brief reflect on the lessons learnt from:
How to become a better communicator( or at least a better listener):
- Listen quietly, personal opinion should be totally forbidden, instead give some passive respond like repeat the key words the speaker said and signs that you are listening, or just nod your head. This could make speaker continue staying in his/her rhythm and keep talking.
- When my partner talking about herself, I thought she finished a question sometimes which she did not actually. Normally, I would say something. However, as I just respond passively, she might continue giving further information which could be very important.
b. Defamiliarisation of everyday reality
When we need to go to the station, it mostly because we have to go somewhere else. So our mind is occupied, and our physical sensation might be ignored. So when we were asked to focus on our physical sensation, the feelings were back, and those familiar scenes recalled the memories stored in our mind before. They were so true.
As a deeply short-sighted man, I experience this kind of modeling several seconds everyday. As we know, human get most information from sighting. When stucked in, clear vision no longer exists and other sensation are reinforced to make up the lost. I felt things that I never paid particular attention before by listening, touching, even smelling.
Complement your reflections with photographs of the process
Include a scanned copy of your defamiliarisation forms (public transport)