Compassionate Listening is a Buddhist practice where one person listens to another very deeply, without interruption.
Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hahn describes compassionate listening as “deep listening that can relieve the suffering of the other person. You listen with only one purpose, to help him or her empty his heart.”
When you participate in a Compassionate Listening session, there is no back and forth discussion, or advice given, or suggestions for actions to be taken. There is only you pouring out your heart, knowing you are heard, knowing that what you have to say matters, that your feelings count, and that you are supported and cared for.
During a Compassionate Listening session, I may occasionally ask a question for further clarification and understanding. I will give you verbal acknowledgements from time to time to let you know I hear you and am following along.
I have provided Compassionate Listening services almost all of my life in both personal and professional settings.
My rate is $25 for a 45-minute session and $50 for a 90-minute session. Phone, Skype, and in-person (if you’re in the greater Philadelphia area) sessions are available.
Email me at Hello@YourListeningEar.com for more information and to schedule a session. I look forward to supporting and serving you.