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The lost art of listening : how learning to listen can improve relationships

Author: Michael P Nichols
Publisher: New York ; London : Guilford Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already helped over 100,000 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"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Nichols
ISBN: 9781606230640 1606230646 9781593859862 1593859864
OCLC Number: 243548903
Description: vi, 313 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. 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 --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. 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 --
pt. 4. 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 --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Michael P. Nichols.

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