Deep Listening for All Forms of Ministry

Session: Spring
Type: Synchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2020 - 2021
Approval Required: No

In this semester-long, online synchronous course, students will explore, develop and/or deepen their ability to utilize Deep Listening (also called Active Listening) to strengthen their capacity to provide parishioners, clients, patients, etc., with authentic spiritual care. The class will be experiential and multi-religious, drawing on the wisdom of experts in the field—both psychological and spiritual. Deep Listening is one of the most important tools in the “toolbox” of anyone in a helping profession, and the cultivation of this practice will be useful in the spiritual, professional and personal life of the practitioner.

Relates to Thresholds 1) Life in Religious Community & Interfaith Engagement 2) Pastoral Care & Presence 5) Spiritual Practice & Care of the Soul MFC.

Maximum Enrollment: 20 Auditors excluded.