Good morning, class. How are you these days? I have heard that many people are having problems. Who in this class listens to their best friend when that person has a problem?
Oh, you Nathaniel. What do you feel when you're helping your best friend with problems?
Wow! What a nice attitude Nathaniel has. So in grade 7, your teacher taught this type of listening. What do you think was the kind of listening that Nathaniel did?
Well, I feel like I’m a helpful person. When he tells me his problem, I just listen, and when he's done, I offer some kind of advice for him to apply.
Athena, what do you think?
I remembered that the type of listening that our teacher taught was called "empathic listening."
Can someone give me an example of empathic listening? Anyone? Yes, Josef.
Correct! Nice one!
My best friend listens to her mother's problems.
Now that I have already discussed the meaning and importance of empathic listening, let's talk about our topic for today.
Empathic listening is when we listen to or show concern for other people. Just like what Josef said. The importance of this listening is that when we show concern to others, we help them. We give them advice. They built trust in us. They show their true feelings. We must let our feelings out. Many of us have experienced family problems, especially when there was a misunderstanding. And some of us tell our problems to the people who understand us the most. Our emotions have to be cried out.
Then, they continued with their topic that is connected to empathic listening.