How do you feel when an understanding friend quietly listens to you with love and sincere interest? This may be the polarity of how it felt when you were really upset about something, began to share, and the “listener” shut you off or interrupted to give you suggestions. A person who listens with loving interest and respect helps us process our emotions. When another accepts our emotions (without judgment) it has the effect of giving us permission to accept our own emotions and feeling empowered to process and resolve the issue.
Active listening is a gift of time and love. Active listening is actually reflecting back the content or emotions of what is being said., and truly listening with interested silence when not doing that. This applies to children and teens too! Read more here https://wordpress.com/post/balanceandpowerblog.com/3541
The ability to communicate ‘no’ really reflects that you are in the driver’s seat of your own life, and can give gives you a sense of empowerment. How to do it most effectively?
Your employees, managers and admin staff need to communicate effectively to avoid conflict and for optimal productivity. Perhaps your organization can benefit with having a Sensitivity Training, Communicating Effectively in the Workplace, or Anger Management and Bullying Prevention in the Workplace. Each training is customized and may be presented on your site or conference rooms in my Uniondale office. Call for a consult! http://www.balanceandpower.com 516 623 4353