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We're Open: Cafe Gratitude offering ‘clearing conversations’

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 19:19:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Kansas City restaurant is adjusting the way it serves the community. Not with food, but through conversation.

On Tuesday, Cafe Gratitude announced that it will temporarily close from March 18 - April 1. Michael George, owner of the cafe, released a video on social networking sites offering the public free “clearing conversations.”

In the video, George said he does this with his employees before their shifts.

“The purpose of the clearing conversation is to have an employee be seen, acknowledged, heard, and ultimately clear themselves of anything that they might be carrying into their day,” he said.

Cafe Gratitude has found that the conversations are an effective way to support their employees.

The organic, plant-based restaurant is getting a group together to offer this service to anyone wanting to be heard.

“This isn’t a therapeutic conversation, it’s not a coaching conversation where you will be told anything or to do anything This is solely a conversation just to be heard, listened to, and to be acknowledged," George said.

If you would like to have someone call you to have a clearing conversation with you, text (515) 462-0395‬ and send your first name, a number to call, and two times to call you with day, time and timezone.