The theories of counselling, listening skills sessions, offered the opportunity to learn and exercise the practical application of listening skills. Such skills involved actively listening to the speaker and asking forth bringing questions. The knowledge attained throughout the theories of counselling module, was applied in these practical sessions. Even though the students in these listening skills sessions were supposed to work in mock therapeutic session, it was made clear that these exercises did not provide the necessary training for the students to become professional counsellors. Nevertheless this does not mean that these practices were not helpful. We were provided the possibility to gain a better and newer understanding of the …show more content…
The listener has to show that they are following the speaker by sending out non-verbal signals (Canadian Association of Student Activity Advisers, n.d.). Throughout each listening session I gave short comforting smiles, and nodded occasionally to reassure the listener that they had my attention. The various facial expressions that were usually in line with what the speaker was saying were clear indicators of attention in both listening sessions. In the second listening video my facial expression was not always corresponding to what the speaker was saying. This was also pointed out by the Observer, who stated that I did not respond in an enthusiastic manner to the speaker’s enthusiastic speech (Ross &Short, 2011). I provided good Soler contact in both sessions, my proximity to the speaker was upright and I was sitting at a comfortable angle and distance to the speaker, at all moments. My posture was open, relaxed and inviting. As meaning cannot always be conveyed effectively, the listener must participate actively in the cycle of communication (Canadian Association of Student Activity Advisers, n.d.). In either session, I tried to offer short, reassuring verbal comments to encourage the speakers in their speech process. During the first listening session, I did not need to provide many encouraging, verbal comments as the speaker had a very good speech flow. Before I made a comment, I waited for the speaker to finish talking in order
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One skill that is required by all Practitioner, in the past was not taught as an important part of counselling with the therapeutic. The Practitioner is the one that is seen with knowledge, experience with the client attending the counselling suggestion due to choose, a requested from a family member or as a condition of a court or other agencies. Outcomes for clients can be determine from the therapeutic relationship they have with their chosen or assigned counsellor. By maintaining a relationship
As Soldiers, Leaders, and Non-Commissioned Officers communication has always been a significant factor in our profession. Effective listening is a key step in communicating, as leaders; we must understand the different types of listening in order to improve our communication. Communication begins within our squad, our unit, and ourselves. Effective listening is increased and implemented when communicating with others.
Tony Robins hit the nail on the head when he said, “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” There are several different factors that influence the communication between medical professionals like doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists and the patients they treat. A few of these include the ability to explain or comprehend information, time spent face to face with patients, and the inability to practice active listening. The first interaction with a patient will set the tone for their care and the more comfortable a patient feels, the more they will divulge during their initial interview.
In this reflective essay I will provide an analysis of the counselling session I conducted and recorded. This will include a summary of the session. I will also describe the micro and advanced counselling skills utalised, as well as a critical evaluation of their effectiveness. A discussion of my application of these skills, as well as areas of possible improvement will supported by reference to relevant literature.
Many people will, at some point in their lives, find themselves in the role of a counsellor without having a true understanding of the concept of counselling or what the role of the professional counsellor entails. There is a big difference between a professional counsellor and a person who uses some counselling skills as part of their role, for example their role as a friend or colleague. A professional counsellor is a highly trained individual who is able to use a different range of counselling approaches with their clients (Anon, 2001).
Listening is a skill that requires active, rather than passive, participation to advance shared understanding and minimise misinterpretation. Lang, Floyd and Beine (2000) describe active listening as a skill that ‘focuses on attending to patients’ clues, ie, utterances and/or behaviors that are not explicit but may have special meaning and suggest unshared ideas, concerns, and expectations’. This essay will discuss how active listening strategies such as analysing and displaying non-verbal body language, clarifying meaning and accuracy, expressing understanding for the speaker’s feelings through empathy and silence contribute to effective communication by encouraging the speaker to convey his or her thoughts, building trust and
I have always been told that am not very good at listening, therefore, I choose the skill of listening as a means of evaluating myself and observing how this skill is used by me and towards others whom I have contact with. During this process I decided to take the Self-Assessment 8.3: Active Listening Skills Inventory offered on the website http://highered.mheducation.com.
For a start, I just want to give you some constructive criticism/positive feedback on your SOCW 6392 aging population class. As a student, I have observed your meticulous teaching strategies and active listening skills. I truly appreciate your classroom rules and how you quickly check someone (put them in their place) if they try to step out of line. With a structured class, students are able to stay focused on the course materials and are less likely to get distracted/off topic than when in unstructured/unorganized settings.
Given that listening accounts for 45 per cent of time spent on communication (Eunson 2012:310), argue the importance of listening skills in the workplace. Your analysis should identify three specific listening behaviors and provide examples to demonstrate how these skills promote communication and understanding. Support your analysis with relevant communication theory and evidence from appropriate academic sources.
The articles main focus is to research the processes involved in leaning to listen therapeutically. Listening is a key tool when learning how to become a counsellor; Lee & Prior (2013) aimed to study the accounts of students in their development of therapeutic listening. Seventeen students in total agreed to participate in the interviews but only fourteen were able to participate, their ages ranged between 25 and 60 years of age. From the 14candidates only ten interviews were transcribed, and only six were analysed further. Six first year counselling students who had just finished a post graduate certificate in counselling skills were interviewed and analysed. Due to the nature of study, the researchers elected to use qualitative techniques
The best thing you can do to get people to the point where they are willing to show some vulnerability and trust you with some of the real reasons why they are upset is to engage in Active Listening. Active listening means giving others active physical and verbal signs that you are with them and understand what they are saying.
The ability to listen well is an important tool for understanding others. Sadly, very few people know how to listen well. In fact, most people can think of only one or two good listeners in their lives. Listening is not simply agreeing - it is much more. Good listeners are able to better understand and respond to others, complete assignments accurately, settle disagreements before they escalate, and establish rapport with difficult people.
Those not thoroughly educated in communication tend to confuse the terms “hearing” and “listening.” Although they appear to mean the same thing, utilize the same body part, and are both required for functional communication, there is a great difference between these two actions. Hearing involves the perception of sound using the ears, while listening is based upon giving attention to the sound being perceived. Additionally, because these concepts are different, there are also several different ways of improving hearing and listening. Thus, there are several differences between these two concepts, and it is important to signify these differences in order to practice effective communication.
Active listening is an attentive and interactive form of listening. One of the primary objectives of active listening is establishing and achieving empathy among all parties engaged in communication together. The words a person uses during communication are important, yet active listening includes listening to a person's words as well as interpreting and intuiting what a person feels and thinks. Active listening is a highly engaging activity. Active listening requires the person doing the listening to have a very keen awareness of all aspects of the communication. Active listening then is a sensory activity that challenges the listener to see, hear, sense, perceive, understand, feel, empathize, and reciprocate.
Listening is an important form of communication. Unfortunately, many people who do not know how to listen believe they can listen well. They often say "I have been doing this all of my life of course I can listen". Listening is not inherited, or a personality trait, it is a skill that must be worked on and practiced.