Listening Skills

Listening Skills are at the heart of all human activity. We all listen well sometimes and not so well at other times. Listening is always something we can improve, and it is a set of skills that can be honed with precise practice.

There are range of reasons that can interfere with out ability to listen well, and so continuing to learn about what affects listening and gaining clear understanding about how the listening part of communication works can help us be more precise about which areas of listening we need to improve. Some of this is situational. We might be great at listening in some circumstances and not so good at other circumstances. For example we might be great at listening to our children when on holiday, but not great at listening to our children when its late at night, we are tired, they are tired and you have had a stressful day.

In this lesson we will invite you to practice your listening skills, testing them, learning about what affects listening and developing your own insights into what will help you keep improving this vitally important set of skills.