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How to Avoid "Comforting" the Bereaved with Uncomforting Sayings

Announcement on March 22nd–Just in: on this date my post called Why I Am a Stuffed Shirt about Jeans at a Funeral is the top trending one in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. 616 more words

Grieving

Healing the Inner Child in Thich Nhat Hanh's words

The Child Within

In each of us, there is a young, suffering child.  We have all had times of difficulty as children and many of us have experienced trauma.   2,271 more words

Mental Health

A little Secret

I am a student of peace studies (- even though it should rather be called conflict studies for all the literature, seminars and lectures on war, terrorism and realist world politics). 519 more words

Words For The Soul

Listen with the primary purpose of letting the other person empty their heart #ThichNhatHanh

This is an incredibly valuable piece of advice for learning how to be with someone who suffers. It is a pathway to healing for both the sufferer and the listener.

Videos

The Peace Center to Offer Compassionate Listening Training

Bill Jacobsen, PhD, will offer compassionate listening training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., October 11, at The Peace Center, in Langhorne. Compassionate listening is central to peacemaking, as it teaches deep listening skills that enable reconciliation and empowerment, healing and hope. 141 more words

DEPARTMENTS

Compassionate Listening.

Sometimes the simplest solution is just to stop and listen to what your partner is saying and imagine how and why he or she could be feeling that way or seeing things in that light. 172 more words

Star Point Counseling Center

A beautiful gift from the soul

Have you noticed?…

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing…. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”

~ Karl Menninger

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