You can offer listening time?
We want to thank you and would like to give you some pointers: The initiative is always non-profit, society-oriented and free for everyone. It was founded by four practicing life coaches from Hamburg and does not pursue any economic, political or religious goals. We want to send a signal of hope and support in difficult times. Certified and professional coaches who enjoy people and want to do something useful can offer listening time. The conversations/talks are always free of charge and are arranged between those who need to speak and the coach. You can ask our compliancy rules here. All coaches who join REDEZEIT and dedicate themselves in the service of people who need to talk, commit/comply to these rules.
Our Mindset as a Listener
As trained coaches, we know what we are doing. Nevertheless, here are our recommendations for a helpful and meaningful approach /mindset.
For the duration of the conversation, we give our undivided attention our undivided attention.
We respond, but do not judge. We are aware that every person lives their life individually and faces their own personal challenges.
We listen regardless of the topic raised, origin, background, identity, sexuality, religious or political views.
We try not to interrupt.
We give the other person space to open up and discover/explore.
Of course, your own personal limits also apply in this context.
Let the other person know when the time is up.
Let the other person know if you feel uncomfortable with a topic.
Refer to psychotherapeutic or medical services if you see the need.
Take care of yourself. Think carefully about how much time and space you can give.
How do you get started?
The easiest way to get the word out about your participation in REDEZEIT is through your social networks. You are much more likely to receive referrals from people who need to talk. For this purpose, we have developed a motif and a text that you can request from us via email. You can use both on Instagram, Facebook, other networks or your website to inform your followers.
Of course, you can also be creative yourself and design your own motifs and texts. Please continue to link to Talking Time for You and use the hashtag #virtualsupporttalks - this way we increase the chance that the initiative will grow and become better known. If you would like to be listed here on the website, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your professional coaching focus (maximum 3 points), a picture and the URL to your website or an email address with which we may integrate you on the page.
We also ask you to sign our compliance rules what you can request via email@example.com and send us the signed document via email. You can sign in the PDF or sign a hard copy. We wish you wonderful, profound, funny, sad and above all honest conversations.