The Art Of Listening

Listening is an art

Everyone has a story to tell. However, not everyone may be willing to listen. Sometimes, we are amaze in an unpleasant way. Over the fact that we have not been paying attention to the one speaking to us.

At some point along the story, our mind has wandered off, and we only drift back to reality when suddenly asked, “Are you still listening?”

Benefits of listening

That would be most unfortunate, since next to our visual skills, our ability to listen allows us to reap various benefits. If we listen to our mentor as he shares with us useful thoughts on life, we become good apprentices.

We listen to our professor as he lectures about the day’s lesson, we become good students. If we listen to our boss as he explains the rationale of the company’s recent policy, we become good employees.

We listen to our parents as they advise us regarding career choices, we become good sons/daughters. If we listen to a friend in dire need of unloading his troubles, we become good friends.

In short, listening is vital in developing good human relationships.

To maximize our listening capability, here are a few tips

Focus

It is but a single word, but its message conveys far more. Being focused means paying attention, and a lot of it at that. It means temporarily forgetting about other matters of consequence and lending a few minutes of your time to hear someone speak his mind out.

Means giving interest to whatever it is that the speaker might want to say. It is taking his words seriously into consideration in whatever decision we are to make.

It is placing his story in the context of his emotions, and trying to understand him within the events occurring in his life.

Watch out for non-verbal cues

The message need not always lie on the words, but also in movements that the speaker makes. If we also pay good attention to the speaker’s eyes, facial expressions, and gestures, we will be able to receive the message in totality.

Moreover, if the speaker realizes that we are sincerely listening, we are boosting his confidence.

Be sensitive

A good measure of sensitivity is also essential to maintain enthusiasm in the part of the person speaking. If the person is at the peak of his emotions, do not interrupt.

After all, if someone is extremely angry or anguished, it will be a form of catharsis to remain patient until he has calmed down. Unless the person is already causing bodily harm, it will do him well to let him be purged of his bad feelings.

Show unconditional openness

We may not always agree with what someone has to say, but being there to listen may be the least we can offer. While we may have different opinions about several issues, keeping our horizons wide is a healthy attitude.

 

With these perspectives in listening, we become open to a world of unlimited learning and diverse experiences.

 

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The Truth About Hypnosis (Part 1 of 4)

The Truth About Hypnosis

New to hypnosis?

If you are new to Hypnosis or have just never tried it you may feel skeptical. You may be reserved or even slightly frightened by the subject. So, here are some key information about hypnosis, trance and its possible benefits.

Knowing so, you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to try it or not.

A mystical subject

Hypnosis can be a mystical subject. Many hypnotists shroud it in an almost metaphysical aura. This can add power to the process in many ways. However, there are many people who are not receiving the benefits of hypnosis.

Merely because they do not understand it and are fearful of its use. In this article I have outlined some basic fundamentals of the subject. After reading this you can make a more informed choice as to whether it is right for you or not.

An old tradition

Hypnosis is older than you can imagine. It has been used for thousands of years. Hypnosis, or more accurately trance, is a completely natural state of mind which you move in and out of every day.

It is, in effect, an altered state of consciousness. You are neither asleep nor are you completely conscious or wide awake. A common illustration of this can see in the simple act of watching a movie.

If you are enjoying the movie then, albeit only temporarily, your conscious mind stops processing your immediate surroundings as you immerse yourself in the world that you see on the screen.

If you didn’t enter into a light state of trance while watching, they would not give the pleasure they do. You must “lose yourself” in the characters. Believing them to be real people in order for the film and plot to be entertaining.

We all know how bad a film is when we just can’t make a connection with the characters. We just don’t find them convincing.  The movie loses its hypnotic power and no longer becomes entertaining!

 

Learn more about hypnosis. Please read the next article:

The Truth About Hypnosis (Part 2 of 4)

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Hypnosis Power And Inevitable Success (Part 3 of 3)

Do not miss out and discover the power of hypnosis. In case you missed it, read the first two articles below:

Hypnosis Power And Inevitable Success (Part 1 of 3)

Hypnosis Power And Inevitable Success (Part 2 of 3)

 

Continuation:

 

You can use hypnosis for making changes in just about every area of your life

Utilizing it to heal your body, mind, and spirit. Hypnotists are now finding that its uses are almost endless! I remember watching a television program featuring the UK hypnotist Paul McKenna, called “I Can Change Your Life“.

He hypnotized a man diagnosed with a form of hysterical blindness. The man’s doctors believed a psychological trauma had caused the man’s blindness and that his eyesight should be working perfectly.

After a few sessions with Mr McKenna the man’s sight began to return. He was able to function more productively than before. This is the fascinating bit, before the program finish the production, the man was sent to an eyesight specialist.

They discover that their diagnosis is wrong. In fact there had been substantial damage done to his visual equipment! As far as medical science is concern, this man should not be able to see anything.

But yet, through hypnosis his sight was dramatically improved. Why? Because both the hypnotist and the subject believe that it is possible!

What do you think hypnosis can do for YOU?

Here’s a small example of what hypnosis can be used for. This list could fill a book but I have included these to give you some indication of how you could use it to benefit your life.

Aid In relaxation
Weight Loss
Smoking Cessation
Improve Sleep
Pain Management
Eliminate Fears & Phobias
Alleviate Depression
Reduce Anxiety & Stress
Awaken Your Creativity
Create More Success
Improve Your Self Confidence
Past Life Regression
Improve Your Memory
Improve Your Sports Performance
Better Study Habits
Release Issues From The Past
Healing Of Skin Conditions
Elimination Of Warts
Lucid Dreaming
Remove Addictions
Change Habits

It would appear that the only limitations of hypnosis are those you place on it! Try it you might just like it.

 

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