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The Peer Listening Project – with Sarah Ludford and Hannah Ehlert

June 16 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Creating listening partnerships for women to provide listening support on an ongoing basis.

As part of The Listening Project we will explore how to create space for others, how to listen and how to take care of ourselves so we don’t get bogged down by what we hear. We’ll need lots of practice so there will also be lots of chances to be listened to.

At the end of the course we will partner you with another woman who has taken part so that you can become listening partners and continue to provide listening support for each other. Then no matter what life throws at you, you will have someone to listen to you.

The course will enable you to improve your listening skills and have the opportunity to be heard. The skills you will learn can be invaluable in daily life in being able to hear more clearly what is important to others, and to fully listen and understand before responding.

Quotes from previous participants:

‘I feel I can genuinely listen to people with a gentle curiosity and with empathy but without “taking on “ their issues , I really enjoy this’

‘It has given me my first listening partner, which is wonderful and I have already gained so much through this in just a few short weeks. I have been able to alleviate some really difficult anxiety through the listening partnership’

‘Two days ago I had the most intimate and healing conversation with my 11 year old son and this I owe to my improving listening skills- thanks to the support of this project. I hope that many other women will have the opportunity of benefiting from the work Sarah and Hannah are so compassionately and beautifully offering. ‘

Sarah Ludford has been training people in empathic listening skills for over 15 years and has several listening partners herself which she considers to be essential to her wellbeing.

Hannah Ehlert works as a nature connection and craft tutor. Her experiences with Hand-in-Hand Parenting Connection have been a life line in her parenting journey and listening partnerships have become a valued contribution.

Full course dates – 5 Wednesday mornings June 16th – July 14th 10am-12pm via zoom plus a listening practice with a partner each week between sessions . As part of the course you will be paired with a regular listening partner with the expectation that you will need weekly or fortnightly to offer and receive listening.

The fee for joining the programme is £25. Free for women on state benefits or in financial hardship: please contact sarah@thegrowingclub.co.uk

We support digital inclusion. If access to internet or equipment would prevent you from joining this course please email jane@thegrowingclub.co.uk so we can see if we can support you to be involved.

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