We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know— Carl Rogers
when we are not heard.
The moment we feel the lack of listening from another or its presence half hearted, we feel it instantly and its absence we ache. The circle of communication gets broken and the costs can be high.
We dial back, we lose connection, we give less of the best of ourselves, we doubt, we retreat. No one wins in the end and much is at stake – a way forward, a lost chance to understand or heal a rupture, and even a moment to change the trajectory of someone’s life.
We are hard wired for connection – as much as we need to be listened to and ache in its absence, so the next person does.
When we choose to listen, we tell someone they matter, when we are listened to, we feel we matter.. It’s not only the best gift we can receive and the best you can give.
when we listen.
Listening deeply makes people feel they matter. Listening to someone builds rapport and trust and in a climate of trust we dare to show our true selves and give the best of ourselves.
Join the listening Labs.
We are in the final stages of developing ‘The Listening Labs’ and look forward to sharing it with you here soon
‘The Listening Labs’ will give you time to tap back into this superpower, unlearn unproductive listening patterns to ultimately add value, appreciation, understanding, connection, inspiration, depth and charisma into your life and those around you.
We warmly welcome you to get in touch below if you have any questions.
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