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with Ravenna Raven
in partnership with the Good Listening Project
As a Listener Poet, people trust you to hold space for their stories and emotions. In creating this space, both participants can experience the healing power of listening. The Good Listening Project is a nonprofit that promotes cultures of listening to support wellbeing in healthcare communities. These conversations strengthen the social fabric within healthcare systems, amplify unheard voices, and foster empathy among healthcare professionals. These healing spaces contribute to a connected culture where people care about and support each other, enhancing patient care and the overall healthcare experience.
In this interactive workshop, Listener Poet Ravenna Raven will share tips about her process from starting a conversation with someone you don’t know to creating a poem for them using their words, and will then invite you to try these techniques with someone else in the group. You will be invited to experience and practice deep listening, which can have positive ripple effects, connect with a small group to reflect on your experiences and the themes that emerge from your poems, and support resilience and wellbeing using poetry and conversation as inspiration.
Supplies Needed: Writing utensil and paper, or digital document.
Suggested Donation: $15
About Ravenna Raven
Ravenna Raven works as a Listener Poet at hospitals, healing centers, and national healthcare conferences, and leads The Good Listening Project’s Certified Listener Poet course. Ravenna’s early childhood experiences with first responders, surgeons, and hospice nurses propelled her toward writing as a practice for healing and making meaningful connections with others. She teaches creative writing, reading development, and restorative yoga to students of all ages.