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Thu, Mar 02

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Online 5-Session Workshop Series

Intro to Compassionate Listening: Rehumanizing the Other with Yael Petretti and Joel Berman

"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

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Intro to Compassionate Listening: Rehumanizing the Other with Yael Petretti and Joel Berman
Intro to Compassionate Listening: Rehumanizing the Other with Yael Petretti and Joel Berman

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Online 5-Session Workshop Series

About The Event

Intro to Compassionate Listening: Rehumanizing the Other

Facilitated by Yael Petretti & Joel Berman

Five Thursdays, March 2, 2023

(March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)

1pm-3pm PT |  4pm-6pm ET

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

Cost

$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.

Event Details

This online course will be held on Zoom. It is highly experiential and requires your full presence, participation, and commitment to show up without distraction. We ask that you please attend each session since being together consistently enables us to build trust in one another and each session builds on the previous one.

In order to make the most of your experience and support others' learning and engagement, please:

  • Plan to arrive in a quiet distraction-free environment, fully present and available to experience the workshop.
  • Do not join the workshop while in transit (walking, driving, on the bus, etc.), or while multitasking (cooking, working, watching television, etc.).
  • Connect to the event using a device that has full video and audio capability. Our hope is that everyone will be able to connect to the event using a device that has full video and audio capability because breakout rooms will be used to guide participants through our curriculum in small groups and we will be sharing screens throughout the course.

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.

After registration and payment, you will receive a registration confirmation and welcome email. Please add us (staff@compassionatelistening.org) to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive all course access information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at staff@compassionatelistening.org.

Looking forward to meeting you in the circle!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. 

Facilitators

Yael Petretti | Western Massachusetts

​Before earning a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at the U.C. Berkeley, Yael was already passionately involved the struggle for civil rights during the 1968 Poor People’s March on Washington, helping build Resurrection City and tutoring children of color whose schools were being desegregated in southern Virginia. Certified as a CL facilitator in 2004, she led and co-led a number of CL delegations to Israel-Palestine where she lived for 29 years. Yael co-authored “Making Peace with Faith: The Challenges of Religion and Peacebuilding (Peace and Security in the 21st Century,”), 2018. She lives in New England where she facilitates CL trainings and volunteers as an Alternatives to Violence facilitator in a men's high security prison. Witnessing the “new Jim Crow” there has brought her around full-circle to rejoin the struggle for racial/social justice here in the U.S. In January 2020, she initiated and co-led the first domestic Compassionate Listening delegation, “Listening in the Heart of Alabama.”  She will be coleading another Alabama Journey in April 2023 with Joel Berman.

 Joel Berman | New Hampshire

Joel is a retired family physician who lives in Concord, NH. From 1980 to 2006 he delivered primary care in the nearby village of Penacook. For the next seven years, he was Chief Medical Information Officer at Concord Hospital, overseeing the introduction of electronic provider order entry and participating in organization-wide improvements in medical quality and safety. During Joel's four Compassionate Listening Journeys to Israel and Palestine between 2015 and 2019, and his Journey to Alabama in January 2020, he recorded and transcribed more than 40 listening sessions that form the basis for public presentations designed to humanize the “other” and help local audiences recognize the common humanity and shared values of people across geopolitical divides. He received CL certification training in 2016 and 2017 and facilitates an ongoing Compassionate Listening practice group in Concord. He will be coleading another Alabama Journey in April 2023 with Yael Petretti.

Tickets

  • Friend

    This ticket offers facilitators and TCLP staff sustainable compensation.

    $250.00
  • Supporter

    These tickets are available for those who would like to offer financial assistance to others who could not otherwise attend.

    $300.00
  • Champion

    These tickets are available for those who would like to offer financial assistance to others who could not otherwise attend.

    $400.00
  • Visionary

    These tickets are available for those who would like to offer financial assistance to others who could not otherwise attend.

    $450.00
  • Requesting Support

    These tickets are reserved for those who require financial assistance in order to attend.

    $175.00

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