Wed, Apr 13|
Reflective Listening Practice Session
With Amalia Phillips (Certified CL Facilitator) and Lindsay Christensen (Assisting)
Time & Location
Apr 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
About The Event
The purpose of this one-session workshop is to practice reflective listening—a core skill of Compassionate Listening and essential for all productive dialogue.
Reflective listening is a powerful skill in everyday conversation and in times of great conflict. We feel deeply heard when a listener reflects our own words back to us, without interpretation and their own stories. Reflective listening helps the speaker to deepen their own story and find the meaning in it. When the speaker feels deeply heard, a connection is made at the level of the heart, space is created, and relationships are built, even with people you do not agree with.
Join me to practice the three levels of listening: the facts of the event that took place, the feelings of the person telling the story, and the values underneath the feelings— values which the speaker may hold as so dear that life would not be worth living without them!
Who would benefit from joining a Reflective Listening practice session?
- Anyone who wants to experience being fully heard
- Anyone who is willing to remove the armor of self-protection, and notice where they can create more connection
- Anyone who wants to practice Reflective Listening, so that they will be better able to stay grounded and present when conflict arises
- Anyone who is looking for a community of practice
$25 - Requesting Support
$45 - Friend
$55 - Supporter
$65 - Champion
$75 - Visionary
A limited number of $25 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 want to attend our workshops to be able to do so, regardless of financial means. If the $25 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.
Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the session will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 7 days of the session will receive a tuition credit which may be used towards any future Compassionate Listening course or workshop.
This online workshop will be held on Zoom. Our workshops are highly experiential and require your full presence, participation, and commitment to show up without distraction. Please plan to show up in a quiet, distraction-free environment, fully present and available to engage with the workshop. Please do not join 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.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to meeting 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.
These tickets are reserved for those requiring financial support in order to attend.