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We just wanted to thank you AGAIN for coming on our show! We hope you enjoyed the interview as much as we did. It was great hearing how we (men) can make our relationships better at home — rave reviews from our callers too!

Bill MaasSports Radio 810

Our favorite guest! Rebecca is always refreshing. She has a way of explaining communication skills in a unique and interesting style. She approaches subjects in a thought-provoking manner and presents with more than the run-of-the-mill approach.

Patty AdamsonProducer for WEKZ

Lecture Me. Really.

Molly Worthen OCT. 17, 2015

When Kjirsten Severson first began teaching philosophy at Clackamas Community College in Oregon, she realized that she needed to teach her students how to listen. “Where I needed to start was by teaching them how to create space in their inner world, so they could take on this argument on a clean canvas,” she told me. She assigns an excerpt from Rebecca Shafir’s “The Zen of Listening” to help students learn to clear their minds and focus. This ability to concentrate is not just a study skill. As Dr. Cummins put it, “Can they listen to a political candidate with an analytical ear? Can they go and listen to their minister with an analytical ear? Can they listen to one another?”

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