Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship, whether
it’s between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers, and
mindfulness—the practice of nonjudgmental awareness—can help us
communicate more effectively and meaningfully with others in our
personal and professional lives. Here, Susan Chapman, a psychotherapist
and long-time Buddhist practitioner, explains how the practice of
mindfulness awareness can change the way we speak and listen, enhance
our relationships, and help us achieve our goals.
highlights five key elements of mindful communication—silence,
mirroring, encouraging, discerning, and responding—that make it possible
for us to listen more deeply to others and to develop greater clarity
and confidence about how to respond. Other topics include
207 pages. Paperback.
- identifying your communication patterns and habits;
- uncovering the hidden fears that often sabotage communication;
- staying open in the midst of difficult conversations so that we can respond wisely and skillfully;
- and learning how mindful communication can help us to become more truthful, compassionate, and flexible in our relationships.