Listen Appreciatively

When we add appreciation to our listening, we open up space for curiosity and connection in an easy and gentle way.

How to do it

  1. Turn fully towards the person expressing.
  2. Open up your posture and breathe easy.
  3. In your mind, generate an appreciation for the person who you are listening to, and appreciate you for listening.
  4. Welcome thoughts and sensations with curiosity.
  5. Savor the connection with yourself and the other person.


  • Deepens our experience, understanding, and connection
  • Creates and restores intimacy
  • Enhances curiosity and appreciation