fragilty courses with Debby and Yael) or participated in a CL Journey. Please contact us if you'd like to attend but have not yet participated in our work.


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 grew up as the mediator and peacemaker in her family and communities. She has a passion for deep connection between people that has guided her to lead transformational programs for over 12 years. Seeking to increase her ability to hold nuance, create sustainable solutions, and deepen into heart-guided wisdom, she got certified as a Facilitator with The Compassionate Listening Project and the HeartMath Institute. Prior to working in those realms, Laurie worked for a leading Personal Training and Development company for eight years, where she also led programs and developed a foundation of integrity and authenticity that informs all of her work. In her private work as a coach and facilitator, Laurie has piloted programs that bring in the beauty and wisdom of the natural world. She is passionate about connecting people to themselves, the earth, and their communities in ways that allow for the deep healing she believes is so needed at this time. You can read more about her work here.

Cancellation Policy and Online Details:

Cancellations after October 1 are non-refundable.

This online class will be held on Zoom. Rather than a webinar where you can tune in at your convenience and listen casually, our workshop is highly experiential and requires your full presence, participation and commitment to show up without distraction. We will use break-out rooms, and respectfully request that you attend all sessions possible.  Participants should expect to join our Zoom sessions via computer.  Because we will be using visuals, we ask that you connect to Zoom on a computer with video so you may fully participate in this workshop. Gil and Laurie are excited to meet you in the circle. Please let us know if you have any questions - contact us here.

Registration for this event will close at midnight on Oct 12, 2020.


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