Safe Conversations in Action


The world is waking up to the ways in which healthy relationships equate to healthier bodies and brains, which in turn lead to healthier businesses, communities, and societies. And the great news is that both neuroscience and the relational sciences have revealed that better relationship skills can be taught and practiced at any age.

On January 16, 2020, Relationships First pioneers Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt joined Riane Eisler of the Center for Partnership Studies online for Safe Conversations in Action, the second in a series of webinars exploring a simple, step by step process for cultivating healthy, partnership relationships.

Participants witnessed a live, real-time demonstration with Safe Conversations® leaders Curtis Hill and Robyn Jardine, and learned how to talk and listen in ways that move us past entrenched differences and pave the way for social change. Watch the video and invite a colleague, friend, or partner to practice together.

“I’ve been practicing Safe Conversations for 15 years, in Kansas City. I’m so excited about the prospects for taking this into the broader world!” — June Holte, webinar attendee

“This is a really useful presentation.” — Jen Karius, webinar attendee

“Riane, your life work is a compass through this dark time in the Western civilization. Thank you for all of the self sacrifice and your fortitude over all of the decades.” — Penney and Scott Forbes, webinar attendees

Webinar Resources

View and download Safe Conversations Practice: Mirroring worksheet


In the webinar, Riane Eisler illuminated how our everyday conversations shape not only the quality of our personal relationships, but also the well-being of our children, the success of our businesses, and the foundational values of our society. We received positive feedback—you are prepared to do your part to cultivate the relational ecosystem at the heart of partnership systems!

This is a follow up to the popular webinar held on September 12, 2019.

“These three people are devoted to helping us understand and be understood — what could be better than that?” —Gloria Steinem


Dr. Riane Eisler, JD is President and co-founder of the Center for Partnership Studies and internationally known as a systems scientist and attorney pioneering the human rights of women and children. She is the author of Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, and the bestseller The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, and The Real Wealth of Nations, hailed by Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking”.

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. are partners in life and work. They believe that how we interact with each other in all contexts – family, workplace, schools etc. – is the key to our emotional, physical and economic well-being. Together, they are committed to the transformation of relationships and to the evolution of a relational culture. They are the co-creators of Imago Relationship Theory & Therapy, which has spread globally through Imago Relationships International, and is now renamed Imago Relationships Worldwide, an organization that has trained over 2,500 therapists in over 53 countries. They are also co-creators, with other relational therapists, scientists, and business professionals, of Relationships First®, a non-profit organization that contributes to the creation of a relational culture through the distribution of new insights from the relational sciences, and through Safe Conversations®, a structured, three-step process to talk and listen with real connection.

Dr. Robyn Jardine owns and operates Life Solutions Counseling and Family Therapy, PLLC in Dallas, TX where she provides therapeutic services for individuals, couples, families, groups, and larger social systems. Dr. Jardine’s research and clinical work is committed to social justice, whereby she focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender and social equality. With a focus on navigating and changing larger oppressive systems and structures, towards inclusion and equity, particularity regarding the areas of white supremacy, white fragility, and interracial dynamics/relationships. She is currently an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board-Certified Counselor.

Dr. Curtis Hill is an educational consultant and higher education specialist. His most recent administrative tenure included serving as a Vice President of Student Services or Chief Student Affairs Officer in the states of Arkansas and Texas. Dr. Hill’s consulting business is partnered with multiple higher education institutions which included Texas A&M University-Commerce, Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Houston Community Colleges, and Lone Star Colleges. Dr. Hill is a specialist having worked with varied federal TRIO programs and assisted in writing multiple grants, securing well over three million dollars with various higher education institutions. He serves in the Counseling Ministry at OCBF leading Free at Last small growth groups, and he is a Safe Conversations Master Trainer.


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“We are wired for empathy, and we are also wired for caring connection. We can learn skills that are appropriate for partnership—not domination— relations”. —Riane Eisler

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