Just listening is simple – two people sitting or standing together, a listener and a person with a story to share. This approach can be facilitated anywhere, any time and in any community.

 

Just listening aims to demonstrate the value of connection through listening and being heard.

 

Listening can be a just exercise, offering justice both to the person narrating their personal reality and to the person listening. In the process of deep listening we hear both ourselves and the other person and can honour the truth of each person.

Just Listening is a free community listening project that seeks to offer justice in listening and connection through this meaningful action.

Humane Clinic is hosting Just Listening. We are not offering instructions on how to facilitate Just Listening. Instead, we are inviting you to hear your own ideas as to how you might offer Listening in your own community,  in reflection of our ideas and experiences of facilitating Just Listening in our communities.

The short video introductions are for encouragement and to build confidence to step forward into the wonderful space of listening and being heard as an opportunity to connect as mutual humans on shared paths.

(Just Listening is not a crisis mental health service. Humane Clinic accepts no responsibility for the experiences of individuals when seeking to listening to others and we strongly advise that individuals and communities consider what they need to safely facilitate community listening, including responding to a person in a mental health crisis. Local community resources will be the best response and therefore specific advice on re sources in different communities is not provided - please consider local responses prior to facilitating a Just Listening informed space) 

JUST LISTENING FOR COVID-19

Connecting emotionally with others at this time is a way to feel deeply listened to. We can then begin to understand our common emotional distress and find hope and meaning in mutuality

Listen to the ReAwaken podcast -

COVID-19 and Just Listening 

Basic empathy skills 

Posters for Just Listening: COVID-19

Planning and setting up Just Listening 

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General posters about Just Listening for COVID-19

PLEASE SHARE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

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Emotional distress around COVID-19 is not a 'mental illness': It is an understandable and common human experience

At this time of emotional difficulties for many of us, Listening without trying to fix and Listening without judgement can support people to finding hope and meaning in emotional connection.


Connecting emotionally with others at this time is a way to feel deeply listened to, understanding our emotional distress and helping us to find hope and meaning and feel safer and more regulated in our selves.


Just listening is of value to both the person in distress and the Listener, and can be done in person from safe social distance, or on various media settings i.e. Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype etc. 

Just Listening and Humane Clinic encourages following health advice in maintaining social distancing and hygiene guidance at all times

Just Listening when Isolating

in a group / family

Just Listening when

isolating alone