Deep Listening - Impact beyond words - Oscar Trimboli
About This Show
The world is a noisy place where you fight to be heard every day. Despite the fact that we have been taught at home and at school how to speak, none of us have had any training in how to listen. Multiple academic studies have shown that between 50% and 55% of your working day is spent listening, yet only 2% of people have been trained in how to listen.
We feel frustrated,isolated and confused because we aren't heard.
As a speaker, it takes absolutely no training to notice when someone isn't listening - they're distracted, they interrupt or drift away as you talk.
Yet the opposite is also true, without any training in how to listen we struggle to stay connected with the speaker and the discussion.
This results in unproductive workplaces where people fight to be heard and need to repeat themselves constantly, send emails to confirm what they said and then have follow-up meetings to ensure what was said was actually heard by those in the meeting. It's a downward spiral that drains energy from every conversation and reduces the productivity of organisations.
This podcast is about creating practical tips and techniques to improve your daily listening.
Most Recent Episode
Listen beyond your life - Adaire Petrichor takes us to the part of life where conversations take on a powerful meaning
7 days ago
As a young girl, Adaire Petrichor companioned her grandfather during his life-altering experiences with cancer, the treatments that followed and his eventual death. Adaire was profoundly affected when her youngest sister's life was tragically cut short when she was 21. In these two very different deaths, Adaire began to see the many ways grief carved its initials into one’s heart and soul. She was to learn one more lesson about advocacy and cancer and the circles of life and death when her youngest son, age 11, was diagnosed with a rare form of cutaneous lymphoma. Little did she know how these experiences would shape and influence the inner landscape of her soul, nurturing the seed that was emerging as her life's work. Adaire is the Founder of Heart of Dying Doulas LLC and the Founder and Director of The Heart of Dying Project, a budding non-profit dedicated to building community-based circles of care, through education, training and advocacy. The Heart of Dying’s mission is in Guiding the dying home, one Heart, one Family, one Community at a time. She is deeply invested in the community and has been training end of life doulas, holding monthly meet-ups, workshops and trainings in end of life care for the last several years. A large part of the Heart of Dying’s vision is in creating a social hospice serving homeless and underserved women, while training displaced women, to accompany the residents as end of life companion doulas. In this episode, Adaire describes how she listens to others at the end of their life. Adaire explains how she integrates families and medical professionals into the discussions that happen when life is about to move to a different place. Today’s Topics: Adaire is an end of life doula and chaplain who helps people navigate through the difficult task of transitioning from life to death.
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Dec 21 2017