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I Hear You Audiobook

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships

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Publisher's Summary

What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life?

In this three-hour, conversational listen, you'll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation.

Whether you're looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life.

Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to:

  • Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of others
  • Increase feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationships
  • Quickly resolve, or even prevent, arguments
  • Help others become open to your point of view
  • Give advice and feedback that sticks
  • Provide support and encouragement to others, even when you don't know how to "fix" the problem
  • And much more

In short: this skill is powerful. Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and you'll be amazed at the difference they can make.

©2017 Michael S. Sorensen (P)2017 Michael S. Sorensen

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    MR 09/10/2017
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    This book is a hidden gem. I've realised past experiences where conversations have gone sour because I wasn't giving validation to the person I'm listening to and thinking I'm helping offering advice. The idea is so pratical yet so powerful and can completely change how people may talk to you if you understand when and how to validate.

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  • Summer
    Willcox, Arizona
    13/01/18
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    "Gain a superpower!!!"

    I cant wait to get better at validating others and myself. I truly wish I had heard this book 13 years ago. My husband has fallen out of love with me because I haven't validated him enough. Validating others is truly the key to intimate connection and trust. This book helped me understand clearly what it is, isn't, and how to do it effectively and sound natural. I liked the reader too. his voice was genuine, natural and easy to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alan St. Andrew
    13/01/18
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    "Much better results than "active listening" can provide."

    As a chaplain I find much here that helps in my work with the people I'm called on to walk through some of the overwhelming incidents in their lives. This validation serves to foster rapport quickly while giving "stuck" emotions safe room to start moving toward the "new normal" that is needed after a critical incident has been experienced.

    This material is well thought out and we'll presented so that just about anyone can quickly employ it for great benefit in their lives, and in the lives of those with whom they interact.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    02/09/17
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    "Book helped solved a problem I didn't know existed"
    What did you love best about I Hear You?

    This is a PHENOMENAL book for anyone that wants to improve their relationship with others and even more specifically with themselves. Several months ago, I got a difficult medical diagnosis which was life changing. Michael, the author, a friend of mine gave me this book to read unknowing of my current situation.

    For me the most powerful concepts I learned from this book was validating my own self. I had been going through quite a range of emotions as I was dealing with the potential effects this new medical diagnosis was going to have on every aspect of my life. I learned as I read this book that I hadn't been validating any of the “negative” feelings I was so strongly feeling but was suppressing them all. I started to vividly see the damage and harm this unknown behavior of not validating all of my feelings had been causing me.

    I learned to see that what I have needed most from myself and others was validation of those feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, and fear etc. After finally realizing I needed to validate those feelings that had been festering inside, I felt this huge sense of relief and calmness in my life. I can honestly say I use the act of validating all my emotions on a daily basis. I am able to process things better, move forward with more hope and a better attitude even though my life is not what I want it to be at this time! This is a MUST READ for everyone!


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  • Anonymous
    16/01/18
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    "Practical Book on Relationship"

    Best book I read ever.....lots of practical examples included so you can implement them in real life

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