Tag: effective communication

OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS

Excerpt From Relationships That Work: The Power Of Conscious Living – By David B. Wolf “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso Open-ended questions are another valuable listening tool. Effectively utilized, they encourage the speaker to share more. A closed-ended question is one that invites a one-word answer. Some examples of closed-ended […]

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MORE ON EMPATHY

Creating sacred space between us entails commitment to genuine dialogue. Dialogue means that I listen with a view to understand, rather than to counter or defeat. In a consciousness of dialogue, my intention in expression and hearing is not to manipulate, invalidate or prove that I am right. With true dialogue we create a sanctified environment, unadulterated by barriers to healthy communication. It is an enlightening experience.

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INTEGRITY AND BOUNDARIES

To assert ourselves means to know ourselves. If I want to assert myself I need to know what I believe, what I feel, what I think and what is truly important for me. Thus, assertiveness is indispensable for a life of spiritual integrity. In examining my core principles, beliefs and aspirations, it is important to distinguish between what I think “should” be my principles, feelings and values, and what my actions actually reveal them to be. Such awareness is an important part of the process of spiritual development and genuine assertive expression.

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ROADBLOCKS TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Sattvic communication involves understanding things rightly as preliminary to response. In sattvic listening we genuinely focus on the other person. In this mode of illuminated, compassionate non-attachment, we are alert and attentive to the other person, without motive to coerce or manipulate. A roadblock does not necessarily mean that the responder lacks love or caring. Mastering sattvic communication skills offers us a powerful way to communicate our caring, concern and affection.

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True Power in Police Work: A Story of Transformation

This LMP program really helped me connect to my power and let empowerment come my way. I’ve received feedback from people who knew me from before, that they can see that I’ve changed. I’m more present, confident, my relationships improved, some of them to a deeper level of intimacy and friendship, I became more assertive, more clear in my communication, peaceful, and happier.

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Feedback And Attitude Of Gratitude- How to Receive Feedback Gracefully

Personal and interpersonal development is founded on effective communication, and much of communication assumes the form of what we sometimes call “feedback”. In listening with empathy we implicitly send feedback that says “You matter. I am interested in you.” Our non-verbal communication is feedback for people around us. When we share an immediacy statement, such […]

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