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The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction Paperback – 1 Feb 2003


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Quest Books,U.S.; New edition edition (1 Feb. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0835608263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0835608268
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 676,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Shafir, chief of speech pathology at Massachusetts's Lahey Clinic with over 25 years of clinical experience helping patients learn to speak, has written a real "heads-up" book for this age of soundbytes, multitasking, and hidden agendas. Communication is an interactive process dependent on both speaking and listening. Too often, the listening part is given short shrift, and we are left wondering why we feel "empty." Defining listening as "the willingness to see a situation through the eyes of the speaker," Shafir goes beyond the mechanics of good listening behavior to an approach requiring relaxation, focus, and a desire to learn from the speakers' perspective. In a friendly and informal tone, she discusses specific exercises, activities, and strategies to improve awareness, provides illustrations, and gives examples from her clinical experiences. While the book has relevance to anyone who spends time talking with others, counselors and those in the helping professions will find its solid and practical advice especially useful." --DDenise S. Sticha, Seton Hill Coll., Greensburg, PA, Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc<br \><br \>..".Don't just "read" this remarkable book, use it as a guide and practice its teachings in your everyday life." --Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz, Zen Master

"Shafir takes us to the heart of relationships and shows us the power of authentic listening-not only to others, but to our own inner self." --Robert Gerzon, psychotherapist and author of "Finding Serenity"

""The Zen of Listening" awakens us to the potential for intimacy, compassion, and growth inherent in all of our most important relationships." --Douglas Stone, co-author of the best-selling "Difficult"

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In this age of distraction, barriers to listening are everywhere: multi-tasking, obsession with time/speed, self-consciousness, and the constant noise of radio, phone, TV and traffic, all of which interferes with our ability to get 'the whole message'. Rebecca Shafir assures us we can make powerful connections and transform our lives simply by remembering how to listen. Her book is based on the Zen concept of mindfulness, which teaches how to filter out distractions and be totally in the present.

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