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The Peace Center to Offer Compassionate Listening Training

Bill Jacobsen, PhD, will offer compassionate listening training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., October 11, at The Peace Center, in Langhorne. Compassionate listening is central to peacemaking, as it teaches deep listening skills that enable reconciliation and empowerment, healing and hope.

Jacobsen has led compassionate listening workshops across the community, in churches and synagogues, universities, the State Correctional Institute at Graterford, and for three years in Rwanda. After a workshop at Graterford one participant said, “By the end of the first session, I had a new family. A bond of trust was built in that space that can only be experienced; not explained. I looked around the room as eyes widened during those ‘ah-ha’ moments.”

The Peace Center is a nonprofit that has been a leader in the fields of violence prevention and peace and conflict resolution for almost thirty years. It offers a variety of programs designed specifically for schools, the community and businesses.

Cost: $75 if registered before Oct. 3; $100 afterward. Location: The Peace Center, 102 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne. To register, call 215-750-7220 or visit ThePeaceCenter.orgSeptember 2014.

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