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Active Listening

Active Listening Skills

Here we focus on the active listening. We make research about active listening which is considered as an effective method for mental counseling, business negotiation, and communication for various conversations.

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The communication skills are more and more required in the advanced and complicated modern society.
There are many people who have troubles about communication. They are afraid of communication, not good at conversation, have problems with communication with opposite sex.
The more advanced and complicated the society become, and the method of communication diversified, the more important communication by conversation will be.
There is a method focused and considered as effective to make a good communication, which is called "active listening".

Active listening is the counseling technique often used at mental counseling. Active listening is said very effective to withdraw troubles and concerns deep inside the human heart and find out the cause factor.
Besides mental counseling, active listening is said effective as conversation tactics for business negotiation etc. Active listening is effective to find out the opponents' interests, desires, and to predict what we should do so that they can move as we wanted.
In order to proceed business advantageously, it is very important to read the psychology and needs of the opponents. The noble businessman is good at listening. They use active listening techniques to some extent.
In addition, active listening is attracting attention as communication method at variety of conversation at home or with opposite sex.
And not only to relieve stress by speaking the trouble, the speaker feel well and familiar with anyone who will listen intently.
Making honest emotional expression create an opportunity to approach the cause factor of trouble, and increase the self-healing power.
Hope this page help you to improve communication skills usilizing active listening.

Active Listening Skills

About Active Listening Definition
Active listening denotes listening method actively, being interested in, and accepting opponents' speech so as to listen until deep contents of speakers mind. Active listening is one of the counseling techniques.
Why Active Listening?
Why active listening now? How come does active listening technique spread as effective mental counseling technique, or as means of voluntary activity?
Nature of Human Mind
There is another reason that active listening is being focused at mental counseling. People do not say truth in deep mind easily on conversation, since they guard themselves against others. And, speaker is influenced by what listeners say immediately.
Distance, Posture, and Body Action
Active listening is to listen actively to the story the speaker says. To listen actively, it is important to provide good environment that speaker feels free to speak. Distance between speaker and listener, posture and body action of listener are important to provide good environment.
Observe the Movement of the Opponents Eyes
Active listening will continue to listen and listen to the other party without interrupting the other's story or guiding it with your own opinion. If you continue to listen to the other person's story, occasionally contradictory points or confusions may be found.
Changes due to the Way to Reply
You listen to the story of the other party actively when active listening. Express your interests with your body, encourage the other person to talk with great nodding. As a speaker, ease of talk changes greatly depending on how the listener responds.
Thought Methods
The active listeners will basically listen to the story of the other person without saying opinions, evaluation, advice etc. If you continue to listen to the other party's story, you will not be able to keep silent as a listener. Your opinion wants to go out from your mouth.
Application to Conversation
Active listening is effective not only as a psychological counseling technique but also as an effective communication method in conversation etc. By applying active listening to conversation, it is possible to communicate well.
Active Listening Effect Stress Divergence Effect
Many people are engaged in social life without having a place to disclose their own troubles over time. They do something else to live while dissipating stress and trying to forget their troubles.
Favorable Effect
When receiving active listening, you can speak with your own thoughts without receiving opinions, evaluation, advice etc. You feel familiar with and have a favorable impression to the people who listened to your stories and accept your own words as they are.
Effects that can Obediently Express Feelings
In society, there is no chance to express emotions easily. Every day, most people live while killing emotions. People are forced to be alienated by society, and we can not go on to express emotions unnecessarily in the organization.
Effect of Finding a Clue for Self-solution
You can speak what you are suffering everyday by receiving active listening. In fact the troubles are often not organized in mind. Since you rather want to forget it, the memories are becoming ambiguous or misunderstanding.

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