Mindful listening cultivates reduced stress, possible patient referrals

Mindful listening is the art of paying attention ‘in the moment, non-judgmentally’. It cultivates a healthcare provider who is able to empathize, validate and ultimately gain respect and credibility with patients. This translates to practice success, and cultivates referrals in the most natural way, through conscious listening. Mindful listening reduces stress and anxiety in both the provider and the patient. This article gives simple tools to achieve this important provider trait.