Are You Really Listening?: Keys to Successful Communication [NOOK Book]

Overview

Listening is an essential skill worth every effort to learn and to master. Listening takes us out of our tendency toward self-absorption and self-protection. It opens us to the world around us and to the persons who matter most to us. When we listen, we learn, we grow, and we are nourished.
Why do we often feel cut off when speaking to the people closest to us? What is it that keeps so many of us from really listening? Practicing psychotherapists, Donoghue and Siegel answer ...
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Overview

Listening is an essential skill worth every effort to learn and to master. Listening takes us out of our tendency toward self-absorption and self-protection. It opens us to the world around us and to the persons who matter most to us. When we listen, we learn, we grow, and we are nourished.
Why do we often feel cut off when speaking to the people closest to us? What is it that keeps so many of us from really listening? Practicing psychotherapists, Donoghue and Siegel answer these questions and more in this thoughtful, witty, and helpful look at the reasons why people don't listen. Filled with vivid examples that clearly demonstrate easy-to-learn listening techniques, Are You Really Listening? is a guide to the secrets and joys of listening and being listened to.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933495354
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 777,501
  • File size: 483 KB

Meet the Author

Mary E. Siegel, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Stamford Connecticut. She is coauthor, with Paul J. Donoghue, of several best-selling books and more than fifty magazine and journal articles on issues related to chronic illness, communication skills, and family dynamics.
Donoghue and Siegel are also consultants to corporations and organizations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Their work has been featured on the Today Show, CNBC, Good Day New York, and in the New York Times.

Paul J. Donoghue, S.M., PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Stamford. Connecticut, and a consultant to corporations and organizations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. With Mary E. Siegel, PhD, he is the coauthor of three books, including the Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness, now in its sixteenth printing and its second edition.
Donoghue and Siegel are the authors of more than fifty magazine and journal articles on issues related to chronic illness, communication skills, and family dynamics. They have appeared on more than one hundred radio shows across the country and in Great Britain and on many television shows including The Today Show, Good Day New York, and a special on CNBC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    The absolute highest recommendation

    'Are You Really Listening? Keys to Successful Communication' is a self-help guide to relationships, and the value of listening - a skill desperately needed in a world prone to misunderstandings and worse. 'Are You Really Listening?' isolates the factors that tend to keep people from listening, and how to identify one's own tendencies to tune out what others are saying - from the 'Me Too' syndrome that tends to tune out the speaker and refocus the conversation on the self, to learning how to be heard, to how counterproductive defensiveness can be (defending oneself signals that the time of listening to the speaker's concerns have ended). 'Are You Really Listening?' has the absolute highest recommendation for anyone striving to improve their communication skills and professional or personal relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    A Great Service!

    Enjoyably readable, both practical and profound, this book hits all the right notes. As a clinical psychologist I found it so helpful, both in anchoring my approach to clients, and in my being able to recommend this book to clients to help them to improve, and often to rescue, their most important relationships. In a compact presentation, with a wide array of engaging stories, the authors engender the necessary self-awareness of nonlistening behaviors, practiced with automatic ease, even by those who see themselves as good listeners. This discussion lays the groundwork for the presentation of clear steps to skillful listening. In perhaps the greatest service, the authors suffuse the book with the essential spirit and meaning of listening--a vital human act of connecting with another person--for the sake of effectiveness and for the sake of love.

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