Lost Art of Listening
How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships
P. Nichols, Ph.D.
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 readers break through conflicts and transform
their personal and professional relationships. Experienced therapist
Mike Nichols 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.
978-1593859862 * Guilford Press, 2009 * 308 pages * $24.50