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Want to be heard? This circle will lend an ear

Stuck in a cloud of thoughts? Just need someone who will listen to you? Well, Harish Bhuvan is your man. 

Published: 07th June 2017 05:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2017 05:11 AM   |  A+A-

Harish Bhuvan in a clown get up surrounded by school students in the city

Express News Service

BENGALURU: Stuck in a cloud of thoughts? Just need someone who will listen to you? Well, Harish Bhuvan is your man.  The medical clown and counsellor lends an ear to anyone who wants to be heard.

For Harish, the process is all about showing gratitute. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it,” he says. He will be facilitating a “Gratitute Learning Circle” at Lahe Lahe in the city. 

The session ensures a free space for anyone to speak their heart out to crowd that is only there to listen. Harish has three rules that govern the workshop: 1) You cannot talk about your career or anything dealing with your daily life. 2) Listeners are not allowed to ask questions or interrupt while one person is talking. 3) There is no room to declare an advice or suggestion.

Harish is a graduate from Christ College and holds a BA in Psychology, Sociology and Economics and works at the Faith Foundation. His idea of hosting a circle took form of a workshop on May 22.  The 27-year-old says, “This workshop is a gift to Bengalureans. I intend to show my gratitude towards them by hold these listening circles. It is free”. The last session lasted for two-and-a-half hours.

He was surprised by the response he got for the first circle. “Around 20 people turned up at the workshop from different spheres of life. Doctors, photographers, editors, copywriters and IT professionals participated in the session,” he says.

“The workshop turned was difficult for the listeners as they had to follow the rules and not interrupt the speaker.I could see a lot of people walking out with a smile over their face,” he says. The next workshop of Gratitude Listening Circle will be held on June 19 at Lahe Lahe.



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