Practice Groups provide an opportunity to learn and practice the skills of Compassionate Listening in an informal and accessible format. Generally, they are open to anyone interested: both those who have attended previous Compassionate Listening trainings and those who have not.
We encourage anyone who has taken a training in Compassionate Listening to start a Practice Group as a way to promote opportunities to practice the skills in a safe way. The following documents include information about starting and managing a Practice Group. Feel free to print and use them!
See the book Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening for most of the exercises from our introductory intensive
Read the free Sourcebook on Compassionate Listening, with curricula from Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Compassionate Listening pioneer
Download our Practice Group Manual
If you'd like to gain experience facilitating by leading a Practice Group or are interested in leading our body of work in other ways, you are encouraged to hire a facilitator who will mentor you to lead this work in powerful ways in the world.