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Feeling torn between avoiding world news or being glued night and day to your favorite news source? Feeling helpless and maybe hopeless about the state of the world? Not sure where to turn to make a positive difference in at least one situation? Then this is the workshop for you.

The workshop will teach practices for staying grounded in your heart while being present to your own suffering and the suffering of others. You will learn how to engage the troubling news that we hear in the media and find authentic motivation to act locally, nationally, or globally.

Kay Sandberg, MA is Founder and President of Global Force for Healing, a nonprofit based in Ashland. She leads the Compassionate Birth Network of 15 projects collaborating with underserved grassroots communities in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The aim is to ensure equal access to quality, respectful healthcare and education for mothers and infants, based on a woman-centered model of care. Kay is a Peace Ambassador and member of the Advisory Board of Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC), and member of Southern Oregon Birth Connections. For more info go to www.globalforceforhealing.org.

Carol Hwoschinsky is a licensed Marriage, Family, Child counselor, an educator, mediator, author of the book, Listening With the Heart, and the former Training Director of the Compassionate Listening Project. She has trained and accompanied many delegations to Israel/Palestine since 1997 to facilitate dialogue and build relationships. She has trained and mentored Compassionate Listeners in countries recovering from war. Carol served as part of Jean Houston’s teaching staff of the School for Social Artistry and has facilitated many community dialogues.

Date & Time: 3:30-5:00pm Friday, April 27

Venue: Ashland Public Library Gresham Room, Ashland

FREE – click “Get Tickets” button to register for this workshop today!