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Category Archives: Communication

I have absolutely felt honored these last few months as I have met some amazing people who have come to me as clients.  When I was in graduate school, we often talked about “therapy gifts” or those moments where your client begins to be vulnerable and share something that perhaps they have never shared with […]

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They say that eighty percent of communication is non-verbal and only twenty percent is what is actually being said. Think about that for a minute. When was the last time you were in an argument and the other person stood rigidly, not making eye contact, said they weren’t mad but had an edge in their […]

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Sometimes during the morning commute I find myself listening to a particular radio station that does a segment where they prank call someone who has been set up by someone they know. This perfect stranger calls them and gives them a bad time about something particular to them. Inevitably the person receiving the call tries […]

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There are few things that are vital to making a relationship work.  Most people would say that communication is vital and I would agree.  However, as I watch people communicate or attempt to communicate, I realize there are communication skills that aren’t readily recognized necessary components of effective communication.  There maybe be more, but here […]

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