How can therapy help me communicate
more effectively with others? Have you ever tried
to express something extremely important to a significant
person in your life, only to realize that what he or she “heard”
is completely different from what you intended to communicate?
Of course! Many of us take our literal ability to speak so
much for granted that we do not realize that successful communication
involves developing good assertiveness and listening skills,
as well as the opportunity to practice with a willing listener
on the other end.
A few children are lucky enough to grow up in families with
healthy, direct, self and other-affirming communication skills.
The rest of us discover upon entering into adult relationships,
that although we can talk, we may not be all that good at
communicating without using the maladaptive coping mechanisms
of blaming, shaming, intellectualization, distracting, avoidance
etc… that we learned so well in our families growing
Therapy can help individuals, couples,
and families to develop effective and authentic communication
skills that may enhance intimacy, improve relationships and
even increase self-esteem. Therapy provides a non-judgmental
setting in which to increase awareness of old and worn out
communication strategies while exploring and practicing a
variety of more helpful approaches.
To read more about building
Communication Skills please see the links below: