Listening to cure

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Empathic Listening is a learned art that does not come naturally. When you listen empathically, it helps cure those in need.

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Listening to cure

  1. 1. Listening to Cure by Benita Arceneaux Taken From the Article Empathic Approach: Listening First Aid Research by Gregorio Billikopf Encina University of California
  2. 2. Listening to Cure <ul><li>Talking is Therapeutic – Empathic Approach to Listening </li></ul><ul><li>How Empathic Listeners Helps Those in Need </li></ul>
  3. 3. Listening to Cure <ul><li>Talking is Therapeutic – Empathic Approach to Listening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empathic listening: Putting oneself in position to understand another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending to another so the individual feels heard in a non-judgmental way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accompany a person in their moment of sadness, anguish, self-discovery, or challenge </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Listening to Cure <ul><li>Talking is Therapeutic – Empathic Approach to Listening </li></ul>Panama Canal vs. The Human Mind
  5. 5. Listening to Cure They Both have the build up of water or pressure, at different levels, that remain behind closed locks. If one were to open these locked gates, a great flow would occur that would most likely be unidirectional. Panama Canal vs. The Human Mind
  6. 6. Listening to Cure Your Role as an Empathic Listener is to Allow the individual to open the locked gates! So Many Emotions! Anger or Interpersonal Conflict Stress or Deep Emotional Wounds … Frustration.. Other Negative Feelings… Panama Canal vs. The Human Mind Open The Locked Gates!
  7. 7. Listening to Cure <ul><li>Talking is Therapeutic – Empathic Approach to Listening </li></ul><ul><li>How Empathic Listeners Help Those in Need </li></ul>
  8. 8. Listening to Cure <ul><li>An Empathic Listener Helps By: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attentive Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asking Effective Diagnositic Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering a Prescription or Solution </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Listening to Cure <ul><li>An Empathic Listener Has to be Careful not to: </li></ul>Lose patience and quickly offer a solution State The Obvious Steal The Show by Telling Our Own Stories Interrupt the Troubled Person
  10. 10. Listening to Cure <ul><li>In the words of Alfred Benjamin-Butts: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Genuine listening is hard work; there is little about it that is mechanical… We hear with our ears, but we listen with our eyes and mind and heart and skin and guts as well.” </li></ul>Let us endeavor to listen empathically with our hearts, to help cure those in need.

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