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By Jennifer Austin Leigh, Mark Brady

A bit booklet of Listening Skills:52 crucial practices for profoundly loving your self and folks is a publication that teaches readers the way to hear with ears and hearts and to rework their lives and the lives of others.

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Skilled listeners avoid unnecessary distractions. Skilled listeners also maximise the listening environment when they are clear about the purpose of the conversation and the time limits available. Maximising the listening environment is so important that a skilled listener will put off conversation that cannot be held in a place where listening can flourish. Practise: Identify half a dozen things that you can think of that go into making up an ideal listening environment for you. They might include things like time of day (some people listen better in the morning, some in the afternoon or evening), physical space, indoors or out, time constraints and distractions you can avoid (for example, turn off your cell phone), etc.

I see a messy room” is a different statement than the intended neutral assessment. “I see clothes on the floor. There are books on the bed. ” 60 41. Use intention clarification Oftentimes in the heat of a passionate discussion, we find ourselves at a loss for words. We don’t know what to say next. We need some space and a few moments to regroup and gather our thoughts. At these times, it’s good to have a few “space-making” tools that we can use when necessary. One such tool is to ask directly what a person’s intention is with their communication.

The train lurched ahead, the passengers frozen with fear. I stood up. I was young then, some twenty years ago, and in pretty good shape. I’d been putting in a solid eight hours of aikido training nearly everyday for the past three years. I liked to throw and grapple. I thought I was tough. The trouble was, my martial skill was untested in actual combat. As students of aikido, we are not allowed to fight. “Aikido,” my teacher had said again and again, “is the art of reconciliation. Whoever has the mind to fight has broken his connection with the universe.

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