Learning To Listen with Compassion with Amalia Phillips
Time & Location
About The Event
Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, & 30
7:30-9:30 am PST / 10:30am-12:30pm EST
Join Amalia Phillips in becoming a more powerful peacemaker in your family, workplace and community. Learn to live the values you care about with skill and grace. Whether you plan to celebrate on Zoom or have your family come over, this decision alone can be fraught with emotions. It is challenging sometimes to speak our truths without disagreement or judgment from those closest to us. We may choose to remain silent or steer from controversial issues.
Join us for this transformative workshop in which you will begin to explore the five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring these powerful practices into your daily life. In this workshop you will:
- Cultivate compassion and a willingness to remain engaged when there are disagreements
- Step into the shoes of another person to truly understand his/her perspective
- Understand what it means to be a "fair witness" by remaining neutral in conflict situations and avoiding the pitfalls of defensiveness and blame
- Establish boundaries that respect the privacy of the other person
- Listen with both ears and a heart that creates space for the other person and differences in values, opinions, and attitudes
- Speak from the heart with language that reflects a healing intention rather than words of blame or judgement
- Become attuned to the energy of conflict and intervening in a way that transform the energy of conflict into an opportunity for connection, collaboration and sustainable solution
Enjoy deep social connection while developing skills and cultivating resilience and compassion in a supportive space during these challenging times leading to the holidays.
The standard course fee is $120 for the 4 sessions.
We don't want anyone who earnestly wants to attend to miss out because of finances. We offer a pay ‘what you can afford’ structure. Participants can pay anywhere from $50 to $150 for those who can afford the cost.
Amalia Phillips, Anapolis, Maryland
Amalia is 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. She brings the principles of Compassionate Listening to different settings in the Annapolis, DC and Baltimore area including religious organizations, educational institutions, volunteer organizations, and her Listening Room. For more information on her powerful Listening Room, see Amalia’s Facebook page here.
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.