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The Art of Listening: Healing Ourselves,
Our Clients, Our Communities
Presenter: Elizabeth Andress, M.A.
Nursing Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours*
Cost: $35 (USD)
Format: 5 lessons, 1 – 4 short videos per lesson, self-reflection writing activities, each lesson ends with a quiz of 2-3 questions that must be passed before moving forward in course (quizzes can be taken as many times as needed)
Summary: Through a series of videos and activities, learners will be guided to improving their deep listening skills as faith community nurses. Learners will use contemplative prayer and meditation to deepen their listening to God and self, and reflect on the interconnections between listening to God, self, clients and in the broader community for healing to happen.
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Lesson 1: Qualities of Deep Listening
There are two modules in this lesson. In the first, Elizabeth introduces the essential qualities of deep listening. In the second module, participants get the opportunity to practice deep listening by listening to a faith community nurse speak about an impactful moment in her faith community nursing practice.
Lesson 2: Listening to God
In this lesson, Elizabeth speaks about contemplative prayer. Learners will take time during the lesson to do a reflective writing activity.
Lesson 3: Listening to Self
Lesson 3 consists of four modules. Elizabeth outlines how listening to our own inner voice through mindfulness benefits ourselves and our clients. Learners will watch a short video overview on mindfulness and participate in a guided meditation.
Lesson 4: Listening to Clients
Learners will explore how to connect with others through presence in this lesson. Learners will also complete a reading and associated activity. Elizabeth shares 9 guidelines for listening to others.
Lesson 5: Listening in Community
In Lesson 5, Elizabeth shares her experiences in faith-based community organizing. She introduces learners to the basic concepts of one-to-one conversations and how one-to-ones build the relationships that are necessary to create social change. Learners will have the opportunity to do a writing and reflection activity.
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