During these difficult times, you can help other people, and help yourself, by reaching out. Connect via FaceTime, Skype, other forms of video-conferencing, or by phone, rather than just text or email. And you can make the connection richer if you share with your friends the practice of Active Listening. In fact, this helps you not only reach out but also reach in more effectively. See what you can do below the video.
How you can do it
Just reach out. To friends, neighbors or members of any community that you are connected with. For instance, school parents, church members, etc.
You connect by phone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom.
Active Listening is easy to explain. Do it in your own words, or refer people to the short video describing Active Listening.
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Therapists: See conversations with Stephen Porges on the Relational Implicit podcast.
Published April 2020