Listen! There’s a World Waiting to Be Heard. The Empowerment of Listening
By Carol McCall, Ph.D., M.C.C.
In times of transition, communication can be muddled. Sometimes we don’t even communicate well within ourselves, let alone with others! The power of listening is useful anytime, but especially in times when life is changing.
I found this book extremely valuable – but also somewhat uncomfortable as I began to see that I wasn’t as good a listener as I thought I was! I discovered I had some patterns that actually shut people down rather than encourage them to speak. I deeply appreciated Carol McCall’s profound paradigm and specific techniques that allow for authentic communication, true partnership and a lasting and truthful communication exchange.
I’ve also used some of the listening techniques when I’m trying to understand what is happening within me – when different aspects of myself seem to be at odds. It was a stretch, but a fun experiment to imagine listening deeply to “voices” within myself that are not my favourites!