Monday, February 3, 2014

Noticing & Letting Go of Hindrances to Relationship Building

     Social work "students identified the 3 most prominent 'bad habits' that hindered active listening as 'mind wandering', 'multi-tasking' while listening & 'thinking ahead'. The mindfulness and reflection exercises appeared to bring the usually-unnoticed 'bad habits' into awareness so that a conscious effort could be channeled into preventing them from interfering with relationship building. This expanded awareness facilitated the strengthening of ability to observe oneself in interactions."

       Goh ECL. Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education. 2012;31(5):587-604.

Rudy Pohl

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