Are we living in such divisive times because we’ve lost the art of conversation? Can we create better communities if we re-learn this skill?
This week on RendleshamRadio.com we talk to David Aufenast about his journey from engineer to someone passionate about creating dialogue where something grows from it.
Can Depression Actually Help Us To Help Others?
After experiencing depression from a career in a large corporation David began training as a counsellor. He wanted to support others who were needing help, just as he had. Having looked at the model of dialogue that is used in Finland, David began feeling there were areas therapy in the UK lacked any knowledge in.
The majority of us have some degree of trauma but we don’t really know how to work through this. Nor do we have the skills to support others while they work through theirs. These are skills David feels have been lost but is showing people how to create better dialogue.
Is Listening All We Really Need To Do?
Can it really be something so simple? Have we got so used to telling people about ourselves we’ve lost the ability to actually have a conversation with any depth to it?
David and I explore the art of conversation, how to listen and allow something to grow from a conversation instead of shutting people down with our sympathy, judgement and offering our opinion.
Thanks so much to David Aufenast for sharing his journey and his time with us.