Listening & Sharing from the Heart:

A community exchange

Facilitated b
y Abhiyana Michelle Singer     

Tuesday 24th March 2020
7.30pm - 9.30 pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL


It’s a rare experience these days to feel truly heard by another person. More often, the ‘listener’ is quick to offer (or mentally rehearse) his/her own opinions, stories, judgments or advice. This prevents us from being really present with and for each other. It leaves us feeling disconnected and it can intensify any conflict in our lives.  

We will be practising the simple art of listening deeply and respectfully to another person – and also sharing the truth of our own experience. It’s not a skill to learn, or an effort to do. It’s about relaxing into presence, creating a powerful space of connection, support and healing.


This practice will mostly be in pairs – taking it in turns to listen silently and to share your experience. It will help you to:

1.       Communicate and connect better with others, e.g. partner, family, friends, colleagues   

2.       Develop more empathy, compassion and intuition

3.       Reconnect with yourself – with self-awareness and self-compassion

4.       Clear the clutter of your thoughts, bringing more space and peace of mind

5.       Process challenging experiences and feelings; get in touch with deeper needs

6.       Receive the gift of a profoundly relaxing and nourishing experience 

The Chinese philosopher, Chuang Tzu, said that true empathy requires listening with your whole being: “There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind.”

You are welcome to come on your own or to bring a partner/friend you want to practise with. The group space will be held with care and confidentiality.

About Abhiyana


Abhiyana is an accredited Life & Executive Coach. She is also certified in Zen Coaching (mindfulness-based) and a practitioner of Internal Family Systems psychotherapy. Before moving to Brighton, Abhiyana worked for almost 20 years as business strategy consultant in London and New York City. She has also spent some years living in Thailand, India and Australia, exploring the path to self-realisation through personal development, spiritual inquiry and mindfulness.


Date and time: 24th March 2020 @ 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Location: Cornerstone,Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL
Cost: £8 per person (£7 with StressBusters Card & Carers Card concessions)

You can book online or pay on the door (limited spaces available). We look forward to seeing you there!

or CONTACT ABHIYANA for more information
Email: or Tel: 07852 934 345.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations over 21 days before the start date:100% refund
Cancellations between 14 and 21 days before the start date:80% refund
Cancellations between 7 and 14 days before the start date: 50% refund
Cancellations less than 7 days before the start date: no refund