Hello! I am here for you. I received training in listening from a number of sources. I have been trained in mental health first aid by the Canadian Mental Health Association, and have some professional experience in non-violent communication, non-judgmental listening, and conflict resolution. I am a Buddhist in the Zen tradition of Master Thich Nhat Hahn, and have studied deep listening techniques taught by the Order of Interbeing. I have worked as a student in youth rights, LGBTQ rights, poverty rights, and mental health rights law. I have written academic papers on work and education related stress. In my personal life, I have dealt with a Panic Disorder and Health Anxiety since I was a young child, and have successfully integrated mindfulness based stress reduction and Behavioral Therapy to lead an active, healthy life.
Patrick, this is what I've been looking for in 7 cups. You're a rare bright spot here. It was like talking to someone who knew me for years. Would allow you close to the imaginary fire where I've usually sat alone for many years in a heartbeat. Can't wait to speak with you again. You really put me at ease.
Patrick made me feel like we've been close friends before. He is very understanding and sweet. I would deffitnatly come back to have another chat!
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