workshops

Coming events

2 October 2009

We hear a lot about narrative these days.  And, without doubt, there is much to be learned from sharing stories.  But does storytelling always work?  Through presentation and group participation we will explore the world of narrative looking for what makes good stories tick.   To be held in Pueblo, Colorado at the Colorado Diocesan Convention, Friday, 2 October 2009, from 10:45-noon.

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Past events

19 March 2009

Listening with Expectation

A corporate workshop to be held in Boulder at Gilead Colorado, Inc.

17-19 April 2009

Quest 2K9: Be the Change/Storytelling Trek

A part of a retreat weekend especially designed for young people, the Storytelling Trek will allow participants to go deeper into storytelling as a ministry. The retreat was to be held in Buena Vista, CO but was canceled due to blizzard conditions.

2 May 2009

Listening with Expectation Workshop was held in Longmont during Eastertide

What is the Listening with Expectation Workshop?
The coming of Easter gives us the opportunity to Listen with Expectation, to experience the flow offered by the Spirit.
When the flow between speaker and listener is disrupted, the consequences often include sadness, anxiety or anger – and yet sometimes it is difficult to recognize where those feelings come from. Participants will learn about the Triangle of Attention and how it affects the flow between speaker and listener.
Each of us needs to speak and to be heard, and still we put up barriers to both telling and listening. Why? Participants will learn more about the barriers and about listening to what’s not said.
Those in attendance will practice listening to self, to each other, to the world, and to the Spirit.
The format will be informal with a blend of presentation, discussion, and small groups.

When will Listening with Expectation take place?
Saturday, 2 May from 9 a.m. until noon.

Where will the Listening with Expectation workshop be held?
The workshop will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1303 S. Bross Lane, Longmont, Colorado, 80501.

Who should come to Listening with Expectation?
All are invited to attend. Those involved in pastoral care, visiting ministries, listening and visiting programs will find the workshop relevant.

How does one register?
The workshop is free. Please register by Thursday, 30 April by sending an email with your name, contact info (email, phone, address), and to Anne at attentiontolife@gmail.com or sign up on the sheet posted in the Narthex of the church.

Who is the facilitator?
Anne Doyle is a perceptual psychologist with a private practice focusing on personal formation. Anne uses Intensive Listening to help her clients become more perceptive in their experiences of the world, of others, and of themselves. Anne also works with groups nationally (e.g., at the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado) and internationally (e.g., the Convocation of American Episcopal Churches in Europe).

21 March 2009

Storytelling Trek, Quest Ministry Treks

Youth interested in exploring the many ways to serve God through ministry to others will learn the art of storytelling and telling their own faith story to be shared during the Quest weekend. Episcopal Diocese of Colorado is sponsoring this event to be held in Denver.

4, 11, 18, 25 March 2009

Listening with Expectation to be held in Boulder at St. Ambrose on the four Wednesdays in March for Lent

The coming of Lent offers us the opportunity to listen with expectation to self, to each other, to the world, and to the Spirit. We will consider what it means to give and to receive the gift of truly listening. And we will learn more about the barriers that break the flow of the Spirit in communication. All are invited to attend free of charge. Those involved in pastoral care, visiting ministries, listening and visiting programs will find the workshop relevant. Anne Doyle, who serves as a resource for personal formation to individuals and groups, will be the facilitator of Listening with Expectation. The program will be conducted in four-one hour sessions at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent starting on March 4 with “Listening to self”. On March 11 will be “Listening to each other”; on March 18 will be “Listening to the world”; and on March 25 will be “Listening to the Spirit.” Please sign up at St. Ambrose or by emailing Anne at attentiontolife@gmail.com.

14 March 2009

The Power of Story: A Lenten Retreat in Boulder

A retreat designed for educators at St. John’s Episcopal Church and Trinity Lutheran Church using story to build community.

7 March 2009

Listening to be held in Golden at St. John Chrysostom

The Women in the Spirit program will be Listening on Saturday, 7 March. We will talk about the Triangle of Attention and the Point of Optimization. There will be an interaction exercise and a meditation.

The Women in the Spirit group meets the first Saturday of each month at 8:00am for a shared breakfast, a brief time of singing, a short reading and time of open prayer followed by about an hour long program.

21 February 2009

Listening with Expectation Workshop to be held in Boulder at St. Mary Magdalene

The coming of Lent offers us the opportunity to listen with expectation to self, to each other, to the world, and to the Spirit. We will consider what it means to give and to receive the gift of truly listening. And we will learn more about the barriers that break the flow of the Spirit in communication. All are invited to attend. Those involved in pastoral care, visiting ministries, listening and visiting programs will find the workshop relevant. Anne Doyle will be the facilitator of Listening with Expectation on Saturday, 21 February, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 4775 Cambridge Street, Boulder. The workshop is free. If you would like to attend, please contact Anne (email at attentiontolife@gmail.com or phone at 720.346.8420) by Thursday, 19 February or add your name to the sign up sheet at the church.

4 February 2009

Listening with Expectation Workshop to be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Nice, France

The coming of Lent offers us the opportunity to listen with expectation to self, to each other, to the world, and to the Spirit. We will consider what it means to give and to receive the gift of truly listening. And we will learn more about the barriers that break the flow of the Spirit in communication. All are invited to attend free of charge. Anne Doyle, who serves as a resource for personal formation to individuals and groups in Boulder, Colorado, will be the facilitator of Listening with Expectation.

30 January-1 February 2009

Transformed by Stories: Sharing God’s Story as Our Own

The third event of three is to be held in Nice, France. Read more at http://transformedbystories.wordpress.com. Anne serves on the Planning Committee for the series and presented at the second session.

13 December 2008

Listening with Expectation Workshop to be held in Boulder during Advent

What is the Listening with Expectation Workshop?
The coming of Advent gives us the opportunity to Listen with Expectation, to experience the flow offered by the Spirit.
When the flow between speaker and listener is disrupted, the consequences often include sadness, anxiety or anger – and yet sometimes it is difficult to recognize where those feelings come from. Participants will learn about the Triangle of Attention and how it affects the flow between speaker and listener.
Each of us needs to speak and to be heard, and still we put up barriers to both telling and listening. Why? Participants will learn more about the barriers and about listening to what’s not said.
Those in attendance will practice listening to self, to each other, to the world, and to the Spirit.
The format will be informal with a blend of presentation, discussion, and small groups.

When will Listening with Expectation take place?
Saturday, 13 December from 9 a.m. until noon. The season of Advent (which means “coming”) is particularly appropriate for Listening with Expectation.

Where will the Listening with Expectation workshop be held?
The workshop will be held at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 2425 Colorado Boulevard, Boulder, Colorado, 80302.

Who should come to Listening with Expectation?
All are invited to attend. Those involved in pastoral care, visiting ministries, listening and visiting programs will find the workshop relevant.

How does one register?
The workshop is free. Please register by Thursday, 11 December by sending an email with your name, contact info (email, phone, address), and church affiliation (none necessary) to Anne at attentiontolife@gmail.com.

Who is the facilitator?
Anne Doyle is a perceptual psychologist with a private practice focusing on personal formation. Anne uses Intensive Listening to help her clients become more perceptive in their experiences of the world, of others, and of themselves. Anne also works with groups nationally (e.g., at the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado) and internationally (e.g., the Convocation of American Episcopal Churches in Europe).

19 November 2008

Listening: The Heart of Caring

A workshop by Sarah Berlin to be held at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver from 4 – 6:15 p.m. Anne will conduct a listening exercise and discuss the Triangle of Attention.
Most of us consider ourselves to be good listeners. But even the most experienced person can become a more sensitive listener. A tendency that stalls deeper listening is the well-meaning habit of “self-referral”: interjecting a personal experience before really exploring feelings and associations of the other person. We will explore appropriate and inappropriate “self-referral” and take part in a listening exercise to reveal our individual style. To read more, go to http://www.spiritualdirectioncolorado.org.
To find out more or to register, call 303-726-8309 or email learning@spiritualdirectioncolorado.org.

2-4 October 2008

Joined through Stories at the The Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, 121st Convention, Loveland, Colorado

The dynamic between the story, the teller and the listener builds relationships, with each other and with God. We will explore the Triangle of Attention vis-à-vis personal stories and discuss the implications of keeping and breaking faith while sharing them.

Lenten Series, 2007

Joined through Stories at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Boulder, Colorado.

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