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Culture of Empathy Builder: Susan Partnow

http://j.mp/K5VxRY
 

Susan Partnow & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion

Susan Partnow is an organizational development and training consultant and teaches Compassionate Listening and many other empathy and compassion building processes  Contributor to the book: Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening

 

How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion?

1. Set the Intention (value it; talk about it; name and invite it).

2. Slow down to the speed of wisdom to make space for it.

3. From the Inside Out: Cultivate self awareness and regulation - know your triggers; do the practice with compassion & BE Compassion.

4.  Build community from these principles - to embrace conflict, differences, challenges as opportunities to deepen intimacy, understanding, connection - and find creative solutions like Restorative Circles.
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Susan Partnow & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion

 


Transcripts

  • 00:00 Introduction

  • (transcription pending)

  • (Video Transcriptions: If you would like to take empathic action and create a transcription of this video, check the volunteers page.  The transcriptions will make it easier for other viewers to quickly see the content of this video.)

 

How to Build a Culture of Empathy & Compassion? Top ideas:

  • Set the Intention (value it; talk about it; name and invite it - so YOUR work is so important) - Slow down to the speed of wisdom to make space for it

  • From the Inside Out: Cultivate self awareness and regulation - know your triggers; do the practice - with compassion - BE Compassion (Compassionate Listening - 5 core practices)

  • Appreciation and Gratitude - for self in others - so an energetic/heart shift that shows up in words and deeds

  • Build community from these principles - to embrace conflict, differences, challenges as opportunities to deepen intimacy, understanding, connection - and find creative solutions (Restorative Circles)

 

 

Compassionate Listening: Healing the World from the Inside Out
Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:45 PM (PT)
 Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94103

By Susan Partnow


Become a More Powerful Peacemaker in Your Family,
Community and Workplace

Explore the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life.

Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others
Suspending Judgment
Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict
Listening with the Heart
Speaking from the Heart 


Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or disconnection, teaching people to listen with a different "ear" to those around them. Its powerful tools help transform the energy of conflict into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy relations, productive teamwork, and positive action. It is a practice that provides a roadmap to what sages from all ages and cultures have taught: cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace "from the inside out."

Sr. Trainer with The Compassionate Listening Project, your facilitator, Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Letís Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She has brought this project around the world, from Cuba to Liberia, Ghana to Nazareth. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, co-author of our recently published workbook, and a certified mediator and organizational development consultant/trainer with over 20 years experience, and an M.A. from Northwestern University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Workshop Outline Notes

  • intro - each person short intro

  • Agreements

  • About Conflicts

  • Exercises

    • watching each other.

      • Dyad Exercise: sitting next to someone.. Look into their eyes and notice what is going on in your awareness.

        • you can close your eyes if you feel your getting disconnected from yourself. 1 minute for each person

      • Dyad Share: share your insights with each other

      • Group Dialog: share about what happened with larger group

    • Listening exercises,

      • Dyad Exercise: one person talk, the other listens

      • Dyad Share: share your insights with each other

      • Group Dialog: share about what happened with larger group

  • Fair Witness

    About Triggers

    • what triggers you

  • The Triangle

  • Reflective Listening

    • Group example - someone shares - people go around an reflect back facts, feelings, values, appreciation, etc.

    • Small Group Exercise: 4 people, one shares and the others reflect back

    • Group Dialog: share about what happened with larger group

 

Notes: ideas to include.

  • Bring in the Science

    • mirror neurons

    • Oxytocin, cortisol, testosterone

  • Oxytocin exercises

    • hugs

    • handholding

    • group puja

    • etc

  • Mirroring exercises

    • mirror each person physically

  • more exercise in general

  • 98% of experience is unconscious.

  • Bring in the Values