Practice & Presence: Ignatian Practice of Deep Listening

In the fast-paced and full world of healthcare, it is often hard to find a time to pause quietly and listen. The Ignatian Practice of Deep Listening offers the opportunity to do just that. “St. Ignatius wanted Jesuits to be men of gratitude who understood that all the good they have comes from their abundantly generous Creator and Lord. The examen puts this belief into practice on a daily basis.”

At Practice & Presence, Martha Carlough, MD, MPH, a Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill and an Ignatian trained Spiritual director, will spend time helping us learn about and implement the practice of Deep Listening into our daily life. Deep Listening as a daily practice offers us the time and space to take a break, to listen and discover those unseen aspects of ourselves that impact how we relate with others and make decisions. Most importantly, it is a practice of listening for God’s presence in our lives, so that we may respond to that presence throughout our day.

Martha Carlough will be one of the featured guests at the 2017 Practice & Presence gathering.

Read more about the Ignatian Practice of Deep Listening here.

Are you a Christian in healthcare who longs to experience your healing work as a calling? Do you believe that the church should matter for modern healthcare?  Do you long to connect your work with your Christian commitments?

Held at Duke Divinity School, Practice & Presence aims to help health care practitioners and spouses imagine and engage their vocations with clarity, faith, and joy. Click here to learn more.