Thinking, Listening And Connecting To Others
This course is for people who may feel they could have listened better or would like to connect more fully with others in a helpful and compassionate way. Everything we do depends for its quality on the thinking we do first. The quality of attention one person gives to another when listening can be catalytic, because it determines the quality of other people's thinking. The aim is to connect with each other in ways that makes people feel listened to and positively empowers their thinking to flow.
Who is this course for
For anyone who wants to think clearly, build stronger relationships, and have more productive meetings with friends, colleagues, lovers. The idea is that we listen to people so people are heard, and we give attention so respectfully that people begin to think for themselves, clearly and afresh. Listening - the quality of people's attention for each other is the core of this method. Organisations, families and relationships can benefit by becoming thinking environments, where good ideas abound, action follows and people flourish and radiate in each other's presence.
What does this course cover
Becoming aware of our listening and thinking behaviour patterns;
Defining the ten components of a Listening Organisation; Using incisive questions to remove blocks to clear thinking. Listening respectfully so that others can think more clearly in your presence.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Identify blocks to giving respectful attention to others
Be aware of your own and others listening patterns
List at least three of the ten components of a Listening Organisation
Devise incisive question to remove limiting assumptions
What will it be like
Experiential: Participants work with their own work or life situations. Whole class teaching, small group activities, practical exercises and discussion topics. You will be encouraged to apply the skills learned on this course to your work and life.
What else do you need to buy or do
Notebook and pen would be useful.
What this course could lead to
Foundation in NLP. NLP Practitioner Course.
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’