Communication skills validating feelings

Validation also shows the other person that you are there for them. Sometimes when change is very difficult, having the difficulty of the task recognized helps people keep working toward their goal. A simple to understand concept, validation is powerful and often more difficult to practice than it might at first seem.

In my experience, the results are well-worth the effort.

Or maybe you wanted to be supportive and helpful to someone you love but couldn’t because your own emotions made it difficult?

Communicating when overwhelmed with emotion does not usually work well.

If you know this frustration, you also know that your impulse is usually to react in some version of two alternatives.

Either we amplify our argument (people yell when they don’t feel heard).

Have you ever wished you could take back an email that you sent when you were emotionally upset?

Or maybe you made some statements when you were sad that you didn’t really mean or agreed to something when you were thinking with your heart that you later regretted ?In today’s skill we access the emotion using our non-judgmental thinking skill to kindly honor the emotion/feelings.Often when first learning how to validate another’s perspective clients naturally react with “Wait a second, how can I validate something that I so utterly disagree with?!Being overwhelmed with emotion is not a pleasant experience.For emotionally sensitive people, managing their emotions so they can communicate most effectively and with the best results means learning to manage the intense emotions they experience on a regular basis.Understanding Validation Validation is a simple concept to understand but difficult to put into practice.

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