Join us on Sept. 21, 2019 for Community, Connection, Compassion! The day will be filled with workshops that will offer participants with a range of skills and encourage discussion and exploration of the themes of community, connection and compassion. Tickets are only $5 (cost includes lunch). Do you feel that you would not be able to attend because of cost? We are trying to be as inclusive as possible! We have a limited number of scholarships available. Please contact us via email.
The day will start with a keynote from Eric Constantineau. Following the keynote there will be 6 engaging workshops and lunch is included!!
Comedy, Connection and Compassion presented by Mike Castano
Improv is an art form, but also a skill set, that teaches humor, humility, collaboration, and compassion. It sets you up to fail and shows you how to respond with resilience. It forces you to get out of the way of your own selfishness and work as a team. It teaches you empathy when you see someone floundering on stage, and it makes you appreciate how genuinely challenging public performance can be. In short, improvisational comedy makes people better human beings.
Can You Hear Me Now? Presented By Gina Genest, M.Ed.
We all long to be heard and understood by others. Learn the art and practice of being present for another in this hands-on workshop and the difference between empathy and sympathy.
I AM: a movie by Tom Shadyac presented by Eric Constantineau
Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it. Featuring people like Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, Morgan Freeman, Howard Zinn
Resilience: A Movie Presented by Jennifer Mitchinson
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress - and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
Living Aloha Presented by Scott Strainge
Among non-Hawaiians, Aloha is the most commonly used Hawaiian word. Many know it as “Hello” or “Goodbye” or “Love”, but for Hawaiians, it means so much more. In fact, it is a way of looking at and living life. This workshop will be run by Scott Strainge, founder of the Kaulele Pueo (Flight Of The Owl) Hawaiian Exchange program. Scott has traveled to the Hawaiian islands over 30 times, and will explain the overarching idea of Aloha and its many elements. Through discussion and group interaction you will find ways to weave the ideas of passion, compassion, and appreciation for all that is around us, into your everyday lives. Along the way we will discuss appreciation for interaction with cultures other than our own and how we can learn about ourselves through this process. You will come away with a smile on your face and aloha in your heart!
“When I talk, who listens” Presented by Rich Cram
We will explore the various depths of our need to communicate. How to be successful in being heard at home, in the community as well as the workplace. To find common ground and understanding in the verbiage we choose to resolve our impasse within our conflicts!
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In the news
Kindness: The sometimes-forgotten teaching standard by Brian Stack
'Evan's Gift' offers a message of compassion by Lisa Tetrault-Zhe
What We've Achieved
We have offered a Compassion Convention to members of the Student Councils of southeastern New Hampshire
We offered a program designed to promote unity, understanding and respect for the sophomore class of Winnacunnet High School, Hampton, NH
We were incorporated and became recognized by the State of New Hampshire as a nonprofit in 2014
The IRS recognized us as a section 501(c)(3) public charity in 2015