Listening and Counselling Skills: a how not to guide DVD

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About this DVD

Helping relationships are far from “black and white” - they’re formed out of the rich palette of diversity that is “being human”. Because of this, listening and counselling skills can be challenging to teach:
- on one hand there really isn’t a right way to listen and respond: simply doing it the right way often sounds “robotic”, emotionally false and the helping relationship just doesn't click at all
- on the other hand not doing it the right way can be worse - as this DVD demonstrates - when the helper doesn’t possess the basic listening and responding skills s/he can really put off the client.

The usual method of teaching a skill is to demonstrate the correct method. By focussing on what not to do, this DVD illustrates - in a humorous way - that effective listening and responding is as much about not doing as it is about doing. Which is, perhaps, the most basic skill that the student needs to learn: the good listener stops doing things in order to listen.

The DVD consists of three sections:

  • How NOT to listen
  • How NOT to ask questions
  • How NOT to respond

Each section has a number of short clips illustrating - in a humorous way - what can go wrong if the basic listening and responding skills aren’t followed.