The Lost Art of Listening

How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships

by: Michael P. Nichols

The Lost Art of Listening

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Author: Michael P. Nichols

Publisher: Guilford Publications

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 30 April 2009 (REV)

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ISBN: 1606230646 ISBN 13: 9781606230640 This product is the new edition of: The Lost Art of Listening (1995)

The Lost Art of Listening by Michael P. Nichols

Helps readers resolve conflicts and transform their relationships with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, and friends. This book explains why we often feel cut off from those we care about and provides easy-to-learn techniques for hearing and being heard. It is filled with examples that readers can relate to. Top page

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This perennial bestseller has already helped many thousands of readers resolve conflicts and transform their relationships with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, and friends. Experienced therapist Michael P. Nichols explains why we often feel cut off from those we care about and provides easy-to-learn techniques for really hearing and being heard. Thoughtful, witty, and empathic, the book is filled with vivid examples that readers of all ages and walks of life can relate to. The revised second edition features practical exercises for building key skills, plus a new chapter on listening to kids and teens. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Guilford Publications

Edition details 2nd Revised edition

City: New York

Edition: REV

Pages: 314

More info: height 234 mm width 156 mm weight 521 gr thickness 33 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 153.68 Library of Congress Subject: Interpersonal relations

Departments: Popular psychology;

Record updated at: 24 January, 2014 time: 14:24

Summary The Lost Art of Listening Introduction. Part I: Yearning to be Understood. Why Listening is so Important. "Did You Hear What I Said?" How Listening Shapes Us and Connects Us to Each Other. "Thanks for Listening." How Communication Breaks Down. "Why Won't You Listen to Me?" Part II: The Real Reasons People Don't Listen. The Heart of Listening: The Struggle to Suspend Our Own Needs. "When Is It My Turn?" How Hidden Assumptions Prejudice Listening. "You Hear Only What You Want to Hear!" How Emotionality Makes Us Defensive. "Why Do You Always Overreact!" Part III: Getting Through to Each Other. How to Let Go of Your Own Needs and Listen. "Take Your Time - I'm Listening". Empathy Begins with Openness. "I Never Knew You Felt That Way". How to Defuse Emotional Reactivity. "I Can See This is Really Upsetting You." Part IV: Listening in Context. Listening Between Intimate Partners. "We Never Seem to Talk Anymore." How to Listen and Be Heard within the Family. "Nobody Around Here Ever Listens to Me!" Being Able to Hear Friends and Colleagues. "I Knew You'd Understand." Epilogue. Top page

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