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A Gift of Presence

On May 15, 2021, we were offering a 24-hour conversation marathon. Where different volunteers are hosting Google Meet. This virtual living room was a place, where you will feel friendliness, inclusiveness, heard, valued, and respected.

After a long winter of social restriction, many people see the spring of 2021 with optimism and excitement. They are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family and feel hopeful about life in the near future. Others may not share their level of enthusiasm. They may actually feel even more stressed, anxious, and socially pressured this year. The way through the fear and loneliness can begin with a conversation in the safe, inclusive environment offered by our experienced volunteers.

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A Present of Presence

“Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free."

-Starhawk (Miriam Simos)

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Greater Vancouver, BC: Receive and give ” Present of Presence” on December 25th starting at 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM (PST). Beyond The Conversation is hosting a 24-hour campaign encouraging everyone to “give a gift of conversation and friendship.” Heart-to-heart across Canada is invited. Register to EventBrite.

 

Details: Our virtual, Open Talk Cafes, are known for inclusivity, bringing people together and facilitating honest conversations built on trust. It is an open space where participants can find a place to belong, to be listened to, and to learn from one another. Anyone seeking quality human connections and a sense of belonging is invited to join. Beyond The Conversation facilitators are not healthcare professionals; we do not give advice of any sort and we are not a replacement for any medical services. If anyone needs medical services, please see your family doctor or call 911 (112 in Europe).

 

Please note: Beyond The Conversation facilitators are not healthcare professionals; we do not give advice of any sort and we’re not a replacement for any medical services. If anyone needs medical services, please see your family doctor or call 911 (112 in Europe).

 

At this event you can expect a warm and friendly conversation, often laughter, with friends you just met. Our cafe hosts are trained in communication and leadership skills and you can be assured the hosts will treat you with kindness and respect. Lastly, yes, you can be anonymous if this is your preference, and you can join by phone if you do not have access to a computer.

 

To continue our local impact we are collecting suggested donations of $5. 

 

With our sincere thanks!

Amie Peacock