We all know that it’s hard to know what to say when someone you know is experiencing loneliness and depression. All too often feelings of intimidation, fear, and sometimes control arise. But what if you did know what to say the next time someone opens up about one of these hurts?
In this video we go through 3 keys to connect and care by knowing what to say.
Scroll down to access the Free Handout to follow along with the video.
These three keys are great on their own to help you know what to say when someone you know is experiencing loneliness and depression:
1. Listening well with your whole self - The important phrases here are : I hear you, that sounds painful / or hard / or lonely.
2. Knowing that signs and causes are multi-faceted - The important phrases here are: I care about you, I’m seeing this, I’m curious, how I can help.
3. Remembering your role - The important phrases here are: I’m not here to fix, I’m here to be with you, to listen, to help you, next steps, hope and healing.
Now it’s your turn to take these keys and put them into practice. Be sure to share your experiences on our Social channels at CareMinistryTraining.
1. Share these three keys with someone today.
2. Practice at least one of the keys in an everyday conversation.
3. Share your experience of putting these keys into practice in a conversation @careministrytraining on IG or FB
Are you ready to learn these keys?
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I understand that none of the information provided is intended as counseling diagnoses, counseling therapy, coaching advice, pastoral counseling, pastoral advice, or any other such mental, medical, health, disability, or crisis advice, counseling, or coaching. I am responsible for how I apply and implement any tips, suggestions, or tools including in the Free Keys.