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SDI Learns From ... Kay Lindahl and Carol Mitchell

Kay Lindahl and Carol Mitchell discuss the value of listening and compassionate self-care for health care providers.

Kay Lindahl is a certified listening professional, the founder of The Listening Center in Long Beach, California, USA, and the author of The Sacred Art of Listening. She gives presentations throughout the world for religious, spiritual, educational, health services, community, and business groups. 

Carol Mitchell has a doctorate in clinical psychology and worked for more than twenty years as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and teacher. She trained in spiritual direction at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, USA, , and worked at the Franciscan Center in Tampa, Florida, USA, giving presentations and facilitating groups—including a caregiver support group. She is currently a spiritual director and retreat leader based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Questions this video addresses:

  1. Why are presence and listening important?
  2. What are some ways we can become fully present for another?
  3. What are some of the ways we do self-care?

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