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Paige B.1

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Review for The Compassionate Listening Project, Indianola, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been taking the compassionate listening classes once a week for four weeks now, and I have loved all of it. I love this way of listening and communicating and I hope it continues to grow. I think a lot of people could benefit from this class, and it would be great if every person could take some time to experience just a little bit of this class. I love the book that goes along with it because it has many great ways of practicing great techniques to help you in life. This is something that can make such a difference for each individual and everyone in your life. This class has helped me realize that I am not always the best listener, so now I know how I can listen better. It made me realize that I don't always have to respond or give advice to someone when they come to me to talk. My boyfriend at the time and I started this class together and we both agree we like how it is set up because it helped us with some conversations. Over time as you take the class the way you communicate does not have to be so divided up in how you communicate, but it is meant to flow more naturally. But learning to take turns and know that when the other person is talking you just listen and don't respond really helped us to listen compassionately. We knew that we each had our turn and the other was not going to interrupt the other. So I can see how over time communicating this way could help many relationships. I love how meditation and awareness are just naturally a part of this process as well. I am excited to continue this program, and continue practicing these techniques throughout my life! Lastly, I really love the group of people that I have met through this class. Everyone is kind and willing to learn and truly listen. It is a really good support group to be a part of.

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