The Five Keys to Mindful Communication by Susan Gillis Chapman

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

Given the lack of conversations in a culture fast becoming more and more obsessed with texting and emails, this is a very timely book which paves the way for a more hopeful future where people will seek out fresh avenues of dialogue
-Spirituality & Practice

Synopsis

Good communiation is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it's between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. In this book Susan Chapman, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime meditation teacher, explains how mindfulness can be brought to bear in the way we speak and listen to each other so that we can strengthen our connections and better accomplish our goals. Drawing on Buddhist principles and on her training as a psychotherapist, Chapman explains how the practice of mindfulness—learning to become fully present in the moment—makes it possible for us to listen more deeply to others and to develop greater clarity and confidence about how to respond.

Chapman highlights five key elements of mindful communication: silence, mirroring, encouraging, discerning, and responding, and she dedicates a chapter of the book to each. Other topics include identifying your communication patterns and habits; uncovering the hidden fears that often sabotage communication; staying open in the midst of difficult conversations so that we can respond wisely and skillfully; and learning how mindful communication can help us to become more truthful, compassionate, and flexible in our relationships.
 

About Susan Gillis Chapman

See more books from this Author
Susan Gillis Chapman is a marriage and family therapist who has been studying and teaching mindfulness meditation for over thirty years. She is the founder of Greenlight Communications (www.greenzonetalk.com), through which she offers training in mindful communication to couples, therapists, and business people.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Shambhala Publications. 227 pages
Genres: Self Help, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for The Five Keys to Mindful Communication
All: 2 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 0

Spirituality & Practice

Excellent
Reviewed by Frederic on Apr 10 2012

Given the lack of conversations in a culture fast becoming more and more obsessed with texting and emails, this is a very timely book which paves the way for a more hopeful future where people will seek out fresh avenues of dialogue

Read Full Review of The Five Keys to Mindful Comm...

East & West

Good
Reviewed by East West on Apr 10 2012

Anyone who seeks meaningful, effective connections with others personally and professionally will find much to practice and reflect upon in this book.

Read Full Review of The Five Keys to Mindful Comm...

Reader Rating for The Five Keys to Mindful Communication
80%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 17 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×