Fri, Apr 05|
Online 5-Session Workshop Series
Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out, Facilitated by Sharon Gubbay Helfer
"Humanity is waking up to our interconnectedness—to one another and to Earth. I believe that listening 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." ~ Leah Green, Founder, TCLP
Time & Location
Apr 05, 2024, 8:00 AM PDT
Online 5-Session Workshop Series
About The Event
Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out
Facilitated by: Sharon Gubbay Helfer
Assisted by: Joy Howse
Five Fridays, April 5th- May 10th, 2024
(April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 9 Note: no session May 2)
8 – 10:30 PT / 11 am - 1:30 pm ET / 5 pm - 7:30 pm European time
Compassion is not a luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability; it is
essential for human survival.
~ Dalai Lama
As we continue to witness the suffering caused by deepening divisions and
polarizations, one thing becomes clear. It is a change of heart and not "winning"
arguments over "the other side" that will bring us peace – personally and in our families
and communities. The powerful tools of Compassionate Listening help transform the
energy of conflict into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy
relationships, productive teamwork, and positive action. The practices you will learn
offer 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. You will cultivate deep listening to your own higher wisdom and become
better attuned to others, so you can begin to 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
$250 - Friend
$300 - Supporter
$400 - Champion
$450 - Visionary
A limited number of $175 tickets are available for those who require financial assistance in order to attend.
The cost for this workshop series is tiered according to a pay-as-you-are-able structure. This enables us to offer workshops in a financially sustainable way while creating accessibility for those without financial means to attend, as well as opportunities for generosity for those who would like to support others' attendance.
We are committed to accessibility and sincerely wish for all who wish to attend our workshops to be able to do so, regardless of financial means. If the $175 ticket price is not affordable for you, please submit a scholarship request.
Your generous donations make our scholarship program possible. If you have the means, please consider donating to our scholarship fund to enable others to attend who otherwise would not be able to do so.
If you require any accommodations to attend, including physical limitations around
viewing screens or having your video on, please contact us before the first session so
that we can plan accordingly and/or match you with a workshop that meets your needs.
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Looking forward to meeting you in the circle!
Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100%
Dr. Sharon Gubbay Helfer
Dr. Sharon Gubbay Helfer is an oral historian, a writer, an artist, and a teacher of listening and
life skills. Ever since earning a PhD in Jewish Studies in 2006, Sharon has passionately pursued
an understanding of difficult dialogues both in research and in practice. As a certified facilitator
with the Compassionate Listening Project and with the Compassionate Integrity Training
curriculum, she has offered online and in-person Workshops and Circles to participants in the
US, Canada, Europe and Israel. Her research has included creating an oral history of Jewish-
Catholic dialogue in Québec. She also worked on the major Oral History Centre project “Life
Stories of Montrealers Displaced by Wars, Genocides and Other Human Rights Violations”
(Concordia), where her work included creating a Palestinian Canadian Life Stories pilot project.
At Concordia she also created the oral history project: Life Stories of Seven Montreal Rabbis.
Her current writing project, supported by a Research/Creation grant from the Canada Council
for the Arts, is a biography of her mother Aline Gubbay’s mentor, portrait photographer and
war photographer Germaine Kanova. Sharon has also been a passionate student of flamenco
dance for many years.
These tickets are available for those who would like to offer financial assistance to others who could not otherwise attend.$300.00
These tickets are available for those who would like to offer financial assistance to others who could not otherwise attend.$450.00
These tickets are reserved for those who require financial assistance in order to attend.$175.00