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The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships / Edition 2
     

The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships / Edition 2

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by Michael P. Nichols
 

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ISBN-10: 1593859864

ISBN-13: 9781593859862

Pub. Date: 03/09/2009

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This

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One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already helped over 125,000 readers break through conflicts and transform their personal and professional relationships. Experienced therapist Mike Nichols provides vivid examples, easy-to-learn techniques, and practical exercises for becoming a better listener—and making yourself heard and understood, even in difficult situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593859862
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/09/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
141,079
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. The Yearning to Be Understood

1. ”Did You Hear What I Said?”: Why Listening Is So Important

2. “Thanks for Listening“: How Listening Shapes Us and Connects Us to Each Other

3. “Why Don't People Listen?“: How Communication Breaks Down

II. The Real Reasons People Don't Listen

4. “When Is It My Turn?”?The Heart of Listening: The Struggle to Suspend Our Own Needs

5. “You Hear Only What You Want to Hear“: How Hidden Assumptions Prejudice Listening

6. “Why Do You Always Overreact?!“: How Emotionality Makes Us Defensive

III. Getting Through to Each Other

7. “Take Your Time? I'm Listening“: How to Let Go of Your Own Needs and Listen

8. “I Never Knew You Felt That Way“: Empathy Begins with Openness

9. “I Can See This Is Really Upsetting You“: How to Defuse Emotional Reactivity

IV. Listening in Context

10. “We Never Talk Anymore“: Listening Between Intimate Partners

11. “Nobody around Here Ever Listens to Me!“: How to Listen and Be Heard within the Family

12. From “Do I Have To?“ to “That's Not Fair!“: Listening to Children and Teenagers

13. “I Knew You'd Understand“: Being Able to Hear Friends and Colleagues

Epilogue

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The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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A wonderful guide to better listening, step by step.  Very informative and easy to understand.
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