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Courses in Listening

Bespoke Listening Courses online and in person ~

 

These courses are designed for the voluntary, educational and care sectors.

I draw from three decades of experience of setting up listening projects within the voluntary sector, mentoring students in education and working in the care sector both administratively

and delivering 1:1 care. I set up, managed and developed a diverse range of projects at

local, regional, national and global level, all of which have had congruent, empathic listening

at their heart.

I am available to co-create and deliver a bespoke listening training with you and your team.

The course length and depth can vary to suit your needs and budget.

A training as such, may include some of the following:

  • Why do we listen?

  • The beneficial impacts of being listened to.

  • Looking after ourselves as listeners.

  • Active and receptive listening skills

  • Trauma sensitive listening.

  • The importance of congruence, empathy and loving kindness.

  • Becoming more present with ourselves and each other.

  • Listening as a life practice

 

Please email me at jennyrosesmith123@gmail.com to make a time to talk through your needs,

and to explore whether I am the right facilitator for you.

Qualifications

  • Counselling Skills Certificate

  • Humanistic Client Centred Listening Skills practitioner

  • Hakomi Therapy ~ Currently training in

  • Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness

  • Training the Trainer city and guilds

  • Trained Facilitating in The Work The Reconnects

Work Experience

Bristol Royal Society for the Blind in 1990 matching volunteers as befrienders with people who were blind or partially sighted. Trained the volunteers in listening skills.

Bristol Drugs Project volunteering programme in 1992 training volunteers to listen to clients in various settings including ~ phone line, drop in, 1-1 counselling, needle exchange, outreach, women's group. The training programmed included 8 weeks of listening skills practice.

Bristol Mind regional helpline ~ in 1995 recruiting, training and supervising a large team of volunteers to staff a night-time helpline for adults experiencing mental health distress.

Self-Injury-Support national service for girls and young women 12-25. Training a large team of volunteers in listening skills over 10 weeks to respond sensitively and effectively via text and email.

One to one mentor ~ in Bristol Sixth Form college and Aberystwyth University listening to and supporting students with mental health difficulties.

Project Manager ~ TreeSisters reforestation charity. Managing a global network of women's groups to support each other to take sustainable local and global reforestation action.

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Please email me at jennyrosesmith123@gmail.com to make a time to talk through your needs,

and to explore whether I am the right facilitator for you.

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