Mindful communication includes careful attention to both speaking and listening in order to be more fully connected in conversation. When we listen with our full presence, both the speaker and the listener are rewarded. Amy shared some mindful listening practices to a senior retirement home, and the lessons learned were happily received.
The wide-ranging benefits of mindfulness and meditation are appearing with great frequency in the national press. Recently, the topic was featured locally as well, in an article summarizing a conversation about the connections between toxic stress, trauma, neuroplasticity, empathy, and one’s capacity to learn.