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Speech That Connects Us: A Daylong Workshop for Teachers, Parents, Social Workers, Nurses and Others, CC 7/12

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Jisan Tova Green
Speech That Connects Us: Reflections from Tova Green
with Jisan Tova Green
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street

Sunday, July 12, 2015  
10 am to 5 pm

(CE credits available—see note* below)

Do you ever find yourself questioning what to say when you disagree with someone, or having strong feelings you want to express without alienating your family, friends, students, clients or colleagues? In this workshop we will apply the Buddha’s teachings about speech to such situations in our everyday lives.

A poem on speech by Tova Green 


Tending to intentions--

still--words have lives

of their own--

not easily corralled

not always received

as we intended--

tender shades of meaning

sometimes missing

the mark

We will also explore some contemporary teachings related to listening and speaking with awareness and empathy. We will shine the light of mindful communication on some difficult conversations we may be in the midst of or may wish to have.

This class is open to anyone who wishes to delve deeper into speech—this necessary, challenging and rewarding aspect of life, work and relationships.

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income.
*Note about CE credits: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. The $30 fee can be paid at the time of registration. San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) have teamed together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. SCRC offers CE credit to MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE1851). SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. SCRC also offers CE credit to nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP11909). For complete information, visit spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD, at 707.763.3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department at .

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Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, is a resident practice leader at City Center. She currently serves as director of development for San Francisco Zen Center, and she also served recently as vice president and as City Center director. The co-founder of Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group, she received priest ordination from Eijun Linda Cutts in 2003. Tova received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and completed Smith's certificate program in Contemplative Social Work in 2008. Tova was a social worker at Hospice by the Bay until April 2011.