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The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition; How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships



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    The Lost Art of Listening How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships


Consumer text presents examples, techniques, and practical exercises for becoming a better listener and making yourself heard and understood. Topics include why listening is important, how to let go of your own needs and listen, how to defuse emotional reactivity, and how to listen and be heard within the family. Previous edition: c1995. Softcover, hardcover available.

Author Biography

Michael P. Nichols, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the College of William and Mary, is the author of Stop Arguing with Your Kids, among numerous other books. He is a well-known therapist and a popular speaker.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Yearning to Be Understood
"Did You Hear What I Said?": Why Listening Is So Importantp. 9
"Thanks for Listening": How Listening Shapes Us and Connects Us to Each Otherp. 25
"Why Don't People Listen?": How Communication Breaks Downp. 42
The Real Reasons People Don't Listen
"When Is It My Turn?"-The Heart of Listening: The Struggle to Suspend Our Own Needsp. 73
"You Hear Only What You Want to Hear": How Hidden Assumptions Prejudice Listeningp. 96
"Why Do You Always Overreact?!": How Emotionality Makes Us Defensivep. 111
Getting Through to Each Other
"Take Your Time-I'm Listening": How to Let Go of Your Own Needs and Listenp. 139
"I Never Knew You Felt That Way": Empathy Begins with Opennessp. 157
"I Can See This Is Really Upsetting You": How to Defuse Emotional Reactivityp. 176
Listening in Context
"We Never Talk Anymore": Listening Between Intimate Partnersp. 205
"Nobody around Here Ever Listens to Me!": How to Listen and Be Heard within the Familyp. 235
From "Do I Have To?" to "That's Not Fair!": Listening to Children and Teenagersp. 252
"I Knew You'd Understand": Being Able to Hear Friends and Colleaguesp. 280
Epiloguep. 304
Indexp. 309
About the Authorp. 314
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