My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Compassionate Listening Project, Indianola, WA, USA
There are many workshops that teach effective listening, but Compassionate Listening gave me a much deeper experience with listening. It challenged me to truly be there for another person. It's so easy for me to listen with more focus on what I'm going to say next. CL is helping me to put my needs aside and listen for the values and feelings the other person is sharing. Right after our training I visited with my daughter. We got into a difficult discussion over dinner. When I realized we were both getting upset I took some deep breaths and shifted gears into the compassionate listening skills I had learned. I worked hard to hear what my daughter was trying to say to me. It helped me see that she wasn't trying to criticize me, she was really trying to connect with me and understand how things in my life have changed. Compassionate Listening gave me the gift of being closer to my daughter. Thank you Joanie and Yehudah. I look forward to practicing with you.