Meaningful Relationships
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Mindful Communication

3 Modules 29 Lessons Easy

Welcome to Mindful Listening

Listening is a magnetic, enriching, and rewarding experience

To become better listeners, and use empathy to transform our relationships, we must identify and harness the emotional triggers that generate anxiety and cause misunderstanding and conflict. The Lost Art of Listening -  Michael P Nichols

Did you know that good Mindful listening:

  • Can improve business productivity by as much as 60%
  • Enable you to know what is on your child's mind
  • Gain clarity-reducing misunderstandings.

If you’ve ever felt that people don’t seem to listen to you, you’re not alone because studies confirm that most of us are poor and inefficient listeners. 

You change all of that, become a Mindful Listener and gain greater self-awareness, boost your self-confidence, reduce conflict, build trust, motivate employees and enrich your relationships.

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6 Lessons

If you don't know what is wrong how can you fix it?

Human's are complex and interpersonal communication can easily go wrong causing misunderstandings and unnecessary conflict. We explore where and why communication goes wrong. Module 2 gives your the skills to transform your relationships.

What you will learn

When you visit your Dr she askes you to describe the problem before she prescribes a treatment. That is the purpose of Module 1 diagnoses the issues giving us an understanding of why Interpersonal Communication breaks down.

4 stages of learning

When learning a new skill we all go through 4 stages of learning.

  1. Unconscious and Incompetent
  2. Conscious and Incompetent
  3. Conscious and Competent
  4. UnConscious and Competent
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Lag Time

Our brain is the biggest block to effective listening. This video explains why.

Congruence in Communication

When the words you hear match the person's body language and tone of voice, you have congruence in the communication. 

The Interpersonal Gap

This lesson show why interpersonal communication breaks down. When you know and understand the process of interpersonal communication you can use the skills in module 2 to reduce  misunderstanding and conflict.

The Pinch Crunch Model

Have you noticed that all of your relationships have followed a definte patern? This video explains the predictable path of every relationship.

18 Lessons

Module 2 – The Art of Transformative Communication – The Skills

Module 1 posed a lot of questions. Module 2 shows gives you the skills to avoid relationship breakdown and how to build rapport, trust and deep relationships.

Paraphrase

“There is no communication that is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.”

― Luigina Sgarro

Perception Check

Ever been faced with a person having an emotional response to something you said? Did you know how to deal with it effectively? This video shows how to help a person in such a situation with the skill of Perception Check..

Behaviour Description

Some conflict is caused by people assuming to know what another person is thinking or feeling. This skill teaches you how to describe a person's behaviour in a way that removes the assumption and prevents conflict.that "you are angry,' or Why are you sad?" 

Curiosity Questions

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire

Asking questions allows the conversation to flow and provides you with a lot of additional free information. Curiosity questions enable you to explore what isn't said. 

Story Listening Part – The magic of metaphors

This skill of Story Listening shows you how to listen between the lines. We use our 'Lag Time' to listen to repeated words, phrases and metaphors because they help you to help the person identify the issues they are currently dealing with. 

Story Listening is listening to the language inside the language.

Story Listening Part 2 – Types of Story

In this video we explore 5 types of stories that you will hear. 

Story Listening Part 2a - Summary - Types of Story

This is a short summary of the types of story people tell.

Story Listening Part 3 – Levels of Story

Just as you will hear different types of story you will also hear different levels of story. This video explores these levels and why we people use them.

Story Listening – Your Counter Story Part 1

The problem isn't the story teller, it's the listener's counter story!

Story Listening Part 5 – The Story Check

The story check transfers uncouscious issues into conscious awareness enabling the speaker to deal with the issue.

Direct Expression of Feelings and Emotions Hot-ButtonsPart 1

We all have 'hot-buttons'. learn how to recognise and gain more control over them.

Direct Expression of Feelings Part 4

Our emotional system can only take so much stress. And when it's approaching the limit of tolerable stress, our behaviours become more extreme.

Deal with Criticism and Negative Inquiry

Most criticism is used by the critic to manipulate you to behave in a way that makes them feel better. This video shows you how to disarm the critic and encourage them to be specific by using the skill of Negative Inquiry. 

Story Polarity Listening

What is left unsaid can be more important than what is said. This skill shows you how to' hear' what isn't spoken.

Life Commandment Listening – Revealing Hidden Belief Systems

Deep seated beliefs are most often formed in our early childhood to keep us safe and happy. Unfortunately, as an adult, many of these beliefs have outlive thier usefulness. In fact, many of them hold us back from achieving what we want in life.

5 Lessons

Your Community - Make a Difference

This module has some additional information and, if you aren't already, interact with other participants in the private group. You are also encouraged to form your own groups in your timezone and hopefully meet in person. 

Transitions - Part 1

Change is external, it is what happens.The transition is internal, it is psychological.

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