Before my session began, I wanted to make sure I stayed engaged in listening to my client and trying to feel what she was thinking. I created an environment for my client to have the capacity to trust me. As part of my active listening strategy, I wanted to maintain good body position and eye contact. I made sure my facial expression and body language were open and relaxed to let her know she would not feel judged. I think my facial expressions, tone and pace of speaking were relaxing and comfortable to her.
It applies to all teachers that it is a challenging issues between showing limits to your position and at the same time wanted to offer as much support to a student as possible. Sometimes I might be uncertain about my ability to help a student and therefore I decided that I should enroll in Counselling course and at the same time to enhance my studies. Throughout the whole module 4 and together with my 24 hours certificate in Clinical Counselling and Psychology course, I have gather loads of knowledge and had narrowed them down to work on my assessment. I had chosen “Student Care Teacher” for my presentation topic because they are all involved in what I am interested in or happy with as a career. Choosing a topic which I was interested in helped
A good example of a paraphrase happens at the end of the video, when I sum up some points from the entire conversation, followed by validation of the patient’s feelings. Something else I believe I did quite well is maintaining a positive environment through my non-verbal behaviours. I paid special attention to make sure I was demonstrating open body posture and maintaining eye contact. From personal experience, speaking to someone who demonstrates these behaviours makes you feel like you are truly being listened
Quite a few times, the listener can interpret the speaker’s words in terms of feelings and then while paraphrasing he can say that from this speech I gathered that you felt happiness or sadness or anger, etc. Then the speaker can confirm whether what the listener paraphrased is correct or not. Active listening has several benefits like it makes people listen attentively
Theses sklls have to present in order to insure a proper session between counselros and clients. Every counselor should aqquire these certain counseling skills if they wish to be a successful and professional counselor. The communication and counselling skills presented should be used correctly by the proper professional and in the proper environments to finally ensure that the client comes out having been assisted to influence a positive change in their life. The counsellor has a huge role in influencing this change through the critical communication and counselling skills mentioned. To counter the communication barriers, the counsellor has to have a strong understanding of all the possible obstacles and barriers that may present themselves while having detailed knowledge of the solutions of said barriers.
Various authors have proposed approaches to self-reflection (Kellogg Insight, 2016; Saperstein, Lilje, & Seibert, 2015; Stein, 2009). In beginning courses, medical students were asked to identify reactions to patients to consider the impact attitudes can have on clinical practice (Saperstein et al., 2015). Saperstein et al. (2015) noted that self-reflection was further enhanced for students through panels, prompted reflective writing, and discussion of the exercises in small groups. Stein (2009) proposed a reflection typology tool for coaches which would allow classification of the coach role from the client session transcripts.
A verbal example is; • Getting their attention, approach the confused person from the front as you identify yourself • If they are seated, kneel down to their height while maintaining eye contact. Their facial expression may give clues as to their mood. • Listen carefully to the client and try your best to understand what the client is communicating. • A friendly expression and relaxed tone will be of great benefit to both parties. • Speak clearly, at a general pace and don’t
After explaining the process of counselling that would take place, she gave me the chance to ask questions to clarify any doubts that I may have. When I told her the problem that I was facing at that time, she responded in a warm and non-judgemental manner which made it easier for me to reveal some personal details. Her body language showed that she was attentive as I shared my problem with her and the questions that she posed were not interrogative nor intruding but it made me feel that she was interested in understanding me and the situation that I was in better. The exploratory stage: This stage gives the client the chance to tell their story and be heard. The counsellor gathers information to understand the client’s problem and how it affects the client and his environment.
Nonverbal communication provides an essential component to human communication. One reason we need nonverbal communication is because it supports verbal communication. “According to the Edward G. Wertheim, author of The Importance of Effective Communication, there are five main effects that nonverbal communication can have: Repetition – They can reinforce what is already being said. Contradiction – They can contradict the message and make the speaker seem untruthful.
For example, my roommate likes to lay all her problems and every little event that has occurred throughout the day on me. I tend to live by the moto, “smile and nod” where I pseudo listen and try to appear as if I am engaging in the conversation. I would like to improve these areas of my life because actively listening will allow me to connect with others in breadth and depth, and potentially form longer lasting relationships where there is mutual respect and