Attending - Three Levels of Attending 2. Body Language...

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Chapter 7 Attending
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Activity: Pair up with someone you don’t know. Share a story about your life…for 2 minutes. Now, switch.
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The Basics Responding = Attending + Listening Attending is nonverbal Listening is verbal How is listening a verbal activity?
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Attending Sometime just being with another is helpful. Words aren t needed. Attending is your active presence. What does that mean? Attending means the way you orient yourself physically to others. 50% of teachers fail to attend in conferences
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Effective Attending Tells helpee you are with them Puts you in a position to listen with more concentration
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Three Levels of Attending Hint: This is important! 1. Micro-Skills: The building blocks of North American attending skills. Be cautious in diverse settings. S = Face the client SQUARELY O = Adopt an OPEN posture L = At times, LEAN in E = Maintain EYE contact R = Try to relatively RELAXED
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Unformatted text preview: Three Levels of Attending 2. Body Language There are some cultural differences in body language, most notably in eye contact. If SOLER is too much, back off. Reading body language can help avoid discipline problems. Examples? Three Levels of Attending 3. Human Presence The most important attending level is the quality of your total human presence to people. Examples: good attending vs. poor attending? Thoughts to Ponder What are my attitudes toward this person? Are they showing? Do I show I am willing to work with this person? Is that true? In what ways am I distracted? What am I doing about these distractions? Is my nonverbal behavior congruent with my feelings? Activity: Pair up with the same partner you started with. Share a story about your lifefor 2 minutes. Now, switch....
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