We can all hear words spoken, but how many of us can hear the heart? Listening is an essential guide to understanding the heart behind what another says and empowering the speaker to find healing. Such deep listening involves an encounter between God, self and the other, one that leads to self-discovery for both listener and speaker as they journey together. Written in five parts, Listening celebrates the transformative power of hearing the heart and considers how we can grow in this. Drawing on many years' experience as a psychotherapist, Robin Daniels explores what it means to hear someone share their 'Secret', offers insightful ways to respond, and unfolds the multi-layered meanings of silence. Understanding these fundamental aspects of hearing the heart makes Listening a crucial book for all involved in counselling, pastoral care and supporting others.
Robin Daniels worked in private practice for 30 years as a Jungian analyst. He was supervisor for St Marylebone Healing Centre and facilitated a reflecting team of hospital chaplains. He ran marriage enrichment and bereavement groups for churches. This book weaves insights from depth psychology and literature with those of his Christian faith. He is the author of The Virgin Eye: Towards a Contemplative View of Life (2016)