Active Listening

Imagine a library full of human books… The Human Library Organisation is using this idea to promote social change. Their aim is to build a positive framework for conversation that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. And… They achieve this by putting real people on loan for readers! You can meet their “books”: http://humanlibrary.org/meet-our-human-books/ And […]

Active listening

A key communication element (and tool) when mentoring is ‘active listening’. Carlo Rogers, Psychologist and ‘inventor’ of the person-centred (or humanistic) approach, has written extensively on the topic. Below you find a summary of the ‘basics of active listening’ – taken from his article ‘Active Listening’, written together with Richard E. Farson. Rogers and Farson (1987) […]