Consciousness, Courage and Communications (Part 2)

Part 2: Listening

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Author: Gary Copeland

Consciousness, Courage and Communications (Part 2)

It seems like listening would be a pretty straightforward thing, and most people think they are good listeners, but it isn't always the case. Like beauty, listening is in the eye of the beholder, or should I say "ear of the behearer". The way we listen sends a message to others about how we feel about them. I think most people are well meaning but perhaps a little clumsy, lacking skillfulness in listening, and like with any skill, we can get better at it with practice. To explore how this works we can use a model of Levels of Listening, similar to the Levels of Openness developed by Will Schutz to become more aware of how we listen (or do not listen) on parallel levels.

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