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Sat, Jun 27


Online Workshop

CLP *Online* Intro Workshop

Humanity is waking up to our interconnectedness as never before - to one another and to the Earth. We believe that learning to listen with compassion to ourselves and others is a key to this awakening, and that our evolutionary capacity is directly linked to our ability to navigate conflict.

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CLP *Online* Intro Workshop
CLP *Online* Intro Workshop

Time & Location

Jun 27, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT – Jul 12, 2020, 2:15 PM EDT

Online Workshop

About The Event

Compassionate Listening Introductory Workshop: Healing Our World from the Inside Out

This online workshop will take place on Zoom 

"Compassion is not a luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability; it is essential forhuman survival."  ~ Dalai Lama  

This training will take place over three consecutive weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-2:15pm EST

Saturday June 27

Sunday June 28

Saturday July 4 

Sunday July 5

Saturday July 11

Sunday July 12

Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or disconnection, teaching us to listen with a different "ear" to those around us. Its powerful tools help transform the energy of conflict into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy relationships, productive teamwork, and positive action. It is a practice that provides a roadmap to what sages from all ages and cultures have taught: cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace "from the inside out." The skills of Compassionate Listening will empower you to become a stronger peacemaker. As we harness the wisdom of our hearts, we can shift challenging communication and relationships into compassionate interaction. This experiential workshop focuses on the core practices developed by The Compassionate Listening Project:

  • Cultivating and Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others
  • Developing the Fair Witness, without Judgment or Blame
  • Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict, with Respect for Self and Others
  • Listening with the Heart
  • Speaking from the Heart, with language that reflects a healing intention

If the lowest fee level is not within reach for you, you can contact; We are committed to accessibility.


Sharon Gubbay Helfer, PhD.

Throughout a richly varied career as oral historian, video-biographer and researcher, Dr. Sharon Gubbay Helfer has continued to do the work she loves. Though the details have changed from one project to another, the passions that propel her remain: First, a love of her fellow humans and a fierce desire to understand them, to understand us: what we are all made of and what drives us as we find our way across the landscape of history and heritage we are born into. Second, a fascination with why we continually set ourselves up against each other despite the clear fact of our shared humanity. One ongoing engagement is her facilitation of Compassionate Listening workshops and practice groups, now including remote sessions and Compassion Circles. Visit her website here for more information.  Dr. Gubbay Helfer also continues to work on an oral history project together with colleagues at Montreal’s Concordia University and the Université de Montréal, funded by the Canadian government and entitled "Rabbis and Imams in 21st century Montreal." Although she is still based in Montreal, as of March 2020 and for two years, she is located in San Antonio, Texas.

Bill Jacobson:  

Bill joined a Compassionate Listening Interfaith delegation to the Middle East in 2007, along with Catholic Sisters, Muslim Imans, a Buddhist, an “Everything,” several Protestant Ministers, several Jews, and, probably, one or two agnostics. He taught in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Masters’ Program at Arcadia University, where he led CL workshops for students and recently retired. Listening Compassionately is Bill, more than a skill, it’s a calling, one which he's found is both necessary and at the heart of all genuine reconciliation and conflict transformation. 

Cancellation Policy and Online Details:  Any cancellations after June 20th 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 to guide participants through our introductory curriculum in small groups. We also respectfully request that you attend all sessions possible and commit to listening to the recording for any session missed if unforeseen circumstances arise. Participants should expect to join our Zoom sessions via computer. We are so excited to meet you in the circle. Please let us know if you have any questions - contact us here


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