Introduction to Listening Spaces

Explore The Importance of Mindful Listening…

Here at the Heart Movement we believe in the power of listening. In this 2 week audio course we’ll walk you through an introduction to one of our key practices: Listening Spaces. You will find out why we think they are so important, what really happens at a listening space, and how to transfer mindful listening practically into everyday life.

This course is free for premium app members.

A short introduction to the course from Tamsin

Listening to the experience of others has formed an important part of human history and the creation of organised societies.  We believe it is still as relevant in today’s world, perhaps now more than ever.

In this course we’ll explain why really listening to others and being heard is vital for our wellbeing and how it can help us to connect better with ourselves, our communities and our loved ones.

We’ll outline what happens in the Heart Movement’s ‘Listening Spaces’, what you can expect if you come along to one, and some of the skills you might be practising whilst taking part.

Joining a Listening Space, potentially with people you don’t know, may seem daunting and you might wonder why you would do it.  We also share with you the benefits of listening in this specific form – both in the immediate moment, and in a deeper, lifelong way.

We hope this short course will give you all of the information you need to inspire you to attend on of our Listening Space events, and to explore how the skills of listening and speaking mindfully can impact in all areas of your daily life.

I’m really happy to have been able to be involved in creating this course. Listening Spaces are very powerful, and one of the things that I enjoy most now.

Tamsin Chambers, The Heart Movement ambassador and course facilitator.

The course includes 7 x short audio teachings (approx. 10 mins), a variety of additional, optional resources for you to explore plus access to monthly live facilitated drop-in sessions where you will share a practice with other participants of courses run by The Heart Movement and have the opportunity to ask questions and gain support from an experienced facilitator.  

As well as access to a dedicated group on The Heart Movement App in which you can chat with other participants, ask questions, and share inspiration and resources.

Please note that, due to the nature of the content, this course does not contain any specific guided practices as part of the teaching.  However, we would encourage you to check our Events calendar for the next Listening Space and came along to practice in a group.  Everyone is welcome – even if you haven’t finished the course yet!

There is something about the space and how it is set up, that feels like a huge relief, like a real opportunity to just be myself to just be in that space, it is really special.

Veronica Ellis, The Heart Movement ambassador and course facilitator.

Accessing This Course

This course is now free for all premium App members. Sign up to membership for only £4.99 per month. For more information about about how to download our App and become a member click here.

Or purchase the course via Thinkific for £40

Actually, the first couple of times that we had listening spaces, I wasn’t able to share anything, I wasn’t able to talk at all. And I found that that was absolutely okay, that actually, it didn’t matter that I wasn’t contributing in terms of sharing a story. Being there and listening was really important.


Susie Hooper , The Heart Movement ambassador and course facilitator.


Course Curriculum

  1. Introduction – What is a Listening Space
  2. The Story of Listening Spaces
  3. The Benefits of Listening Spaces
  4. How to Listen Mindfully
  5. How to Speak Mindfully
  6. What a Listening Space looks like
  7. Deepening the Benefits
  8. The Relevance of Listening Spaces in Everyday Life

Facilitators

In this course you’ll be supported by three facilitators: Tamsin, Lyndsay and Veronica. Bringing three different voices, experiences and expertise to the course.

Veronica Ellis

Veronica’s background is in teaching young offenders and children with Special Educational Needs.

She is the founder and director of Mindfulness Connected Learning and has created mindfulness programmes for parents and for people suffering from stress in the workplace. She teaches mindfulness to both adults and children and has also created a mindfulness course for children with ADHD.

She is committed to creating safe spaces so that mindfulness can be easily explored by individuals and groups.

Tamsin Chambers

Executive coach, recovering perfectionist & enthusiastic mindfulness advocate, Tamsin is a firm believer that the mind is a wonderful tool that just needs a ‘How To’ manual. She helps individuals and teams, often in a corporate setting, to discover ways to support, develop and motivate themselves.

Susie Hooper

Susie was introduced to mindfulness through her work with men who have committed sexual offences. She quickly realised how beneficial a regular practice was, enabling her to experience her emotions more deeply and to be kinder to herself. Through her mindfulness practice she almost never listens to the internal critic anymore! She loves teaching mindfulness in her local community in Central Scotland, and also online.