Wed, Nov 01|
Activation and Deep Listening
Iya Rev. DeShannon and Rev. Eileen Fisher offer a workshop to students in the Art of Dying Thanatology Program on Deep Listening and Personal Reactivity.
Time & Location
Nov 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
About the event
One of the most profound gifts we can offer each other in spiritual care is to create spaces where people feel fully heard. Thich Nhat Hahn said, “Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person.” Listening is a sacred act that when done well, supports us in feeling valued and accepted. Personal reactivity can show up as a barrier to deep listening and impedes our ability to be present in our service to others. In this interactive session we will: 1) define components of deep listening 2) learn how activation happens and its impact on our bodies 3) develop skills to work with our activation 4) discover tools to listen more deeply.