Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Listen To Understand- Not To React

When somebody talks to you, do you listen attentively?

 Do you find yourself only thinking about how you want to reply?

Do you listen to understand or do you listen to react?

Try being a more attentive listener. Listen to understand. Listen to acknowledge the other person‘s feelings. Listen to paraphrase back what you heard. Listen to validate the other person. Respond with love and respect. Listen because you care.

Try holding your reaction back and placing it on the shelf temporarily.

Wait until an appropriate time if you need to respond relating your feelings.

Then when you respond, use I statements and talk with respect.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, 
please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............

You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.

By Diane Gammon MS
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
Living With Hope Counseling.com 

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen. Diane  Gammon  Arnold MS is clinically supervised by Sherry Knox as she pursues LPC-MHSP licensure

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