CHANGING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS is a non-profit organization that develops theoretical, methodological and educational tools to understand and mitigate intergroup conflict. By developing emotional literacy – the capacity to view the world through others' eyes – we facilitate dialogue between people of different thoughts, beliefs and communication styles, counter prejudice and stigma, and transform education.
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Across Liberal-Conservative Divides
The American election is on the horizon. Our ability to communicate effectively is not.
Can we learn to talk across political divides with curiosity and empathic imagination? Can we imagine shared horizons, and look together at the forces that interfere with our ability to do this?
In a series of two-hour Zoom meetings this August, a panel of educators, mental health professionals, and entrepreneurs with different political viewpoints will come together. They agree to engage with one another in a respectful dialogue. The meetings will be conducted in a Webinar format.
Following the first Zoom meeting, participants will continue the discussion with the audience in a private Facebook group for two weeks. At the end of that time panelists will reconvene. They will share what they learned and how their perspectives may have shifted as a result of the ongoing personal engagement with the other.
Registration and additional information about our panel members can be found here. A donation of $20 is encouraged but not required. Donations will be used to develop new dialogue projects.
Announcing a New Book by Dr. Alice L Maher
In this short book, Dr. Maher presents what she believes to be a major paradigm shift in human understanding and discourse. Her goal is to intrigue you, coax you to think and behave in new ways, and convince you to become part of a movement leading to a new language for communication across human divides.
Ideas as big as this one don’t emerge out of thin air. In Catalysis, Dr. Maher presents a theoretical model that integrates and reframes models from disparate fields. She describes simple pilot projects and shares concrete suggestions for ways that everyone can begin to implement these ideas in the here and now. Finally, she describes the personal trajectory that led to her conclusions and to her absolute conviction that we can shift the direction of human consciousness and evolution. It’s huge, but remarkably simple.