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Drawing on 35 years of experience as a psychoanalyst and family therapist, Nichols (psychology, College of William and Mary) explains secrets of successful communication that will help readers reduce arguments, get uncommunicative people to open up, and get through to people who never seem to listen. He explains why listening is so important in our lives, and explores the hidden assumptions, unconscious needs, and emotional reactions that are the real reasons people don't listen. He gives techniques for controlling emotional reactivity to become a better listener and make oneself heard, and explores the dynamics of listening between intimate partners, families, friends, and people at work. Chapter exercises give readers a chance to practice techniques. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

One 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.

About the Author

Michael P. Nichols, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the College of William and Mary, is the author of Stop Arguing with Your Kids, among numerous other books. He is a well-known therapist and a popular speaker.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. The Yearning to Be Understood

1. ”Did You Hear What I Said?”: Why Listening Is So Important

2. “Thanks for Listening“: How Listening Shapes Us and Connects Us to Each Other

3. “Why Don't People Listen?“: How Communication Breaks Down

II. The Real Reasons People Don't Listen

4. “When Is It My Turn?”?The Heart of Listening: The Struggle to Suspend Our Own Needs

5. “You Hear Only What You Want to Hear“: How Hidden Assumptions Prejudice Listening

6. “Why Do You Always Overreact?!“: How Emotionality Makes Us Defensive

III. Getting Through to Each Other

7. “Take Your Time?I'm Listening“: How to Let Go of Your Own Needs and Listen

8. “I Never Knew You Felt That Way“: Empathy Begins with Openness

9. “I Can See This Is Really Upsetting You“: How to Defuse Emotional Reactivity

IV. Listening in Context

10. “We Never Talk Anymore“: Listening Between Intimate Partners

11. “Nobody around Here Ever Listens to Me!“: How to Listen and Be Heard within the Family

12. From “Do I Have To?“ to “That's Not Fair!“: Listening to Children and Teenagers

13. “I Knew You'd Understand“: Being Able to Hear Friends and Colleagues

Epilogue

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593859862
Author:
Nichols, Michael P.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Counseling
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Interpersonal communication
Subject:
Conflict Resolution
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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One 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.
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