silence

True Listening

Listening or Threatening ‘The first three sessions were in complete silence. We didn’t say a thing.‘ My colleague, a psychotherapist and a Spiritual Companion, was talking about her work in a psychiatric ward with a young person who had been badly traumatised. ‘The sessions were completely silent?’ I asked. ‘Yes....

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Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

In May in my fifty-seventh year, I spoke in an innovative series known as Narrative Rounds at Columbia University medical school in New York City. As a cancer survivor, this meant a great deal to me. It was here that skilled medical teams finally diagnosed the rare form of cancer...

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