Radical Listening | Healing Conversations – at Kripalu
May 31 @ 7:30 pm - June 3 @ 11:00 am
Radical listening is a first step toward healing the destructive divides that afflict our country.This intensive training brings together leaders in Psychology, Medicine, the Humanities, and the Creative Arts to inspire radical action in the face of rising racism, sexism, and nationalism.
This program highlights many levels of listening, from personal listening skills to mediated listening in the public sphere. Activities include:
- Plenary group presentations
- Small group work
- Writing for discovery
- Outdoor walking and listening
- Dyads that move us more deeply toward curiosity, exposure, gaining knowledge of self and other.
Listening across great divides allows us to understand and empathize with others. When we understand the foundation of another’s beliefs by receiving their accounts of themselves, things begin to shift on both sides. The facilitators help guide us through this process being well versed as leaders in the emerging field of Narrative Methods of healing and Communication, and with knowledges from Psychiatry, Psychology, Literature, Philosophy, Visual Arts, Medicine, and Public Health and Social Justice.
Through the generosity of a donor, Columbia has established a modest fund to support half-tuition for up to 10 participants who would require financial assistance to attend the workshop. Participants who need to be included in the scholarship pool should email their names and e-mail addresses to Kimberly La Force at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2018. Ten participants will be chosen by lottery from that list. They will receive ½ tuition reimbursement directly from Columbia Narrative Medicine.
Several groups committed to the rise of radical listening toward social justice have come together to offer this unique program. Columbia University’s Program in Narrative Medicine, Carol Gilligan’s Listening Guides, Narrative 4’s story exchange for empathy, and Narativ’s Powerful Storytelling Workshops.