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:
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.
Change all of that, become a Mindful Listener!
Most people are poor listeners. They don't want to be but they don't know how to become better at listening to their children, spouse, work colleagues, managers and staff. The first step to better listening is understanding when, why and how communication breaks down. Then you can learn can apply the skills you need to become a better listener and communicator.
Mindful listening is when you ‘listen’ and ‘respond’ to what others are feeling, needing, and requesting
We speak at around 120 words a minute. But, our brain can process between 400 - 800 words a minute.
That is why you have plenty of time to think about what you're going to say!
Your nonconscious brain is constantly scanning for threats and, in any new situation, it is on high alert. Your unconscious scans the other person checking to see if the words, body language, and tone of voice match.
This video shows how and why misunderstandings occur.
The clues people give you when the relationship is breaking down.
This video gives you a preview of one of the advanced skills included in the course.
Metaphors are your unconscious speaking.
Musicians learn new skills so well because they understand the value of practice. They keep practising until their fingers bleed!
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