February 14-16, 2014 Friday through Sunday (2 nights)
How do we engage those who differ from us so we can find our shared humanity? Developed by Quaker Gene Knudsen-Hoffman, the Compassionate Listening Project evolved in grassroots peacebuilding efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere. The heart-based practices of Compassionate Listening are applicable in the family, meetings and congregations, and community-based organizations – wherever the possibility of conflict transformation arises. Learn to:
- Suspend judgment
- Maintain balance in the heat of conflict
- Shift from reactivity to compassion
- Speak from the heart with language that reflects a healing intent
- Nurture compassion for oneself and others.
“This workshop really opened my heart and also grave me clear and practical skills to deal with myself and the world and to soften the ‘sharp edges of communication.’ Jan’s facilitating was particularly skillful.” -2011 Participant
“Jan was authentic, empathic, and a strong leader/teacher without being controlling. Her openness and vulnerability allowed the group to quickly open up and begin sharing. She is gifted at this work.” – Previous Workshop Participant
$330/shared room; $415/private room; $230/commuter
Jan Hutton, MSW, is a certified Compassionate Listening facilitator who believes in supporting wholeness in each human being. She has served as a community organizer, hospice social worker, meditation teacher, and, she hopes, a kind person.
based on accommodations choice
About the accommodations
Prices for overnight programs include room, board, and tuition.
These quiet, single rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and are simply decorated with a twin bed and desk.
For those who elect to share a room with a guest or another participant, these offer comfort at a modest price.
Commuter rates include lunch and dinner during the program.
Private rooms are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis, with consideration given to those with special needs.