10 WEEK ONLINE COURSE
Fridays April 30 - July 2
4-5:30 pm MT
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.
The course will be both in Spanish and English with simultaneous translation.
This course will cover:
Essential skills including:
Crucial topics including:
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.
"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
"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
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.
Appreciating our evolutionary context
How intention guides attention
Ground rules for conversation
The fight, flight, freeze defense system
How to create safety through sameness
How to harness differences for growth
Identity and Belonging
The evolving worldviews framework
Mindset of "true, but partial"
Three fundamental perspectives
Three kinds of truth
Working with Strong Emotions
Understanding the spectrum of feelings
Transmuting emotions process
Forms of power
Owning your power
SHADOW IN CONVERSATION
What is shadow?
3-2-1 Shadow process
Navigating shadow in conversation
Resiliency & Forgiveness
Here and Now awareness
Growing through conflict frame
In it together
Enhance awareness and skill practice
Evolve culture practice
Transform systems practice
Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart
DATES & LOGISTICS
Fridays April 30 - July 2
4-5:30 pm MT
Each class is 90 minutes long with an optional further 30 minutes of Q&A and coaching
Hosted by Two Arrows Zen
$299 Level 3
$229 Level 2
$149 Level 1
*There are three price levels depending what you are able to pay. Choose consciously depending your circumstances.*
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COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS COURSE
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.
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