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January 12, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$59
Instructor: Roseann Cervelli, MS, LCADC, CCS, CPS
No matter our profession or role in life, if we are engaged with people, the skill of Compassionate Listening is an essential one to develop and own. Compassionate Listening is the ability to sustain a sense of caring connection and belonging to others in their experiences of suffering or discomfort. It is a quality of therapeutic presence, in which one is able to provide-just through their listening-an authentic sense of value and validation to the ones they serve. In this class, adapted from the work of Kristen Neff’ Mindful Self-Compassion Program, participants will discover how to listen from the neck down, or what is termed “embodied listening.” With Compassionate listening, one is mindfully and compassionately present, not only to the client’s experience, but also to the thoughts, sensations, feelings etc. that arise within oneself as the recipient of the client’s story.
CE Credits: 3 Clinical