Listening to our inner selves is one of the keys to a happy and healthy life. So many people go through their lives with voices in their head saying ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘there is something wrong with me’ or ‘I am unlovable’, for example. But how can we transform this unhelpful and life-defeating thinking and as a result, lead a happier and potentially healthier life?
Listening in the healthcare encounter is a complex matter–even if it appears easy at first glance. In fact, listening is an underused potential. Listening is about understanding what the patient is saying to draw out the fundamental ideas, while gathering information to find answers and weigh options.
In her last book, iGen, Jean M. Twenge shows that the relative risk of unhappiness among 8th graders depends directly on time spent on screen vs non-screen activities. According to her study, those kids who play sports, attend religious services, read print media, and enjoy in-person social interactions have less probability of being depressed. Those […]
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carole Grau, a great friend and inspirational leader of the Global Listening Centre, and a stalwart member from its beginning. Prof. Carole joined GLC July 28, 2015. She was attached to many important organizations, won many awards, and inspired many more in the field […]
Listening lights the bridge we must cross to know each otherIlluminates our minds to other perspectives I hear you—do you really?Are you thinking of your reply, or trying to understand? What makes something simple so hard? Listening makes us vulnerable-What if the message is a hard truth?Do we brave that possibility or defend our position?The […]