Listening Into Healing
Creating courageous space for anti-racism, self care, and solidarity.
The act of listening to one another, especially in particularly traumatic times, can foster ongoing healing and resilience. In this series, participants will practice deep listening and honest sharing with the help of a team led by the Rev. Bill Jacobsen, an international practitioner of compassionate listening and conflict transformation. The gathering is co-sponsored by Wellspring and Becoming Beloved Community.
Bill explains: “In times of personal, national and international uncertainty, I need to listen to other people in order to keep my balance and share with them our mutual work of taking care of ourselves and each other while we unmask and dismantle systemic racism, and create a more just and more peaceful world looking forward. We are not all in the same place, nor are we struggling with the same demons. That's why the art of listening to each other, compassionately and non-judgmentally is vital in fostering ongoing healing and resilience, community and support.”
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About the Team of Hosts
The Rev. Bill Jacobsen, Ph.D., will be co-hosting this series with four guests from the community. Each guest will share briefly:
- how they are living into these challenging times,
- how they are impacted by the events in the news,
- what are some of the challenges they face, and
- what they are doing to take care of themselves and those around them.
This will be followed by opportunities to share in small groups around guided questions. These questions will be aimed at helping people to take care of themselves, explore some of our challenges to being present to ourselves while “in the fire”, and to open our hearts in compassion as we listen to each another. It will also provide opportunities to share with each of the co-hosts around their special gifts and insights.
Each week has a co-host. Check the weekly event to learn more.