Course: The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships (2nd Edition)
by Michael P. Nichols, PhD
This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has helped over 100,000 readers break through conflicts and transform their personal and professional relationships. Becoming a better listener is not a one way street, you will learn how to make yourself heard when you have something important to say. Experienced therapist Mike Nichols provides easy-to-learn techniques and practical exercises that build your skills for:
Hearing what people mean, not just what they say
Resolving marital problems that are really 'listening problems'
Making sure both sides get heard in heated conflicts
Encouraging uncommunicative people to open up
Responding productively to complaining, nagging, or criticism
Numerous vivid examples are drawn from everyday life and Dr. Nichols work with therapy clients. They illustrate the five steps of responsive listening and how to put them into action in nearly any situation, even when someone is pushing your emotional buttons. A sympathetic ear can lead to better communication, fewer arguments, and stronger, more rewarding relationships.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Michael Nichols, PhDMichael P. Nichols, PhD, professor of psychology at the College of William and Mary, is the author of Stop Arguing with Your Kids, among numerous other books. He received is PhD from Rochester University, Rochester, New York. He did postdoctoral training in Family Therapy (U.S. Army, 1968-1970). He also did training with noted Marriage and Family Therapists, Murray Bowen and Salvador Minuchin. He is a well known therapist and a popular speaker.