Time Travel, Reflective Listening, and Vlad the Impaler.
What do these three things have in common? We talked about them in the high school social group this week. Conversation always meanders through pop psychology, science news, and personal anecdote. The common thread is that we listen, really listen to each other and offer support and encouragement.
We discussed the way in which reflective listening can be helpful for the listener (helps you to remember the important and relevant information) and to the listener (a chance to clarify misconceptions and feeling heard). The steps involved in reflective listening are :
1. Reflect back key phrases.
2. Identify emotion.
3. Don't try to problem solve.
Oh, we also discussed eating insects, the sustainable protein of the future.