May 2015 ~ Helpful Conversations - Part 7 of 7
- Chapter 16: Professional Log for Sally & Tom
- Chapter 17: And, Finally ...
- Resources (links, books, articles, the
2015 ~ Helpful Conversations - Part 7 of 7
In November 2014, we are started a series called Helpful Conversations, based on
the work of Regina Wright, a chartered psychologist in Europe. This series
of newsletter articles is based on a one-year university-accredited training program that Regina
created for the National School of Government to teach reflective skills and
individual feedback. Her background work for the training is based on the
work of John Heron, Carl Rogers and Gerard Egan. Regina may be contacted
at HelpfulConversations [at] hotmail.com or by phone in the UK at 0044 1293
518815 (from the US 011-44-1293-518815)
The training was originally created for counselors and has been adapted for
our newsletter series. Since good communications skills are important for anyone in
business, we are pleased to be able to offer this series for our readers with
Regina's permission. Your feedback is
Regina is also offering to give feedback on those who would like to use the
newsletter series as an online course and do the exercises in each
chapter. Send your results and comments directly to Regina via email
to HelpfulConversations [at] hotmail.com using the chapter task list for
each part (downloadable Word document). Regina
has graciously offered to review results at no charge to our
Now, if you would like, try your hand at this.
Imagine you had been ‘Sally.’ How might you have completed the three forms of the professional log subsequently to your conversation with Tom?
I’m aware this requires a leap of faith. Why not try it to see how it
works? A set of blank forms follows for you to complete.
I’m not ‘Sally’ either. As part of writing this course, I completed the forms, trying to put myself in ‘Sally’s’ place.
My completed forms follow the blank ones.
We are fortunate and indebted to ‘Sally’ because she kindly reviewed and amended my entries.
So what follows is pretty accurate.
For now – do try to complete the blank forms. You have nothing to lose!
[Also, see Part 6 for the full “Explanations for the Professional Log” section of the Appendix]
. . .
Part 7 is continued in the full Chapters
16 and 17 for download (as a PDF file). The Chapter
17 Task List (Word document) is available for download if you would
like feedback from Regina (at no charge to you).
Complete set of Helpful Conversations course downloads:
- Part 1 -
November 2014 - Chapter1, Glossary
- Part 2 -
December 2014 - Chapters 2,3,4,5
- Part 3
- January 2015 - Chapters 6,7
- Part 4 -
February 2015 - Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11
- Part 5 -
March 2015 - Chapter 12
- Part 6 -
April 2015 - Chapter 13, 14, 15, Appendix: Explanations to Professional
- Part 7 -
May 2015 - Chapter 16, 17
- Helping the Client: A Creative Practical Guide. John
Heron. Sage Publications, 2001. ISBN:
- On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy.
Carl Rogers. Mariner Books, 1995. ISBN:
- Client-Centered Therapy: Its Current Practice, Implications and
Theory. Carl Rogers. Robinson Publishing, 2003. ISBN:
- The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development
Approach to Helping. Gerard Egan. Cengage Learning (2013). ISBN:
- Income Without a Job: Living Well Without a Paycheck. Michael
Jay Anthony, Barbara J. Taylor. Lulu.com,
978-0-557-00377-8. Website: www.income-without-a-job.com.
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The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.
― Thich Nhat Hanh
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said.
The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise.
― Shannon L. Alder
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to
― Ralph G. Nichols
Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
— Phillip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what
another has to say
― Bryant H. McGill
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest
compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life
― Leo Buscaglia
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