All of us want to be seen, heard, and understood. In healthy relationships, the effort to do so is equally reciprocated, even when we don’t do it perfectly right, the willingness is there. If you want to be seen, first you must see your partner, extend yourself for the purpose of seeing who they are. This requires a relinquishing of judgment, having the capacity to come from a place of acceptance, compassion, and empathy. Together we learn and understand what empathic listening is and how to apply it.
Some examples are, listening without interrupting, no giving advice, or trying to control. Most of us when entering a relationship have preconceived notions of what we think it should be, and how we think our partner should be, then we try to mold our beliefs onto our partner. This is a recipe for disaster! Together, we understand, we identify and remove blocks & limiting beliefs that no longer serve you and replace them with new, positive and inspiring beliefs. We learn to come from a place of acceptance rather than control. Acceptance of self and partner where there is room for mutual growth and understanding.