Changing Our Consciousness, Inc.

Imagining the Emotional Experience of the Other

Changing Our Consciousness, Inc.

Imagining the Emotional Experience of the Other

CHANGING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS is a non-profit organization that develops theoretical, methodological and educational tools to understand and mitigate intergroup conflict. By developing emotional literacy – the capacity to view the world through others' eyes – we facilitate dialogue between people of different thoughts, beliefs and communication styles, counter prejudice and stigma, and transform education.

Become part of the next innovation in human understanding.

Dialogue with Dignity

Videos from our first live event are now available on our new YouTube channel

Can we learn to talk across political divides with curiosity and empathic imagination? Can we imagine shared horizons, and look together at the forces that interfere with our ability to do this?

In a series of two-hour Zoom meetings this past August, a panel of educators, mental health professionals, and entrepreneurs with different political viewpoints came together. They agreed to engage with one another in a respectful dialogue.

Following the first Zoom meeting, participants continued the discussion with the audience in a private Facebook group for two weeks. Panelists then reconvened and shared what they learned and how their perspectives had shifted as a result of the ongoing personal engagement with the other.

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Catalysis: A Recipe to Slow Down or Abort Humankind’s Leap to War

Announcing a New Book by Dr. Alice L Maher

In this short book, Dr. Maher presents what she believes to be a major paradigm shift in human understanding and discourse. Her goal is to intrigue you, coax you to think and behave in new ways, and convince you to become part of a movement leading to a new language for communication across human divides.

Ideas as big as this one don’t emerge out of thin air. In Catalysis, Dr. Maher presents a theoretical model that integrates and reframes models from disparate fields. She describes simple pilot projects and shares concrete suggestions for ways that everyone can begin to implement these ideas in the here and now. Finally, she describes the personal trajectory that led to her conclusions and to her absolute conviction that we can shift the direction of human consciousness and evolution. It’s huge, but remarkably simple.

Read more and buy the book here!

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