The art of listening is difficult to master. Not only do we live in a multitasking, information over-loaded, distraction-driven culture, but our brains are wired to evaluate input, predict outcomes and make judgments instantaneously. In order to listen, we need to understand some basic concepts about our nervous system and be aware of our natural inclination to prove ourselves right. Then we can train ourselves to listen, pause and respond, instead of react.
This 90-minute Zoom workshop will enhance your listening skills through discussion, mindful listening exercises and small group exercises where participants will engage with each other in non-threatening ways to explore their listening habits and begin to focus on our own reactions as we listen to what others say. We can get away from habitual response only by recognizing and understanding what those responses are. This takes practice! Join us to become a better listener!