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Empathy: A Way Toward Peace

“Empathy is about connection; sympathy is about separation. ”

- Brené Brown

People have a basic need for connection, yet, in our society today, many people have become disconnected from themselves and alienated from each other.

During this retreat day, participants will be invited to reconnect and practice ways of giving and receiving empathy.  The day will include guided exercises, interactive presentations, and facilitated group discussions.  Come prepared to participate in exploring a peaceful way of being!

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Cost of $45 includes $10 non-refundable deposit and the noon meal.
Partial scholarships are available; contact Claire at (262) 898-2588.


Facilitator Linda Gaughan realizes that the only way to change how we communicate with others is to start with oneself and invite others on the journey.  Linda has studied and practiced the Nonviolent Communication approaches developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg for two years and coordinates Nonviolent Communication practice groups around Waukesha, Wisconsin.  With a master’s degree from St. Francis Seminary and a certificate from the Casa Romero Spiritual Mentoring Program, Linda is involved with the Social Justice Committee at her church and facilitates retreats for homeless women through the Ignatian Spirituality Project. 


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