My guest joining me this week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast is Lyn Lindbergh.
Lyn is the founder and creator of ListeningSkills.shop. She is an award winning author and host of three podcasts, including Listening Skills. She lives in the Seattle, WA area with her husband Erik Lindbergh. Lyn’s mission is to help others hear each other so they can live a life full of connection and free of the divisions caused by miscommunications.
A topic we all do, all day, every day. We are always listening to people, but then again perhaps we’re not always fully present and truly listening.
In this conversation, Lyn shares some basic listening skills. Most of these will not be new to anyone, but I think we can all hold up our hands as ‘guilty’, to say we don’t always put them into practice. There are definitely great nuggets and reminders of why it’s so important to listen to another. Lyn also discovered how underneath it all, we’re all actually much more alike that we realise.
At the start of this year, Lyn had made the new year’s resolution to listen to the ‘other’, people she would often label as ‘crazy’ or ‘wack-a-doodle’. This proved a very interesting experiment, and even more so with the year 2020 has been so far! It’s heart-warming as well what she has learnt from her experiences.
Some of the skills include,
- Get rid of distractions
- Eye contact
- Mirror body language
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