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The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition Audiobook

The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships

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Publisher's Summary

One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already helped over 100,000 people break through conflicts and transform their personal and professional relationships. Experienced therapist Michael P. Nichols, PhD, provides vivid examples, easy-to-learn techniques, and practical exercises for becoming a better listener and making yourself heard and understood, even in difficult situations.

©2009 Michael P. Nichols (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This is more than a good book; it is a vital manual for any of us who would either like to feel good about our relationships or avoid dying before the end of our lives." (Carol M. Anderson, MSW, PhD, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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    Mike Stratte Spangle, WA, US 11-21-16
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    There are 4 basic means of communication:

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    Writing
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    Listening.

    I have had very little training on the last. This book was excellent and I'm excited to apply what I've learned.

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    "One of the best books I've read in a long time"

    Loved it all around. Wonderful insight, stories and instruction. I will definitely be reading (listening) to this over and over for years to come. I've already gifted this book to 3 others!

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    DRWarren Eastford, CT USA 10-28-16
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    "Listen Up"

    What a great eye opener. I had a suspicion I was a poor listener, but wow did I learn a lot from this book.

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