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HnH Listening Wheel 1. Empathetic Listening Socratic Questioning 1. How to Be More Empathetic - A Year of Living Better Guides. How to skip small talk and have deep conversations. Small talk can be awkward and excruciating if it goes on too long.We listed the best strategies to take your conversations to the next level.Those strategies include revealing something slightly personal and asking for stories, not answers.Visit for more stories.

How to skip small talk and have deep conversations

Heading to a networking event or a happy hour with colleagues? It helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve to use as soon as — or even before — a conversation hits a wall. We checked out some relevant Quora threads as well as other resources to find strategies for having meaningful conversations with anyone you meet. Read on to see the best of what we uncovered. A Little More Understanding. ‘I just want people to understand’ is something I’ve told myself time and time again and occasionally verbalised, when I’ve been going through my own mental health difficulties and confusion associated with a diagnosis of Dyspraxia.

A Little More Understanding

I’ve rarely hoped for my friends to find answers or indeed to fix it, I just wanted them to be there and listen. I’m often met with frustration when people can’t ‘fix’ my problems for me, I know they can’t mend with a magic wand, but being there to listen and trying to understand means the world to me. (and is probably in some ways better than making them go away all together) I’ve seen several articles flying around on social media with similar headings to; ‘What to do if someone is having an anxiety attack’ I have mixed feelings about the sudden attention anxiety seems to be getting, as lovely this seems, the best thing you can possibly do (and I’m sure I speak for many others here too) is to listen.

Like this: Like Loading... The 5 Key Steps for Helping You Ask Good Questions [Infographic] Learning how to ask good questions is a cornerstone of learning and living.

The 5 Key Steps for Helping You Ask Good Questions [Infographic]

It's a practice we use every day. So much of our success in life depends on asking the right questions. So how do we actually do it? It's easy when you have a solid process. When we ask good questions in education, the benefits are immeasurable. In order to help you and your students with this, we created the infographic below and called it 5 Steps to Asking Good Questions. Asking good questions goes hand in hand with taking ownership of learning. Two Pieces of Advice. There’s a story I sometimes tell about a Zen master who used to have his followers begin each day with the ritual of 10,000 prostrations to the North, South, East, and West, which would pretty much take them to lunch time.

Two Pieces of Advice

Then they would repeat the ritual in the afternoon until dinner, and then one more time in the evening before retiring. One day in a talk, the master told his students that “There is nothing you can do to become enlightened. Enlightenment is but a happy accident.“ A monk who had grown tired of doing all of this practice every day said to the master, “If enlightenment is just a happy accident, then why do you have us doing all of these practices?”

To which the Zen Master replied, “To become more accident prone.” While full-blown enlightenment may or may not be on the table here, when it comes to deepening your understanding of how life works, practices and rituals seem to get in the way of simply getting quiet and looking inside for a deeper, more universal truth. 1. 2. Jackie Arnold Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace Complete Book. PMHP Basic Counselling Skills. Wise Goose – Coaching for success with a soul. How to Speak to Someone About an Unspeakable Loss. “It’s not about saying the right things.

How to Speak to Someone About an Unspeakable Loss

It’s about doing the right things.” ~Unknown Years ago, my family and I moved to a bucolic little town in New Zealand, where we were immediately swept up into a group of ex-pats and locals. We felt deeply connected to this community by the time I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in the local hospital. When our son was three months old, a doctor heard a heart murmur. In the days and weeks that followed, I wandered in my own fog of grief as I went about the necessary tasks of ordinary life: shopping for food, taking our other kids to school, doing the usual mounds of laundry. Meanwhile, my new friends kept their distance. Invitations stopped coming. Later, many of these people apologized. They said nothing, out of fear that they would say the wrong thing. What can you say? While it’s not an easy question to answer, one thing is certain: It’s worse to say nothing than to say the wrong thing. 1. The anxiety we feel is real and personal. 2. 3. 4.