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Listening School

  • House of Togetherness 14-16 Betterton St London WC2H 9BU United Kingdom (map)

Join Roma Norriss of Hand In Hand Parenting for a day long course in sharper listening skills.

Have you had enough of having your buttons pressed – by your kids, your partner, your colleagues, the state of the world?

It might be that you don’t need to take that sabbatical, sign up for years of therapy, book an expensive meditation retreat, leave your job, get a divorce or quit the country.


If you are Soul Tired, its probably Listening that you really need.


It might be that you don’t need to take that sabbatical, sign up for years of therapy, book an expensive meditation retreat, leave your job, get a divorce or quit the country.

If you are Soul Tired, its probably Listening that you really need.

Enter Listening School.

In this one day workshop you’ll learn to-:

Listen to each other deeply

Safely and gently release emotional stress

A very powerful way to connect with others

Open up your capacity for intimacy and community....

......beyond anything you may have experienced before.

How often does anyone REALLY listen to what you have to say?

How easy do you find it to listen to loved ones in times of difficulty?

Modern Society had a bit of an Accident.

Us humans are supposed to support each other to deal with our emotional stress.

Sadly these days, simple things like Having a Good Old Cry have become almost off-limits in our culture.

Which leaves us with a problem when it comes to recovering from stress: your body knows what to do. Culture says don't do it.

What if there WAS a way to release your emotional stress without having to hide away, cover it up or just survive your days with a side order of freaky?

What if you knew how to support others to do the same?

Deal with your emotional stress once and for all.

In this workshop you'll learn everything you need to get Started as a Listener:

Set up and get started with your own listening partners

Make your listening safe and comfortable

Be a great listener without saying a word

How to listen well over the phone/online as well as in person

How to be in good shape to listen

Become a Confident Listener:

Ask powerful questions to help your listenee make excellent use of their time

Different ways to use listening from everyday issues to big old hurts.

How to use laughter and playfulness as a way to release tension

What to do when you/your listenee feels shut down/can’t feel anything

Work with Strong Feelings:

Uncover the underlying reasons you or someone else is upset

Understand what’s happening when you or someone else is “triggered” and how to work with this with listening

How the past affects your present and what to do about it

Safely and gently release strong feelings like anger and grief

How to work with difficult to shift feelings like powerlessness, hopelessness and shame

Ways to Resolve familiar/old/repetitive feelings once and for all

How to make the most of being listened to:

Ask for what you want when someone is listening to you

Make the most of a listening session, even when you only have a short time

Notice when you need listening yourself

Reach out for and offer support to others in times of crisis

Keep your listening partnership going successfully

What to do when you hear something upsetting when you’re listening

What they say:

(don't just take it from us)

“Being heard has been incredible”

“Clear content to digest, I loved the structure. You brought it together in such a warm, heartfelt way”

“Really deep humaning skills”

“How precious that complete strangers can be really open and vulnerable and accepting”




House of Togetherness

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House of Togetherness is the pop-up Home of Human Connections in Covent Garden, here for just 3 months. We create live experiences that explore our relationship with ourselves and others in a playful, meaningful and often profound way.

We welcome everyone beyond their identity, labels and beliefs. There are no shoulds or musts at HoT only permission to be yourself.

What You Should Bring

We have locker rooms so bring a (returnable) pound if you wish to use them.

We're a sustainable venue and no longer use disposable cups for our events. Please bring a refillable water bottle or coffee cup for drinks. Alternatively we have reusable cups you can purchase from our tuck shop for £2.50 (and get 50p off any drink).What You Should Bring