Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., right, scream “Build the Wall” as President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington.

At a time when tensions and even outright vitriol between Democrats and Republicans in Congress is at a level not seen in recent memory, a few bipartian House members are trying to bridge the gaps between them by taking part in sessions moderated by a trained family therapist, USA Today reports. In two recent sessions involving seven House members, five of them Democrats and two Republicans, they spoke personally about their lives to try to connect on a human level. It’s part of a pilot program coordinated by a group called Braver Angels, which works to bridge political differences among Americans, and the bipartisan congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. The sessions are moderated by professional marriage counselor William Doherty, who’s a Braver Angels co-founder and a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Social Science. While only a few lawmakers have signed up so far, organizers are hoping to expand the program, with Doherty telling USA Today when asked about skepticism about it and being told they’re preaching to the choir, “[W]hat I always say to that is: every social movement begins with a choir.”