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Session 8: The Power of Listening

Session 8: The Power of Listening
Session 8: The Power of Listening

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  • So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Building a Beacon 10 Activity 2: Counting Circle 8 Activity 3: Rant — A Listening Exercise...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Opening Words for Basket (Session 1, Leader Resource 1), and basket Cloth for...
  • Materials for Activity Story " Building a Beacon " Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share it with the group. Review...
  • Preparation for Activity Clear an area for participants to gather in a circle. Description of Activity Participants are challenged to pay...
  • Materials for Activity Bell or chime or other noisemaker Timepiece (minutes) Optional: Computer with Internet access Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Baseball caps or other kinds of hats Drawing paper (11x17") and pencils Sheets of felt in various colors; pens or...
  • Materials for Activity Circle of Elements mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 1, " Listening" Circle , and tape Session 1, Leader Resource...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Post blank newsprint. Description of Activity This activity is...
  • Materials for Activity Attractive bowl Smooth stones, at least one for each participant Preparation for Activity Fill the bowl half-way...
  • Materials for Activity Video or audio recorder(s) Paper or notecard for thank-you note. Preparation for Activity Invite a person from your...
  • So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of...
  • For 24 years, Reverend Don Robinson worked as a teacher. He taught in the Washington, D.C. public schools, in a juvenile jail, and later as...
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  • Go online to find out more about Beacon House .

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