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Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out

The practice of Compassionate Listening build’s trust, connection, understanding, respectful dialogue and sustainable solutions, in every human interaction. The skills of Compassionate Listening will help you maintain balance in the heat of conflict, guide you to heal troubled relationships, and strengthen your peace-making skills.  As we harness the wisdom of our hearts, we can shift challenging communication and relationships into compassionate interaction. 


"Compassion is no longer a luxury, it is essential for our human survival” the Dalai Lama


This experiential workshop focuses on the core practices developed by The Compassionate Listening Project:


  • Cultivating Compassion for ourselves and others

  • Developing the Fair Witness - Suspending Judgement

  • Respecting Self and Others

  • Listening with the Heart

  • Speaking from the Heart… with language that reflects a healing intention

“Compassionate Listening opened up something in me that has been lying dormant - the passion to listen deeply to others - friends, colleagues, and to those who are not in my circle but to whom my circle extends when I open my heart."

Facilitator:  Ilene Stark

Ilene has worn many hats in the field of education over the past 35 years including teacher, family partnership specialist, advocate, teacher coach, adult educator and administrator.  Inspired by the ability of children to resolve conflict, Ilene completed a comprehensive certification program to become a mediator in 2007. In addition to having a private mediation practice specializing in family, workplace and community mediation, she is a conflict coach, facilitator and parent educator. Ilene studied compassionate listening with the Compassionate Listening Project and became a certified Compassionate Listening Facilitator in 2009.

Date: To Be Rescheduled

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sliding Fee: $45 - $85   

Contact Ilene at to register or express interest. 

Registration prior to the workshop is required. 

Listening Generously

"Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they can hear truth in themselves, often for the first time. And, in the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone. Eventually, you may be able to hear, in everyone and beyond everyone, the unseen singing softly to itself and to you." Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

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