Do you ever feel misunderstood by your partner, or those close to you? Would you like to be able to understand them more?
These are both things I have struggled with in my own relationships so I am really excited to be sharing with you today this wonderful piece of gold from London based Integrative Psychotherapist Simon Matthews.
For me the beauty of this technique that Simon shares in the hangout is that it is so simple that you can start using it straight away. And it really does have the potential to create greater understanding between people in relationships. Because as Stephen R. Covey the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change says most of us “…don’t listen with the intent to understand; (we) listen with the intent to reply.”
So here’s our next hang out – encouraging us to throw the net open on the habits in our lives and the way we communicate with our loved ones – so that we can enjoy all those wonderful things that understanding others brings – more love, patience and a greater drive to support the other to the best of our abilities. And if this video is helpful to you, please share with your friends and family. We’d love to hear your comments or any questions below.
If you would like to check out Part I of chatting with Simon please check out Throwing The Net Open’s youtube channel and if you would like to be kept up to date with the latest offerings to the throwing the net open treasure trove, subscribe to the blog on the home page.
Thanks for watching,