Attending to whispers in tumultuous times

Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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"​Attending to Whispers in Tumultuous Times" is follow-up to our September Listening Wide spiritual companioning enrichment event on justice-informed deep listening in our communities.

In this ONLINE workshop, we will consider how we become present with stories of individual, communities, institutions, and societies who encounter tumult, impasse, or trauma. These 3 hours of deep listening will introduce us to trauma-informed listening.

Other follow-up events in this Deep Listening in the Neighborhood series include:

Cost is $49 for each online session.

Do you hear it? Voices from every corner of current culture seem to be intensifying, calling for reliable, life-giving companions to help navigate relentless injustices, deconstructions, and upheavals. Pick the context and the need for deep listening is there. The call for deep listeners/spiritual directors has never been greater. The work of deep listeners/spiritual directors has never been more stretching.

Our Deep Listening in the Neighborhood series introduces the timely, wider work of being a justice-informed listening presence beyond the traditional one-on-one conversations held in personalized settings into the dynamic swirl of our surrounding “neighborhoods.” How does context impact the practice of being present? How might attention to our neighborhoods sharpen and stretch our call as deep listeners? Join us for large and small group interactions, along with personal reflection, as we experience “Listening Together.”

About the leader(s)

Heidi Miller

With more than 20 years in academic and non-profit settings, Heidi A Miller, Ph.D., serves as Associate Professor of Spirituality and Christian Ministry at Mercer University in Atlanta. Her areas of teaching, research, and writing focus on transformative leadership, spirituality, transition and trauma, justice, and worship. Heidi designs and facilitates curriculum in spiritual direction and soul tending in one-on-one, small group, community, congregational, and organizational contexts.