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About this event
Family relationships are becoming casualties of our toxic political environment. Family members are having nasty political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships.
If you want to preserve important family bonds while still being true to your values and political beliefs, this workshop will offer you:
- Insight into why family differences over politics are uniquely challenging;
- Recognition of common roles that family members play in political conversations (for example, the Gladiator, the Defender, and the Sniper);
- Strategies and skills for handling family political differences in a constructive way.
Although the focus is on family relationships, you can use learnings in this workshop with any loved one. You’ll laugh and have some fun in this workshop—it won’t be all serious. After all, we all come from quirky families.
This is a two-part workshop combining an online eLearning course and an online, interactive workshop offered over Zoom.
- Part one consists of a 40 minute, interactive course. You complete this online before the workshop.
- Part two is joining us for the interactive online workshop where you will be guided in practicing listening and speaking skills.
Questions? Contact Amy Akashi at email@example.com
See you there!
Join Vice President of Grassroots Strategy Stephen Perkins for a special online session. ACC Branches will come together to plan for the new year.
Note: link will not be sent out until the day of the training.
On Tuesday, December 13th and 20th at 1 – 2:30 PM Eastern, we will explore “Healing Conversations- Making Difficult Conversations Easy.”
- Transform division and contempt into connection and understanding
- Using our “7 Ways to Connect,” open the conversation instead of shutting it down.
- Experience how to shift from cultural and political polarization to bridging divides and building relationships.
- Leave with answers to these 3 questions:
- What are the potential benefits you might receive from listening to others with differing beliefs?
- How can I stay at peace when hearing different points of view?
- Is this really a safe space where I can express myself or stay silent and just listenThe benefits don’t just create a better relationship, it makes you a better relative, friend, co-worker, and leader.
Take the Unify Challenge, a guided video conversation that you will take with another American who may vote or think differently than you. It is a small but powerful way for everyday people to heal our national divide.
Consider this your official invitation to step out of your “bubble.” We the People can lead the way.
Fight, ﬂight and freeze are classic primal responses to danger and conﬂict. But these are not our only options. Human relationships beneﬁt from more caring, connective engagement. Good marriages, treasured friendships and healthy communities do better when healthy engagement is the normal response to conﬂict. Disagreement is a part of human relationships. When we listen to each other with curiosity and care about each other’s needs it is more possible to live together happily – and hold the tension of our differences.
A series of Empathy Cafes for individuals, bridge-building community, and peacemaking organizations seeking to heal a divided world through the power of mutual listening, mediation, empathy and dialogue. Register to join this participatory and experiential Empathy Café to dialogue about: “Sharing conflicts, mediations and peacebuilding challenges you are working on. Or talk about whatever is alive for you.” We will divide into small groups of 4 to 6 and use the Empathy Circle process for the dialogue.
- 1. Build Community: Meet and network with fellow CoPeSe members.
- 2. Build Relationships with others in the field.
- 3. Learn and practice the Empathy Circle dialogue process. Take it home to share with family, friends, school, work, your community, etc.
- 4. Learn and deepen empathic listening skills for conflict mediation and peace building.
- 5. Explore the topic together and come up with new insights.
- 6. A place fir Mediators and Conflict Resolution Experts to network and exchange information.
- 7. Share and retrieve the newest info on peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
- CoPeSe (Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Security)
A leading network on peacebuilding and conflict transformation, counting more than 60k members.
- Center for Building a Culture of Empathy http://CultureOfEmpathy.com
The internet’s largest resource on the value of empathy.
- Peace Alliance http://PeaceAlliance.org
Educate, advocate, and mobilize people into action to transform systems and public policy toward a culture of peace.
- Listen First Project http://ListenFirstProject.org
Listen First Project leads the collaborative movement to heal America by bridging divides. It is a network of 500+ bridging organizations.
TOPIC: Share conflicts, mediations and peacebuilding challenges you are working on. Or talk about whatever is alive for you.
FREE: Everyone is welcome.
DATE: Saturday December 17, 2022
TIME: 10am PST/CEST 7pm: World Times: https://bit.ly/3ObMNjY
LENGTH: 2 hours
LOCATION: Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/9896109339
RECORDING: Part of the event (for those that agree) will be recorded and posted to social media for educational and promotional purposes. You have an option of being in a non recorded breakout group.
* See Video: Pascal Gemperli from CoPeSe interviews Edwin Rutsch – Empathy Circles for Conflict Transformation http://youtube.com/watch?v=tLXX2e14ivE
* Contact: EdwinRutsch@gmail.com
We use the Empathy Circle process for the dialogue. No Preparation needed, but if you want to understand the process before coming, view the How To Empathy Circle material at. http://bit.ly/EC-How
- ( ) View Video: How To Take Part in a Basic Empathy Circle (9 min) https://youtube.com/watch?v=wyKW7Jebgck
- ( ) Read PDF: http://bit.ly/EmpathyCirclePDFv2
- LinkedIn Event: https://bit.ly/3FHf80R (invite Friends)
- Facebook Event: http://facebook.com/events/528693152021450 (invite Friends)
- About Empathy Circles: https://EmpathyCircle.com
- About Empathy Circle Facilitator Training: https://BestEmpathyTraining.com
- For more information contact: EdwinRutsch@gmail.com