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Fri, Mar 15


Seabeck Conference Center

Advanced Training Retreat, Seabeck WA (Confirmed!)

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

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Advanced Training Retreat, Seabeck WA (Confirmed!)
Advanced Training Retreat, Seabeck WA (Confirmed!)

Time & Location

Mar 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – Mar 17, 2019, 5:00 PM

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

About The Event

**This training has been confirmed, with participants from 5 states plus 4 of our certified facilitators coming to assist senior trainers, Susan and Andrea. We hope you can join us!

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, and learn how to maintain this compassionate connection to self and others in relationships, including in challenging situations.

Our Advanced Training will:

  • Strengthen your Compassionate Listening skills of 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. (You are welcome to inquire about financial assistance. We do have some scholarship funding available and are committed to accessibility of our programs).


Advanced courses are open to everyone who has taken a 1 or 2-day introductory training or participated in a training delegation, or with permission from Leah Green, Executive Director of The Compassionate Listening Project.


~“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 all meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch. Room options are listed below.

-Pre-registration is required with a deposit (listed below).

-An additional payment of $200 is due by February 1, 2019, and if you register after February 1st your deposit will increase by that $200.

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

Retreat cost - $650 - $850 (sliding scale)

Single room - $275 (Total cost of $925 - $1,125), deposit of $200 due at time of registration

Double room - $200 (Total cost of $850 - $1,050), deposit of $150 due at time of registration


Andrea Cohen - Andrea has been a developer of Compassionate Listening curricula for many years. She co-directed the Jewish-German Compassionate Listening Project and also directed the Compassionate Listening film Children of Abraham. Andrea facilitates Compassionate Listening workshops locally and internationally and integrates Compassionate Listening fundamentals into dialogue events, the workplace and communities in conflict. She holds Masters Degrees in both Education and Social Work. Andrea is the author of Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening, a practical guidebook that helps people utilize compassionate listening skills in the heat of daily life challenges. She continues to mentor people in the practices of Compassionate Listening.

Susan Partnow - M.A., has catalyzed social transformation for 30+ years from Africa to Guatemala, Cuba to Japan. Co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America, Global Citizen Journey and Seattle Restorative Justice, Susan especially enjoys transforming conflict using Restorative Circles, Open Space, World Café and Appreciative Inquiry. Author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions and co-contributor to Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening. Passionately committed to inter-cultural understanding, peacemaking and community building, Susan deeply believes we can and must 'listen our way to wholeness' to find our essential humanity through connection, wise co-creation, and dialogue. Susan has been an essential part of Compassionate Listening soon after its inception. She was one of the very first trainers, part of the core council that created the core practices and the advanced training, the first director of Advanced Training, and a former Board member.

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 60-30 days prior to the retreat date are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of the full payment due to date. We regret that any cancellations within 30 days or less are subject to a cancellation fee of up to 100% of the retreat cost.


  • Single Room Retreat Deposit

    Single room w/shared bathroom down the hall - All meals included starting with lunch on Fri 3/15 through lunch on Sun 3/17.

    Sale ended
  • Double Room Retreat Ticket

    Double room w/shared bathroom down the hall - All meals included starting with lunch on Fri 3/15 through lunch on Sun 3/17.

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