Relationship – The Art of Listening

 

“The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is happening outside” –Dag Hammerskojld

Listening seems to be one of those things that is highly underrated in western countries.  It’s talking, having something to say and saying it effectively, that is valued.  And, of course, being an effective speaker is a great thing.  However, the results of such a lop-sided view of communication is that many of us have developed into superb talkers but ...

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Feeling Low in the Highlands

One in seven Australians suffer with some form of depression in their lifetime. Based on a measure of its negative effects on communities and individuals, it is currently rated as the world’s third most debilitating and costly illness. The World Health Organization has predicted that by 2030 it will be number one. Studies have shown that depression is implicated in the development of other conditions such as chronic fatigue, weakening of the immune system, heart disease and suicide. It attacks ...

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Highlands Empathy Circle

A few weeks ago, at the end of a six-week course on depression I was giving, I asked if any of the participants would be interested in an on-going group that gave them the opportunity to explore more deeply some of the things they had discussed in the course. A few said they would be, and so I set out thinking about what form that group might take. How best might participants be served to explore their experience, make sense ...

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Men’s Group

The Men’s Group meets each Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, in Bowral. It is an informal gathering of men who value talking with other men of different ages and backgrounds, in a safe, confidential and supportive environment, about whatever issues concern them. New members are warmly welcomed.

Contact David – Ph: 02 4862 3595.

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