Listening vs Hearing: There Is a Difference

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Three weeks ago, I wrote a post that had some advice for helping those who have anxiety and possibly many other mental health issues.  It was THIS ONE!  In the comments, I began have some brief chats about the concept of listening and hearing.  Not in those specific terms and I do think I got them mixed up.  The above graphic helps define the two and it appears I swapped them in my head.  For that, I apologize.

As I’ve said, it’s very important to talk to people with anxiety, but you don’t want to force the conversation.  You also want to avoid throwing in your own ideas and trying to guide their own thought processes.  Asking questions can work if the mood is right and you can make suggestions in a way that they aren’t orders.  Again, this is only if the person is clearly…

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