Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out with Amalia Phillips & Liz Spitzer
Time & Location
About The Event
Facilitated by Amalia Phillips and Liz Spitzer
Tuesdays, April 6 - May 4, 2021 (Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, & May 4)
12pm - 2:30pm Pacific / 3pm-5:30pm 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
The cost for this workshop series is $225. A limited number of $150 tickets are available for those who require financial assistance in order to attend. $300 tickets are also available for those who would like to support others' attendance.
We are committed to accessibility and sincerely desire for all who wish to attend our workshops to be able to do so, regardless of financial means. Please submit a scholarship request if finances are a barrier to your participation.
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.
Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after Tuesday, March 30 are eligible for a tuition credit which may be used towards any future Compassionate Listening course or workshop. Participants must contact us before the course begins to request a credit.
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.
After registration and payment, you will receive a registration confirmation and welcome email. Please add us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your contact list to ensure that you receive all course access information!
If you have any questions, please contact us.
We are excited to meet you in the circle!
Amalia Phillips, Annapolis, Maryland
Amalia brings a wealth of experience in the US and around the world as a long-time educator, Conflict Resolution Facilitator (trained by the Alternatives to Violence Project, USA), a mediator (trained by the Anne Arundel Center for mediation), and a Compassionate Listening Facilitator for the Compassionate Listening Project. Amalia artfully shares the principles of Compassionate Listening and nurtures brave conversations with groups of all sizes, including religious organizations, educational institutions, volunteer organizations, and her Listening Room. Amalia resides in Annapolis, MD. She is married and has 6 children and 12 grandchildren.
Elizabeth Spitzer, Portland Oregon
Liz is the co-founder of Expressive-Connections, a small business designed to support people in their efforts to create a friendlier world. She is a personal development Coach, Compassionate Listening® Facilitator-in-Training, Certified Trainer in Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid®, and a NAMI Family-to-Family Teacher.
Her professional Coach training is from iPEC, a leader in Professional Coaching for teaching tools and techniques that dig deep for underlying energy levels, break through limiting beliefs and fears, and help individuals create “choice” in how they think and feel.
Liz’s facilitation style is personable and through her cultural mindfulness training she invites people to share their perspectives, differences, and show up with authenticity.
- Standard Ticket Price$225$2250$0
- Offering Support$300$3000$0
- Requesting Support$150$1500$0