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Thu, Oct 20


8-Session Online Workshop Series

The Heart is Our Compass: An Advanced Compassionate Listening and Embodiment Journey

With Susan Partnow, Leah Green, Yael Petretti, Debby Haase, Glenn Dickter, Sharon Gubbay-Helfer, Julia Halaby, Joel Berman and Andrea Cohen

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The Heart is Our Compass:  An Advanced Compassionate Listening and Embodiment Journey
The Heart is Our Compass:  An Advanced Compassionate Listening and Embodiment Journey

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Oct 20, 2022, 11:00 AM PDT – Dec 15, 2022, 1:30 PM PST

8-Session Online Workshop Series

About The Event

Dear Friends, 

This workshop has sold out but feel free to email us at to put yourself on the waitlist! 

​​The Heart is Our Compass: An Advanced Compassionate Listening and Embodiment Journey

Join us for 8 sessions with 8 seasoned Compassionate Listening facilitators

With Susan Partnow, Leah Green, Yael Petretti, Debby Haase, Amalia Phillips, Glenn Dickter, Sharon Gubbay-Helfer and Julia Halaby

Join an international participant group that is gathering from 8 countries so far. There is still space available for you! 

8 Thursdays via Zoom: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PST / 2:00 - 4:30 pm EST

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October 20th, 27th

November 3rd, 10th, 17th

December 1st, 8th, 15th

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”  ~ Gandhi

Dear Friends,

In these unprecedented times, we believe that the world is urgently calling for us to be powerful forces for love, healing, and reconciliation. Over the past 25 years, we have designed our Compassionate Listening practices to support individuals and communities to be the change that Gandhi so wisely challenged us to be. And we believe that change begins with each one of us - one person, one heart at a time.

We are excited to welcome you to our new 8-session Compassionate Listening Embodiment Journey. This is an experiential workshop designed by a group of 9 senior facilitators and drawn from our decades of collective experience with Compassionate Listening at home and abroad, supporting thousands of people to transform conflict and learn powerful skills for peacebuilding. 

Working in large and small groups, this workshop is designed to support you to experience the power of connection and interdependence as a felt sense. Experiencing ourselves as part of the living body of Earth and all of humanity is essential as we move into the consciousness of collaboration and away from the old competitive structures.

We imagine this as a spacious immersion, to give you the time to integrate Compassionate Listening into your daily life. Time will be spent during most sessions with our seasoned facilitators in small groups for more intimate time and more depth with the material. The facilitators will be an integral part of this Journey - walking together with you. 

We welcome participation from our global community, where we will all participate via Zoom.

We’ll share readings, podcasts and videos to enrich our time together. We also plan to offer optional drop-in practice groups in between sessions, in addition to prompts for journaling.

Our intentions are to:

  • Encourage you to deepen both your intention and your capacity to integrate the five core Compassionate Listening practices in your daily life: Cultivating compassion; Developing the fair witness; Respecting self and others; Listening with your heart and Speaking from your heart.
  • Build your capacity to be clear and in alignment with your deepest values in these rapidly changing and difficult times.
  • Offer specific tools to reinforce your capacity for resilience, courage and honesty as you speak your truth.
  • Strengthen your capacity to keep an open heart and mind when in the presence of others who disagree with your views and beliefs.
  • Support you to engage with the conflicts you face as an opportunity for personal growth; and
  • Encourage you to offer and receive support within the context of a dedicated and nurturing learning community.

Session previews:

1. Creating Sacred Space and Connecting to Core Essence, Self-Compassion

2. Harvesting Core Values, Managing Dysregulation, Self-Compassion

3. From Drama Triangle to Circle of Empowerment - Victim/Rescuer/Persecutor to Creator/Coach/Champion

4. Preparing to Speak from the Heart: Facing Challenges with Courage & Authenticity

5. Opening to Connection - Speaking from the Heart in Difficult  Situations

6. From Dehumanizing to Humanizing the Other - raising our awareness of oppression, dehumanization, racism

7. Forgiveness, Restoration and Repair

8. Going Forth: The New Story


This workshop is open to everyone who has taken a Compassionate Listening Intro workshop (including White Bodied Inner Work with Debby and Yael) or participated in our Middle East or Alabama Journey. Please contact Susan Partnow ( if you would like to attend but have not yet engaged in our work. 


Tickets range from $350 - $650 (sliding scale).  We are committed to accessibility and sincerely desire for all who wish to attend our workshops to be able to do so. Please submit a scholarship request if finances are a barrier to your participation.

And for those who can, paying the higher ticket price and/or donating to our scholarship fund helps make our scholarship program possible. If you have the means, please consider paying it forward.

More Details 

This eight-session online course will be held on Zoom. Unlike 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. Sessions will not be recorded. 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, and plan to have your video turned on for the majority of the workshop once it begins—especially during circle time and in breakout rooms, which will be used for small group exercises. (It's okay to turn your video off temporarily to attend to background distractions or needs.)
  • Your presence at each and every session is essential and valued. Please note that all participants are required to attend the first session in order to honor and support the container of trust which will set the tone for the following sessions. We respectfully request that you attend all sessions possible.
  • You will spend time in most sessions in a small ‘pod’ of participants for more intimate time and a deeper dive with the material. Each pod will be led by one of our stellar certified facilitators. 
  • Compassionate Listening is a practice: There will be an optional drop-in practice sessions.
  • Sessions will not be recorded. 

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.

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

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made before October 5th will receive a full refund minus a $25 admin fee. (We do expect this workshop to fill to capacity so early registration is encouraged.)

Due to the container of trust that participants begin to build with one another early in the course and the cumulative nature of the curriculum, we request that participants attend the first session. 


The Advanced Training hugely exceeded my expectations in the depth of learning, self-revelation, connection to others, and in accepting love, courage, and inspiration to move forward.

The material is magnificent, as is the transparent, loving, and dedicated facilitation and leadership. The field that was created was incredibly powerful and loving.

The exercises moved me, and brought me to insight and change quickly. I am filled with awe at the potential power of this work, and filled with gratitude for it. It’s fabulous!


Susan Partnow 

Susan Partnow has catalyzed social transformation for 30+ years from Africa to Guatemala, Cuba to Japan. Co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America, Global Citizen Journey, and Seattle Restorative Justice, Susan especially enjoys transforming conflict using Restorative Circles, Open Space, World Café, and Appreciative Inquiry. Author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions and co-contributor to Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening. Passionately committed to inter-cultural understanding, peacemaking, and community building, Susan deeply believes we can and must 'listen our way to wholeness' to find our essential humanity through connection, wise co-creation, and dialogue. Susan has been an essential part of Compassionate Listening soon after its inception. She was one of the very first trainers, part of the core council that created the core practices and the advanced training, the first director of Advanced Training, and a former Board member.

Leah Green

Leah is founder and director of the Compassionate Listening Project. She holds a masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Washington, where she also completed her coursework for an MA in Middle Eastern Studies. Leah is recognized as a leader in Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation, having led 26 delegations to Israel & Palestine, and Syria & Lebanon. She produced three documentaries about the conflict, including Children of Abraham, and co-founded the Jewish-German Compassionate Listening Project. Leah began teaching CL in Israel and Palestine in 1999, and has taught worldwide since. She is a facilitator of Systems and Family Constellations and integrates Constellations into her trainings. Leah is a recipient of the Yoga Journal’s “Karma Yoga Award”. Her work has been profiled in many articles and books. She enjoys mentoring new facilitators through the certification program and loves coaching. 

Read about us: Yael Petretti, Debby Haase, Amalia Phillips, Glenn Dickter, Sharon Gubbay-Helfer, and Julia Halaby here.


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