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Active Listening Roleplay

Mary is an Active Listener. Samantha is a potentially suicidal student. Mary: Hi Sam, can I help you? I'd be happy to listen to you, if you want. Samantha: Ah— (silence)... Mary: You seem quite upset. Can you tell me about it? Samantha: I don't know. Nobody wants to listen...

What makes a good Active Listener?

Does √ listen more than talk√ direct the conversation to the painful feelings√ have compassion for sufferer√ risk being foolish√ attempt to be available at all times√ remain willing to share another person's pain√ respects confidences√ listen√ accept Does not × offer opinion or judgments× belittle or minimize concerns× discuss...

Guide to Active Listening

It's hard to know what to do when someone you care about is feeling depressed or upset. You can use the following list as a guide to good Active Listening: DO: Befriend Consider the possibility of suicide Focus on the pain Ask if suicide is on their minds Get involved...

How to Actively Listen

YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO ME WHEN... You do not care about me; You say you understand before you know me well enough; You have an answer for my problem before I've finished telling you what my problem is; You cut me off before I have finished speaking; You find...

Characteristics of an 'Active Listener'

"Active Listening" is simply the offering of friendship by one ordinary human being to another at a time of crisis or loneliness. An Active Listener has no professional status or authority, but is simply a fellow human being who cares. The purpose of Active Listening is to listen, accept, care...