A wonderful group in Abbotsford, Telecare Crisis & Caring Line, is hosting a workshop about active listening, and I think it's worth checking out. I've been to one, and know that it offers a Christian perspective on listening, skills training, insights to struggling people who need to be listened to, and excellent self-awareness exercises on being prepared to listen well.
It's a great experience--facilitated by Telecare staff and full of important principles, videos, key issues for discussion, role playing, and meeting like-hearted people.
It's at Northview Community Church, in their Atrium, 8:45-3:00, Nov 3, costs $35.
You can find more info, and how to register at their website: www.telecarebc.com/listen-up-workshop.html
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Bill Strom, Author
I am a believer by faith, a professor by vocation, a husband by choice, a father by blessing, and a friend by hanging out. Along the way I have learned about close relating through my experiences, biblical models, and social science research. Hopefully my ideas and encouragement show up here in ways meaningful to you.