Protection LO22669

Nick Heap (
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 22:33:18 +0100

Replying to LO22652 --

Dear Leo and all,

One way I find that works for me is "Coconsulting". Take time every month
to talk about what you are doing, thinking or experiencing (and any
specific issues) to someone else who agrees for (say) half an hour to
listen to you. She or he can ask questions or use other simple methods to
help you think, but not change the subject or talk about her/his
experiences or concerns. After half an hour and a little feedback on what
worked, change roles. As you do this, your ability to think clearly and
protect yourself from stress increases dramatically. You will also feel
good about being very helpful to someone else, and understand them much

The secret is to take turns. If you invite someone to work with you, it
helps to listen to them first. Most people are desparate to be listened to
and will jump at the chance.

I would be glad to hear from anyone who tries this. If it works well you
could set up a local network in your organisation or town. Could this lead
to a learning organisation?

Best wishes,

Nick Heap


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