The Women with Wings Foundation

Enlightened Listening

The Enlightened Listening Compassionate Care program is our "train the trainer" program for health care professionals that encourages and empowers medical students, residents, nurses and doctors to use their natural instincts and listening abilities while tapping into the principles of The Create To Heal Program. The curriculum is based upon years of working with cancer and chronic pain patients, their families, chaplains, nurses and hospital administrators.  

During these years, Founder Patricia Varga witnessed the power of creativity, how it uncovers and enhances the finest human attributes and qualities: grace, courage, strength, compassion.  When people "communicate from the heart," they have the opportunity to change people's lives. The goal of Enlightened Listening is to teach health care providers how to prevent burnout and extend compassionate, holistic care to themselves first, then to their patients and family members.

We often hear that sharing is the best part of the Create to Heal class or workshop. Sharing and listening are both acts of compassion and compassion leads to healing. Healing on any level begins with hope. Enlightened listening also involves respect for patients' and their families' religious and spiritual beliefs. These beliefs can have a great impact on one's ability to heal and can influence a patient's ultimate outcome.

If you or your organization is interested in The Enlightened Listening program, please contact The Women with Wings Foundation at (626) 403-7575 or via email click here