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.


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.




14 Total Rating(s)

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.

Sarah Hennessy
12 Nov 2018

very interesting

Angela phelan
24 May 2018

Excellent Presentation

Dolores Santos
05 May 2018

This was a very interesting, well presented lecture

Mary McEvoy
04 May 2018

Good presentation

Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil
27 Apr 2018

Fantastic.. easy to listen, lots of wisdom to and very very needed in my area of mental health Thank you.

Marian Soares
26 Apr 2018

Very engaging presenter

Ruth Fisher
26 Apr 2018

Another brilliant presentation by Geoffrey

Udo Hoffmann
12 Apr 2018

Very good conference recording

Michele Selby
29 Mar 2018

I thought the educator presented this topic very well.

Jennifer Margaret Polglase
25 Mar 2018

Interesting, informative and enjoyable lecture. Presenter is very easy to listen to and engaging to his audience.

Christine Hulands
18 Mar 2018

Great resource.

Donna M Barrett
01 Mar 2018

Excellent presenter- highly recommended!

Helen Jennings
01 Mar 2018

Wonderful speaker...could listen all day Geoff!

Helen Jennings
01 Mar 2018

well presented

Norest Mashonganyika
24 Dec 2017


Petra Wollermann
21 Nov 2017