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Lecture Overview

Active listening is a core component of any communication with a patient, family member, colleague or friend. Like any other skill, active listening can be learnt. What makes active listening so powerful and fundamental to the coaching process? Find out in this engaging presentation by Geoff Ahern.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively in educating other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems and also substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment, and wonderment.




22 Total Rating(s)

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Letitia Dodman
20 Mar 2019

Excellent lecture, very informative

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Leonie Macpherson
18 Mar 2019

Good presentation

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
12 Mar 2019

Another excellent presentation

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Susan Mayne
02 Mar 2019


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Emma Johnson
07 Jan 2019

Great resource, informative and engaging.

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Sarah Hennessy
12 Nov 2018

Very relevant to all HCP’s. This topic should be a part of annual mandatory training for all HCP’s. Well delivered, engaging, and relevant.

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Angela phelan
24 May 2018

very interesting

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Dolores Santos
05 May 2018

Excellent Presentation

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Mary McEvoy
04 May 2018

This was a very interesting, well presented lecture

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Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil
27 Apr 2018

Good presentation