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About Graceful Listening

No matter what your role, the skills you will learn in Graceful Listening will help you improve your relationships.

It all starts with four simple skills that come out of counseling research but are also mentioned as attributes of Love in the Bible:

Genuineness: Real, Authentic, and Open to others

Respect: Every person carries the image of God and has eternal worth. 

Empathy: Accurately understanding other people’s ideas and feelings. Patient attention. 

Warm Kindness: Friendly, Liking, Sensitive


You can have a similar impact on those you love and care for. In this course, you will build on the skills you already have and learn to relate to others in a transformative and graceful way.

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About the Instructor

Gary Sweeten

Founder - Sweeten Life Systems, Relational Peace University

I am an educator with experience in Elementary, Junior High, High School, College and Post Academic experience in Christian Education. With millions of adults around the world hungry for knowledge and eager to grasp God’s guidance, I am thrilled to launch a way for them to grow in grace and love. Karen Mayer and I have been married since 1961 and have two children and four grandchildren.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview

  • 2

    Section 1 - Genuineness

    • Genuineness

    • Building Safety and Trust with the Johari Window

  • 3

    Section 2 - Warm Kindness

    • Relating with Warm Kindness

    • Three Ways to Communicate Warm Kindness

    • SOLAR TEA

    • Warm Kindness Application

  • 4

    Section 3 - Empathetic Listening

    • Intro to Empathetic Listening

    • Empathetic Listening and Reflecting

    • Empathic Responses

    • Empathetic Listening Application

  • 5

    Section 4 - Respect

    • Interacting with Respect

    • Four Dimensions of Emotions

    • Problem Ownership

    • Respect is Key to Caring Application

  • 6

    Section 5 - Launching Listeners

    • Responding According to the Type of Request

    • Questions Can Help Decipher Mixed Messages with Role Play

    • Bridging Cultural Divides with Listening

    • Launching Listeners Application

  • 7

    Wrap-Up

    • Note from Dr. Sweeten

    • Graceful Listening Course Evaluation