“To be listened to is a striking experience, partly because it is so rare” (Co-Active Coaching).
I’m sure we’ve all experienced it; going to talk to a friend, family member, therapist etc and feeling this immediate connection, feeling weight lifting off your shoulders… like your feelings are known, understood and valid. This person who makes you feel this way is not a magical genie or a mind reader, but an ACTIVE LISTENER.
In our society, we take the power of listening for granted. Most people don’t listen actively or at a deep level — we mostly just listen to the…
LGBTQ+ Occupational Therapist, yoga instructor, and community connector with a passion to create safe spaces for people to be their most authentic selves.