WROY5674.jpg

10 WEEK ONLINE COURSE

 

Fridays, Jan 29-Apr 2, 2021

3:30-5:00pm PST  |  6:30 - 8:00pm EST  |  Sat 10:30am - 12:00 pm AEDT

The Compassionate Conversations Study and Practice Course is for those who are passionate about improving the quality of their conversations. These times call for excellent communication skills, whether we are talking lightly about the topics we agree about, or intensely about those we don’t. Every conversation has the potential to transform our understanding and deepen our relationships.

 

This online course is focused on up-leveling your capacity to converse more effectively with colleagues, friends, family, and groups about topics that matter.

 This course will cover:

Essential skills including:

  • Deep listening

  • Powerful self-expression

  • Reframing

  • Perspective seeking

  • Transmuting emotions

Crucial topics including:

  • Ethnocentrism

  • Unity through diversity

  • Navigating strong emotions

  • Power dynamics & privilege

  • Forgiveness and atonement

This is not a course in social justice advocacy. It is a course for those interested in discovering a new way of being and relating in service of evolving our relationships and culture. The Compassionate Conversations Study and Practice Course is highly experiential, engaging participants in open dialogue and practices. These practices are designed to foster self-expression, deep listening, emotional authenticity, and to address our particularly defensive patterns, unconscious biases, and power dynamics. Most importantly, this training will awaken the qualities of self-confidence, wisdom and compassion for ourselves and others. 

We will deepen your capacity through offering new frameworks and skills, including how to use the body and breath to calm your nervous system, learning to stay present and engaged. You will explore the capacity of conflict skills to create more freedom and ease in your relationships. Below is the outline of topics that we will explore and practice.

Screen%20Shot%202020-08-09%20at%2010.02_

"Diane, Gabe, and Kim's training was unlike any training around diversity and equality I've ever had... They humbly and confidently encouraged everyone in the room to be an agent of new resolutions, while being courageous enough to help the room get real about deep-seated beliefs, in the spirit of mutual support."

⁠— Roshanda Cummings, Community Catalyst, Impact Hub Oakland

"Diane, Gabe, and Kim created the most powerful diversity and inclusion experience I have ever had. They did a terrific job holding and cultivating an unpredictable space and created the conditions for a truly remarkable outcome. It deeply touched my heart and expanded my perspectives. I highly recommend their workshops for those who authentically care about diversity and want to dive deep into the conversations that matter most."

⁠— Adam Leonard, Executive Development, Google

20171017-LIFEATWORK-1107.jpg

"I would recommend Diane, Gabe, and Kim as their workshop truly delivers on the promise of altering your perspective. The possibility of reaching across the barriers that divides us had not been possible in my lifetime before working with them."

⁠— Ahmad Wright, Assistant Dean of Career Education, Stanford University

COURSE STRUCTURE

This online workshop consists of ten sessions over the course of ten weeks. Sessions are 90 minutes in length on Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

 

As part of the course you will receive: 

 ​

  • Access to downloadable Zoom video recordings

  • Edited mp3 audio files

  • Optional online practice groups to deepen learning

Each 90 minute session will include a teaching segment from chapters in the book, a practice session in small groups, and an opportunity to ask questions that have come up in your daily life.

The teaching session will be followed by an optional 30-minute Q&A.

 

CURRICULUM

1

Conversations Evolve

  • Appreciating our evolutionary context

  • How intention guides attention

  • Ground rules for conversation

2

Commonalities

and Differences

  • The fight, flight, freeze defense system

  • How to create safety through sameness

  • How to harness differences for growth

3

Identity and Belonging

  • The evolving worldviews framework

  • Us-Them dynamics

  • Mindset of "true, but partial"

4

What is

True?

  • Three fundamental perspectives

  • Three kinds of truth

5

Working with Strong Emotions

  • Understanding the spectrum of feelings

  • Emotional maturity

  • Transmuting emotions process

6

Clarifying power

  • Forms of power

  • One-up/One-down dynamic

  • Owning your power

7

SHADOW IN CONVERSATION

  • What is shadow?

  • 3-2-1 Shadow process

  • Navigating shadow in conversation

8

Resiliency & Forgiveness

  • Cultivating resiliency

  • Forgiveness practice

  • Atonement practice

9

freedom

  • Here and Now awareness

  • Growing through conflict frame

10

In it together

  • Enhance awareness and skill practice

  • Evolve culture practice

  • Transform systems practice

REQUIRED READING

Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart

DATES & LOGISTICS

Fridays, Jan 29-Apr 2, 2021

3:30-5:00pm PST  |  6:30 - 8:00pm EST  |  Sat 10:30am - 12:00 pm AEDT

(90 minutes)

Hosted by Two Arrows Zen

$299

*discretionary scholarships and discounts are available, please contact us for more information*

YOUR GUIDES & AUTHORS OF
COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS

DIANE MUSHO HAMILTON

Diane Musho Hamilton is an award-winning professional mediator, author, and teacher of Zen meditation. She is the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen, a practice in Utah, and offers training programs oriented to personal development and advanced facilitator skills. She is the author of Everything Is Workable and The Zen of You and Me.

www.dianemushohamilton.com

KIMBERLY MYOSAI LOH

Kimberly Myosai Loh is an author, conflict resolution and negotiation specialist, and leadership coach. She helps conscious leaders and teams to up-level their human relationships and transform conflicts into opportunities for growth. Devoted to the values of clarity and compassion, her past work includes peacebuilding and mediation research and advocacy for the United Nations, international NGOs and universities, and international arbitration and litigation work as a lawyer in London and Singapore.


www.kimberlyloh.com

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

For event requests, such as webinars, podcasts, book readings, workshops, and so on, please contact:

hello@compassionateconversations.com