My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Compassionate Listening Project, Indianola, WA, USA
I was fortunate this summer to be a part of a Compassionate Listening Project in Portland Oregon led by Joni Levine and her husband Yehuda. Together the group learned the fundamentals of truly listening to their talking partner/partners in many different instances. The practice led to learning how to focus on a speaker and hear their story. The strategies of Reflective questions or Deepening ones forced each of us to take the time to hear from the heart and respond. Over the course of the workshop, we honed our skills. We are continuing to practice in a follow up group with our leaders.
Today in the United States we are a divided people. These strategies perhaps could be used to help both sides start to communicate and find a common ground. Also, in the spring of 2018, I hope to take a trip to Israel and Palestine. The skills learned in this workshop will be invaluable. I have learned to slow down, focus, listen and respond with a new compassionate angle. It is a great project.