Healing Our World from the Inside Out: Intro to Compassionate Listening w/ Tom McSteen
Time & Location
About The Event
Facilitated by Tom McSteen
Mondays, November 9 - December 14, 2020
11am-1:15pm Pacific / 2pm-4:15pm Eastern
Compassion is not a luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability; it is essential for human survival.
~ Dalai Lama
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
Accessibility is important to us, and we wholeheartedly believe in the value of this material and believe you will too. This course is therefore lovingly offered on a sliding scale from $175-375. A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration, which will secure your spot and count toward the full cost of the course. Your balance of $75-275 is due upon completion of the fourth week of the course, according to your ability to pay and your perceived value of this training.
Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after Monday, November 2 will receive a tuition credit which may be used towards any future Compassionate Listening course or workshop.
Please note that due to the container of trust which participants begin to build with one another early in the course, as well as the cumulative nature of the curriculum, we request that participants make every effort to attend the first session. Should unforeseen circumstances prevent this, your registration will be cancelled and your funds applied as credit toward a future course.
This online course 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. Please plan to arrive in a quiet distraction-free environment, fully present and available to experience the workshop. Please do not join the workshop while in transit (walking, driving, on the bus, etc.), or while multitasking (cooking, working, watching television, etc.).
Breakout rooms will be used to guide participants through our introductory curriculum in small groups. Please connect to the event using a device that has full video and audio capability, and plan to have your video turned on for the majority of the workshop once it begins. (It's okay to turn your video off temporarily if a background visual distraction occurs.) Finally, we respectfully request that you attend all sessions possible and commit to listening to the recording for any session missed if unforeseen circumstances arise.
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We are excited to meet you in the circle!
This workshop is being held by Tom McSteen, a certified Facilitator with The Compassionate Listening Project. Tom is also a somatic and ontological coach working with clients toward leading an embodied life, and he is the Founder of Sacred Discourse, a heart-centered framework for relational conversations and dialogue. You can read Tom's bio here on our Facilitator page.