Often, as diversity trainers and facilitators we are faced with having to work on diversity issues with predominantly white audiences that have very few people of color. In this popular workshop, Lee Mun Wah, master facilitator, filmmaker and therapist, will demonstrate how mindfulness exercises and personal stories utilizing empathy and curiosity will help promote a deeper sense of community and compassion for each other’s differences and similarities. The Buddhist believe that a crisis is both danger and opportunity. Learn how to work with what is the room by making use of everyone’s personal stories and journeys to get to this room and how those experiences have shaped who they are today.
Through the use filmed vignettes, personal stories and mindfulness exercises, participants will learn:
- How to create a sense of community using curiosity, empathy and compassion
- A myriad of ways to relate mindfully and authentically
- How to use group process to promote validation and deeper understanding, community and trust
- How to notice and make use of intent and impact
- Ways to develop listening and culturally sensitive responsive communication techniques
- Advanced empathetic techniques that promote intimacy and trust