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You’re Not Listening, But It’s Never Too Late to Learn
In her new book, You’re Not Listening – What You’re Missing and Why It Matters, Kate Murphy, Times columnist, says we don’t know how to listen and it’s harming us. “When was the last time you listened to someone? Really listened, without thinking about what you wanted to say next, glancing down at your phone, or jumping in to offer your opinion? And when was the last time someone really listened to you, was so attentive to what you were saying and whose response was so perceptive that you felt truly understood”? To write this book, the author spent hundreds of hours interviewing people whose job is listening intensively; including spies, priests, psychotherapists, bartenders, hostage negotiators, hairdressers, air traffic controllers, radio producers, and focus group moderators and delving into the academic research related to listening. But the author also presents many ways that we can improve our listening and offers assurance that it’s never too late to learn. Mike Murray has spent many years as a psychotherapist, a “professional listener”. Please read the Introduction and Chapter 1 in order to prepare for our first meeting.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Social Science
Date(s) : 09/23/2020 - 11/11/2020
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Instructor : Murray Michael
Fee : $45.00
Event Status : COMPLETED