“Mindful Spacious Speaking”, Episode #109

Have you ever felt bombarded by words – perhaps the words someone is speaking to you, or the words in your head crowding each other to be spoken? Words spoken to quickly are often absent of mindfulness and the wisdom that comes with that, and may not allow the listener the opportunity to fully absorb the message the words are intended to convey. The depth and potential of understanding can be diminished when words are delivered in an onslaught.

There is a remedy for this. The remedy is two-fold, consisting of Mindful Spacious Speaking and Mindful Spacious Listening.

Joining me to tell us about these practices is Alan Carroll, an educational psychologist specializing in trans-personal psychology, and founder of Alan Carroll & Associates.

Some of the highlights of our conversation include:

  • Defining Mindful Spacious Speaking
  • The benefits of creating space in our communication
  • Deepak Chopra’s S-T-O-P technique: Stop, Take three deep breaths, Observe your breath & your body, and Proceed with awareness and compassion.
  • The 3 “legs” of the articulation “stool”: clarity, impact & fluidity

Alan Carroll is an Educational Psychologist who specializes in Transpersonal Psychology. He founded Alan Carroll & Associates 30 years ago and has dedicated his life in search of mindfulness tools that can be used by everyone (young and old) to transform their ability to speak at a professional level, reduce the psychological suffering caused by the misidentification with our ego, and reconnect to the vast transcendent dimension of consciousness that lies just on the other side of the thoughts we think and in between the words we speak. Alan is a successful public speaker, trainer, coach & corporate consultant. He and his team have delivered the Mindfulness in Action workshops in over 50 countries since 1983.

Join us again next week, when Alan and I will discuss Mindful Spacious Listening, a practice to deepen understanding and enrich relationships of all kinds, personal, professional, and even those that last for just a moment in time.

To learn more about Mindful Spacious Speaking, Alan Carroll, and his work, visit: acamindfulyou.com.