The Unexpected Counselling

Workshop sessions for teachers to support the development of active listening skills for complex situations:

Content of sessions –

  • active listening theory and activities
  • non-verbal messages
  • mirroring
  • reflecting
  • paraphrasing
  • checkers
  • sentence starters to help develop skills with reflecting/paraphrasing
  • encouragers
  • open and closed questions
  • solution questioning
  • eliciting exceptions
  • closing a session
  • experiments in between workshops
  • reflections on experiments
  • listening to a concern in a meeting (problem content, core messages, exceptions, notes and possibilities)
  • problem solving vs solution building talk
  • meeting framework: Solution focused meeting (items for discussion, issues/concerns, what’s ok, actions agreed, WWW
  • videos, activities and resources

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