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Active Listening Techniques: 30 Practical Tools to Hone Your Communication Skills Paperback – July 21 2020
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To listen actively is to listen with complete attention and an engaged mind and body. And, while it may come naturally to some, it’s also a skill that can be honed through practice. Active Listening Techniques will help you do just that, so you can ensure the people around you feel respected, understood, and heard.
Through 30 practical communication tools, you’ll acquire the skills you need to better get your message across, allowing you to cultivate healthier personal relationships, achieve greater career success, and more.
This guide to listening skills for adults helps you:
- Learn the basics―Discover the importance of paraphrasing, nonverbal cues, emotional labeling, mirroring, validation, and other fundamental techniques.
- Put your skills to use―Each communication tool includes an illustrative anecdote, as well as digestible strategies to help you apply the concept to your everyday life.
- Manage conflict―Learn how invaluable being an active listener is when it comes to navigating difficult or emotionally charged situations.
Learn how to develop stronger connections through these simple and effective listening exercises.
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Start communicating better today, with advice that lets you:
Find insights on how active listening can guide you through tense or difficult situations, whether it’s a job interview, a disagreement with a friend, or a serious family discussion.
You’ll learn about the power of small tools like nonverbal cues, paraphrasing, validation, and emotional labeling.
Each tool you’ll learn about is paired with an anecdote or example to help illustrate it, and simple techniques for using it every day.
“I was excited to read this very important guide to honing the skill of Active Listening Techniques by Nixaly Leonardo. This topic is something that most people take for granted, but active listening is a therapist's most important tool. Ms. Leonardo has done a great job in consolidating her active listening experience as a therapist with additional information from other important sources into one easy-to-read, practical guide. Therapists and laypeople alike can benefit from the information contained in this wonderful book, especially those who are interested in sharpening their listening and communication skills, and taking their relationships to the next level.” —Anna Reyna, LCSW
About the Author
Nixaly Leonardo, LCSW, has more than 10 years of experience in the mental health field. In her New York-based private practice, she provides short- and long-term psychotherapy, life coaching, parent coaching, and couples counseling.
- Publisher : Rockridge Press (July 21 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 184 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1647390648
- ISBN-13 : 978-1647390648
- Item weight : 363 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.28 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #188,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #5,689 in Personal Transformation in Self-Help
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