This lively, fun workshop will enable us to practice some skills of bearing witness by sharing and bearing witness to our experiences. A bearing witness workshop is different from a content driven workshop in that it begins with an assumption of inclusion. Everyone has stories about their life!
When we bear witness to people, we must consistently notice and set aside our assessments, thoughts, assumptions, and challenges in order to give them our fullest attention. Bearing witness allows us to accept the experiences others share without deciding *for them* what those experiences mean.
This lively 90 minute workshop (including breaks) will include low stakes sharing and paying close attention to what others choose to share.
About CB Beal
CB Beal (they/them) is a fat, white, queer and non-binary UU religious educator, storyteller, and speaker.
CB was the 2019 recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Angus H. MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education.
They make their home in a farmhouse library loft in western Massachusetts and consult with individuals and organizations to increase consent culture, equity, and justice in the world.
You can find them online at Justice and Peace Consulting.