There is no doubt that lockdown is an exceptionally challenging time. In the absence of physical presence, an empathetic listening ear can help.
Just being listened to can help to ‘normalise’ feelings of concern, giving a sense of shared humanity and shared experience.
A good listening ear can help us to make sense of how we are feeling, to feel reassured that we are not in this alone and to feel empowered.
The process of being heard is highly validating and trust-building.
Think of a time when you truly felt listened to and heard.
How did that feel?
Here we share some of the benefits of being listened to. Listening well and with compassion is an essential life skill. We believe that doing it well can enhance or change someone’s life.