Hearing exercises…they don’t teach you this in counseling classes. This comes from someone with several years of experience in the field!
By David Joel Miller.
Who taught you to hear?
Most of us think of hearing as something you are born with, no need to learn how to hear. Hearing can become more useful when it is trained just as any other sense. Hearing can also be lost through abuse.
In a previous post, I talked about the need to turn the sound off sometimes and make sure we are noticing the nonverbal things in the environment. Now we need to talk about the use and misuse of sound. Most of the time we are so flooded by loud and constant barrages of sound that over time we tune the small and the soft sounds out. The result of this desensitization to sound is that we begin to only appreciate sound when someone is screaming.
As any married woman will attest, poor hearing is more likely to occur as a result…
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