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Dialogue for a Change

 

Opening Space to

Lead Change for Our World

 

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Dialogue for a Change

 

Opening Space to

Lead Change for Our World

 

Join a Dialogue

 

Dialogue for a Change

 

Opening Space to

Lead Change

for our World

 

Join a Dialogue

 

Dialogue is critical to our times

Humanity is at a dangerous precipice. We have individually and collectively traveled into such extremes in our experience of separation, that we are deeply threatening our quality of life, if not our very survival. The destructive symptoms and behaviors that we are experiencing have their roots in personal and collective beliefs, emotions, stories and world-views that limit and divide us. These symptoms and behaviors include:

  • Increasing conflict and polarization within our society (rich-poor, left-right, vaccinated-unvaccinated, black-white, etc), representing a separation from our common humanity.
  • The climate crisis and mass extinction of species, representing our separation from nature
  • The increase of the surveillance state, representing our separation from trust and each other
  • An increase of guilt, blaming and shaming, representing a separation from responsibility
  • A decrease in physical health, representing a separation from our body and emotions
  • An increase of fear, anxiety, and depression, representing a separation from Self & Life
  • A decrease in our sense of hope, meaning and purpose, representing separation from Source
  • And, the list goes endlessly on...

With true Dialogue, we can begin to bridge the divide, reconnect and thrive

 

Bohm Dialogue can bridge the divide

 

What change

would you like to

see in our world?



 


What change

would you like to

see in our world?

BECOME THE CHANGE in Bohm Dialogue

Dialogue will enrich you personally in extraordinary ways. You will:

  • Get clarity and understanding about what could change your world
  • Learn and practice ways of communicating that will improve your relationships
  • Discover your authentic voice and have it heard, respected and appreciated
  • Open up your heart and mind to other perspectives and ideas.
  • Make new friends and be part of an enriched, supportive community
  • Get to know yourself better and expand your opportunities to grow and evolve
  • Notice yourself letting go of limiting assumptions and stories that hold you back
  • Expand your capacity for compassion, empathy, and acceptance of others
  • Shift and collapse the divisions within yourself; finding more inner peace
  • Get to contribute to the growth of others through your presence
  • Learn to trust that life is working for you, not against you — if you let it!
  • Develop your skills to host your own extraordinary Bohm Dialogues for change
Bohm Dialogue - Maybe we should talk

Catch a Bohm Dialogue for Change

You are invited to register below and participate in open, Bohm Dialogue to experience genuine connection, learning and change. 

  • The Dialogues are focused toward active participation by attendees and NOT recorded. Please register only if you plan to attend. 
  • You may attend as often as you like. Space is limited and groups are small.
  • If you register and cannot attend, please let us know so that others can come in your place.
  • We are using the Bohmian Dialogue method. Participants will be asked to agree to the Dialogue practices.
  • NOTE: Times below are in NA-Eastern Time Zone
Bohm Dialogue Groups or Focus Areas

At this time, regular Bohm Dialogues are focused toward the following interest areas which you will find in the calendar. More interest areas will be added as interest develops.

Catch a Bohm Dialogue for a change
Insight Cafe: What is the purpose of life?
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
C$ 0.00
Peace Café
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
C$ 0.00
Insight Cafe: What is GOOD about DEATH
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
C$ 0.00

Conversations often divide us

Not all conversations are the same.  Typical conversations tend to be rooted in what separates us, rather than what unites us. We discuss, deliberate and debate. We have been conditioned to preach, teach, convince, gossip, win-them-over, negotiate, argue, coerce and manipulate others into seeing the world as we do. We express opinions and judgments without examining our underlying assumptions, beliefs and shadow projections.

Outcome-focused, domination-based conversations start with a premise that 'the others need to change' which results in more separation and nothing changes. We often miss the 'whole' picture. 

Conversations often divide us

Dialogue is different

Open Bohm Dialogue reconnects people; bridging what divides us. It is rooted in curiosity.

If there is an agenda to dialogue, it is genuine connection, learning and understanding. It is about the practice of deeply listening, respecting and suspending our own opinions and judgments in order to clearly see and hear the person(s) before us, including ourselves. In genuine contact, listening and understanding, magic happens! Bohm Dialogue bridges the divide with mutual respect, compassion, empathy and understanding. By elevating the quality of our relationships, new insights, opportunities and solutions can naturally emerge which are more sustainable and whole.

Deeper connection through dialogue.

Bohmian Dialogue

While we often use other methods to create open, connected, respectful and effective dialogue, our preferred method is Bohm Dialogue, named after the famous physicist, David Bohm. This method has been used extensively in corporate and social settings to create deeper connection and understanding across diverse groups, gain insight and resolve difficult issues and lay solid foundations for collaboration.

About Bohm Dialogue
 
What is Bohm Dialogue?
 
How this Dialogue is different
 
How can teams benefit?
 
What is the Dialogue process?
 
How is Dialogue facilitated?
 
Listen to David Bohm
Dialogue Practices
 
The Dialogue practices
 
Suspending
 
Respecting
 
Voicing
 
Listening
 
About Presence

Bohm Dialogue Host

Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz

Richard is all about 'being the change' that we want to see in the world - both inner and outer. For the last 20+ years, he has studied, taught and developed ways to create change from the inside - out. These inner change technologies include how to quickly change limiting subconscious beliefs and for even more powerful inner shifts, how to do shadow integration to become 'whole 'again.  Richard's shadow integration technology is actually done through a powerful inner dialogue process that heals past inner wounds and traumas through forgiveness. 

Richard has also studied and worked with organizations and communities around change for over 20 years. This work includes teaching and facilitating using whole-person meeting technologies such as Open Space Technology and Genuine Contact™ as well as working with purpose and values alignment.

Richard has a passion for peace. He has helped hundreds of individuals overcome challenges to find more inner peace and has facilitated many groups such as Rotarians to organize themselves to create more peace in the world. In 2020, he co-created and facilitated a Peace Leaders group in Moncton, Canada to reach the goal of becoming an International City of Peace. He also co-created and facilitated Peace Cafés in the Moncton area and online. Essentially, these Bohm Dialogues are the next step in the evolution of the Peace Cafés! 

Click here to learn more about Richard and his work.

Contact Richard

 

 Contact Richard

About Richard

Richard Schultz assists leaders in unlocking their true potential, authentic power and inner wisdom to create extraordinary, high impact lives. Courses, life mentoring and dialogue with Richard can help you live your legacy and build capacity to thrive with change!

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Participants are invited to agree to 'practices' for the Dialogue. It is a 'practice', because most people are not skilled in Dialogue and fall into old polarizing habits or ineffective communication patterns. In open Dialogue participants are invited to develop new healthier communication skills, but at times will get off track, hopefully notice this, and come back into the practice. For example, consider the practice of meditation, where your mind may spin off into thinking until you notice this and pull yourself back into watching your breath.  A summary of the four Bohm Dialogue practices are:

1. SUSPENDING: Letting go of assumptions, beliefs or certainty about things and opening up to other possibilities, viewpoints, experiences or ideas. This is not about convincing others of your views, but with curiosity, attempting to connect and understand them, and in the process, knowing yourself too.

2. RESPECTING: Seeing and respecting the humanity in others and relating with empathy and compassion to their life journey. By seeing them, you may see yourself more clearly too.

3. VOICING: Discovering your authentic voice and trusting it. This is not about saying something clever or wise. It is about noticing the call within you to speak, or to just respectfully listen and notice that others might be saying exactly what you wanted to say. Speak about only one important idea at a time, rather than talking about all the run-on thoughts arising in you. Less is more. If you or someone is dominating the conversation, notice this and find a way to come back into balanced dialogue.

4. LISTENING: Listen with all your senses and intuition, to the whole person behind the words. You will be listening far more than speaking. With curiosity, hear the tone, cadence, pitch, pauses, movements, meaning, energy, emotions, values and intentions of the speakers. Be present to the beauty and richness of the silent moments too.