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Changing Our Consciousness
Imagining the emotional experience of the other


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Emotional Imprint


The mission of COC is closely aligned with that of the Hot Stove Project The Hot Stove Project

Changing Our Consciousness is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible and help fund our unique, critically important projects. Please help us put our ideas into action!

For what will we be asking for money?  What’s the change that we're envisioning, and what are some concrete steps involved in getting there?  The projects below have the long-term goal of replacing pre-judgment and criticism with greater tolerance of paradox and conflict, a shared search for meaning, a greater capacity for empathy, and an ability to respond to the emotional experience of the other:

EMOTIONAL IMPRINT™ is the focus of our educational intiative. Human understanding has a language all its own, as difficult as Shakespeare, Mozart and Rocket Science to master, and as exciting and potentially transformative. COC is developing a K-12 academic curriculum in emotional literacy, which will enable our children to learn to read, interpret and respond to one another’s communications in more nuanced ways, through the same academic path that teaches them to read, interpret and respond to books, music, and science equations.

CATALYSIS: OUR FACEBOOK GROUP, engages over 400 people from all parts of the political spectrum.  Daily questions facilitate dialogue, ask members to consider new perspectives, and to speak to, rather than at, people who feel differently. It’s harder to sustain a hard-line position when someone reaches out and asks you to understand their point of view.  Creative solutions are more likely to emerge.

How you can help: Your financial support enables us to develop and implement our programming, maintain our websites, and use social media to engage more and more people in our initiatives. So far almost everyone involved with Changing Our Consciousness has worked for free or almost nothing. That needs to change. We need funding to expand the organization and pay our gifted and talented employees appropriately.  In a time of reduced foundation grant support, your donations are critical to fund these next steps.

We appreciate any support you can offer, financially and/or through involvement with our projects.  Please share this information with others who might be interested and able to help. 

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Thank you in advance for your support!

Changing Our Consciousness, Inc. is a New York nonprofit corporation and 501(c)3 organization. 100% of all donations go directly to support the goals of the organization. Contributions made to Changing Our Consciousness, Inc. are tax deductible for US federal income tax purposes to the full extent of the law.