Co-creating Peace

Co-creating Peace Episode #110 – “Mindful Spacious Listening”

March 05, 2023 Kathleen Oweegon
Co-creating Peace
Co-creating Peace Episode #110 – “Mindful Spacious Listening”
Show Notes

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:

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