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Sat 22

April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm PDT

Workshop: Your Brain on Politics

Crossing Party Lines

Location: Online

What’s going on in the world of politics? Why does talking politics so often feel off limits or fraught with danger? How can we get back to the good old days when it was OK to disagree and we could still be friends despite different views?

In this workshop, you’ll learn the cause of the political divide and how you can  free yourself from the political and media manipulation that has transformed healthy politics into a blood sport. After providing tips and simple techniques for using our brain’s amazing powers to make talking across differences easier, we’ll break into pairs explore the concepts we’ve learned and practice new skills that we can bring into our next difficult conversations.

There are no prerequisites for this course. All are welcome.
ABOUT CPL Workshops

Get the training you need to effectively cross party lines. Crossing Party Lines provides a series of FREE classes teaching the skills we use to talk across differences. We teach proven, science-based techniques to foster curiosity, invite listening, and connect across differences.

We designed these techniques based on recent discoveries in such fields as cognitive science, neurobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Because understanding the partisan brain is central to the work of Crossing Party Lines, our workshops cover both the skills and some of the basic science behind them.