The drama. The humour. The happy ending or the cliffhanger.
In Chaplaincy, we get the privilege and honour of hearing a person’s story – whether it is the story of how they came to be in hospital or aged care, or a story from their past. The act of telling the story is important. Therefore, the act of listening to the story is just as important.
After all, a story is not much good if no one is there to listen to it.
Listening to the story of the person you are with is harder than it sounds. It takes work to not only understand the flow of the story, but to flag or bookmark parts of the story to come back to.
BRHC acknowledges the contribution of the former congregation of Pleasant Street Uniting Church in the creation of this website. BRHC operates on primarily on Waddawarrung Country. We pay our respects to their elders - past, present and emerging.