Practicing Conscious Communication Together Online
A special three-part series conducted online
Part 1: March 19, 24 and 25, 2020
Part 2: April 2, 8 and 14, 2020
Part 3: April 14, 16, 22 and 28, 2020
Join us online for a three-part series using Conscious Communication to work with the stresses of the time and continue our practice while at home. Each session will be offered multiple times and you are welcome to join us as often as you’d like.
PLEASE NOTE that we have updated our Zoom link for greater security. Check your email or contact us to request the new Zoom link.
- 6:45 p.m. — Orientation to Zoom
- 7:00-8:30 p.m. — Group practice
- The meeting will be conducted online using Zoom. To find the Zoom link, check the email announcements you receive for these sessions (these come from “Greater Madison Area Conscious Communication”), or contact us for instructions.
There is no cost to attend. Donations to our regular hosts, who have closed their doors for our protection, continue to be appreciated. They are: Friends House, Joyful Path, and Common Grounds.
About This Series
Our in-person practice sessions are suspended indefinitely to meet the health and safety needs of our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has inspired us to create a special, three-part series in which we can practice together online. Everyone is welcome, as always, even if you are out of the habit of practicing.
If you decide to join us later when we can meet in person, join any of our practice groups that meet regularly.
Orientation to Zoom
Zoom is the platform we will use for these online meetings. We will have an orientation to Zoom and technology check before each session at 6:45 p.m. Please plan on attending to familiarize yourself with the basic functions we will be using in these sessions. You will be able to sign on beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click the “join meeting” button. If you do not have a camera on your computer or mobile device, or prefer not to enable video of yourself, you can participate with audio only and see others (we will not be able to see you).
If you are new to Zoom, you may wish to download or save this tip sheet and have it available during the meeting:
Additional resources for Zoom users:
The Three Parts
Part 1 (offered March 19, 24 and 25): We will explore the distinction between outer and inner experience and learn to work with those to find clarity and peace.
(Looking for the worksheet we used in Part 1? It has been updated and combined with the Part 2 worksheet. You will find this new worksheet immediately below, under the Part 2 listing.)
Part 2 (offered April 2, 8 and 14): We will continue to build on the work we started in part one, focusing more on the needs and possible strategies we identify for taking action.
Please download or save the following documents. You may wish to print them out and have them on hand for the meeting.
Part 3 (offered April 16, 22 and 28): We will pull the previous exercises together with a process inspired by Robert Gonzales’ Letting Go and Being Free class. We’ll look at the beauty of the needs inspired by our current stimuli and work on clear and doable requests to create clarity around the way forward — no matter what happens next. (Check back later to find and download a handout for this session.)