Many individuals bereaved by suicide experience a profound and life-changing disruption in almost all aspects of life. Why is suicide different? Often times, it is sudden, unexpected, violent and traumatic. It involves many layers of stigmatized emotions. Offering a compassionate and open way of listening to loss survivors is immensely helpful.
What is compassionate listening?
Setting aside your own psychological or emotional needs
Shifting the point of focus away from self and onto the other
Understanding and empathy with the goal to reduce pain and suffering
Setting the conscious intention to listen without judgement or personal bias
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