Right Listening by Mark Brady, Ph.D.

Mark Brady, Ph.D.

Mark BradyProduct: A downloadable version of the book Right Listening
Description: A short book that evolved from teaching listening skills to aspiring clinical psychologists for more than a dozen years. The book offers 52 specific skills and awareness exercises that will help you take on skillful listening as a contemplative practice. We need listeners to listen. Listening allows each of us to “Storyboard Our Whole Heart.”
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Praise for Right Listening

Right Listening is a delight. It is simple, direct and profound; easy to read and follow. People crave attention and understanding. This book will help those in all relationships improve their ability to connect, listen and love.”

Frederic Luskin, author Forgive for Good
Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project
Core Faculty, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA

“This delightful little book contains huge treasures, the ones that can bring us back into the joy of being human together. I imagine that if a reader only focused on two or three of the many skills given here, that they would quickly become skilled in listening, and would fall in love with the places that real conversation always takes us.”

Margaret J. Wheatley, author
Turning to One Another and
Leadership and the New Science

“Listening is no small skill, and so this little book is no small matter. Everyone who wants better relationships and more productivity should read this. It’s fun, easy to read and speaks to the heart of the matter.”

Richard Carlson, Ph.D., author
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

“The foundation of good teaching is the ability to listen. Although Mark Brady writes for a much broader audience, they have provided an indispensable tool – actually, a great gift – for classroom instructors. I will carry Right Listening in my pocket on a daily basis.”

Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Ph.D.
Government Department
Cornell University

“When you do what I do for a living, it’s rare to find a book that’s practical, satisfying, learnable and inspirational all in the same breath. Right Listening is all that and much, much more. Two copies should be issued simultaneously with every marriage license.”

Peter Pearson, co-author
In Quest of the Mythical Mate
co-founder, The Couples Institute

“A true treasure! When we shift our attention toward listening, our whole world changes. Learning to listen is equal to learning to love. This creative handbook teaches us that learning to listen does not have to be a mystery.  Rather, there are tangible ways that we can deepen our capacity for empathy and presence – transforming our relationships with others and ourselves. It has helped me to be a better educator, friend, spouse, and parent. Right Listening is a rare gift indeed!”

Ruth Cox, Ph.D.
Institute for Holistic Healing Studies
San Francisco State University

“Reading Right Listening should be required for all human beings, as soon as they can read and as long as their eyesight allows. The fundamentals of listening, articulated so clearly, spell out how to achieve this distinctly human skill. Don’t pass up the opportunity to deepen your skill, regardless of your current proficiency. We can all become deeper, stronger and better listeners.”

Joan C. King, Ph.D., P.C.C.

“This book may be little, but the significance of its message is big…very big. With appealing modesty and great sensitivity, Mark Brady offers the reader a wealth of practical tips for how to listen more attentively and effectively to others. If only a fraction of this wise advice could be put into practice, the benefits – for listener and speaker alike – would be enormous.”

Doug McAdam, Ph.D.
former director, Stanford Center for Advanced
Study in the Behavioral Sciences
co-author, Dynamics of Contention