September 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Mindful Conversation Introduction – 3 part series
Mindful Conversation is a transformational practice that challenges us to become more present in the flow of conversation.
About An Introduction to Mindful Conversation
On any given day we have tens if not hundreds of conversations. From chatting with the barista at the corner coffee shop to discussing projects at work to confiding our deepest most intimate feelings to a friend, our conversations can be relatively innocuous or hugely impactful.
Cumulatively conversations reverberate across time shaping the arc of our lives.
And yet, how much thought have we given to this thing we call conversation? How and where did we even learn to have a conversation?
What is Mindful Conversation?
Mindful Conversation is a transformational practice that challenges us to become more present in the flow of conversation. It is a practice where we learn to deepen our ability to listen, increase our capacity for curiosity and compassion, and take more agency as active participants in collaboratively shaping the conversations we truly desire. It’s a practice for our most common conversations and our deepest most intimate conversations. This is because Mindful Conversation connects us to our common humanity and helps us come more fully into relationship with ourselves, others, and our communities.
When & Where
Three 2 hour virtual sessions over three weeks.
Tuesdays, September 14, 21 & 18
7:00 – 9:00 PM EDT
Space is limited to 20 participants.
Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
Week 1 – Abiding in Conversation
Week 2 – Showing up to Listen
Week 3 – Deepening Curiosity and Contribution
In these highly interactive virtual gatherings, we will uncover our relationship to conversation, become more aware of our personal experience and dynamics within the conversations we are having. We will focus on the concepts of participation, awareness, listening, curiosity, and contribution.
Participants will begin to develop a deeper and more expansive understanding of their beliefs and roles in conversation, begin to claim more agency, and learn to bring more creativity and aliveness to conversation.
About the facilitators & developers of this process
Martha Williams and John Scilipote are co-founders of Culture Shift Agency, Inc. and co-creators of BreakBread World (https://www.breakbread.world/) a growing global community dedicated to reweaving our common humanity over active and inspired conversation while sharing in the intimate act of breaking bread together. Together they are developing and teaching their process, Mindful Conversation, to help inspire better listening, increase capacity for curiosity, and foster deeper compassion and connection to self, others, and our communities. John and Martha only recently joined forces and combine very diverse backgrounds as artists, thinkers, creators, and entrepreneurs.