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3 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Learn the three tactics 7 Cups has used to train thousands of active listeners

What is "active listening?"


In order to provide great emotional support on 7 Cups of Tea, we train individuals to be better Active Listeners. Active Listening is different from the normal listening we do in our everyday conversations. Instead of just "waiting to talk" or thinking about what we're going to say once our conversation partner stops speaking, active listening requires that the listener completely focus on absorbing, comprehending, and reflecting what the speaker is saying.

Active listening is a Feel Empathy - It's easy to say "be empathetic" but it's harder to do. When you're active listening, be mindful to think about how you would feel if you were in the other person's shoes. Ask yourself, what would I be feeling, doing, sensing, if I were them? By making an effort to empathize, your responses to the other person will naturally give off the compassion they need to feel better.

and learn more about active listening.


Posted: 01 July 2013
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Lisa Meighan, MBPsS

Lisa is a licensed mental health counselor with an eclectic style of therapy to fit every client

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