Listening With Your Whole Being
Listening with our whole being is a therapist Super Power! Listening like this consciously with awareness is the gift and art of living with the client moment by unfolding moment in the here and now.
Bringing yourself fully into the act of listening includes but is different from ‘active empathic listening’ (AEL) https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201203/11-ways-active-listening-can-help-your-relationships. Therapists in the USA and other parts of the world increasingly use improvisation (improv) to go beyond AEL.
What does this actually mean?
You know you are offering wholehearted and embodied listening when we are aware of being present and authentic with someone as they really are; it is the willingness to join clients creatively in their reality with curiosity and the self-discipline to maintain our own reality and boundaries.
Right Here Right Now introduces therapists to improvisation (improve) in a 1-day workshop on 25 June 2016 designed to help you get in touch with your own unique way of listening with your whole being.
Because this is a practical, fun and fast way to consciously bring your accurate emotional processing online while staying present to clients. Antonio Damasio says that the more we work on our own accurate emotional processing the more we accelerate decision-making—in the form of intuitions, hunches, and gut feelings. http://www.fastcompany.com/3022954/leadership-now/the-neuroscience-of-trusting-your-gut
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