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Tools for Bridging the Political Divide
15 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Do you feel at a loss when trying to communicate with people who have different political views than your own? Are you concerned about how we Americans can overcome our divisions? Do you want to get better at listening to others and braver at expressing how you really feel? Explore these vital questions with Focusing trainer Beatrice Blake. Focusing is a way of zeroing in on what is really important to us by listening to our bodily “felt sense” of situations. Our felt sense can help us think freshly about situations, rather than acting from our habitual thought patterns. This experiential workshop offers new tools for listening and communicating. Beatrice Blake has been a Certified Focusing Trainer since 2000. She teaches Focusing and Thinking at the Edge through her Brattleboro-based business, Possibility Space, LLC. For the last ten years she has also taught Focusing and Nonviolent Communication to Salvadoran youth group facilitators and counselors who are trying to provide hope and inspiration to the young people of El Salvador.