1. Co-creating Peace Episode #110 – “Mindful Spacious Listening” Kathleen Oweegon 30:43

Are the words in your head crowding out the messages others are trying to get across to you? Is thinking about what you’re going to say in response blocking what they need you to know from getting through to you? Do your judgements get in the way of deeply hearing another person? Have you noticed that you often misunderstand what a person is trying to tell you, resulting in hurt feelings or conflict?

There is a remedy for this: Mindful Spacious Listening. 

Last week, Alan Carroll, an educational psychologist specializing in trans-personal psychology, joined me to talk about Mindful Spacious Speaking, which is enhanced by Mindful Spacious Listening. This week, Alan helps us to have more of the Mindful Spacious communication picture, by sharing some of the tools & wisdoms of Mindful Spacious Listening.

Enjoy “Mindful Spacious Listening”, Episode #110. 

Highlights of our conversation include:

  • Recognizing that deep listening is a gift that requires sacrifice by foregoing our response to reflect what we heard instead
  • The power of creating a safe space for what the person is saying to exist without judgement
  • How important it is to clear our head of our thoughts to allow the space for mindful spacious listening.

Other episodes of Co-creating Peace about different kinds of listening are:

To learn more about Mindful Spacious communication, Alan Carroll, and his work, visit: acamindfulyou.com

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Kathleen Oweegon is the founder of Bridges of Peace with offices in Oregon and New Mexico. She also serves on the Board of Directors of International Institute for Global Leadership.

Kathleen has been a educator in communication and leadership skills for over 40 years, working with institutions and in the private sector. She has received over 250 hours of training in conflict resolution and related skills, and has created, co-designed and delivered many trainings in mindfulness, leadership, mediation, facilitation and conflict-free communication.