Do you have problems talking to your therapist? If so, this article will help you learn how to communicate properly with your therapist. Specifically, we’re going to talk about: verbal non-verbal communication (VNCL), verbal communication (VC), and therapeutic dance therapy (DTA). By the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll be able to open up with your therapist and share your problems in an open and comfortable manner.
So, what exactly is verbal non-verbal communication (VNCL)? This is basically non-verbal cues that you send to your therapist. For example, if you’re talking to your therapist about a certain problem and you raise your voice, your VNCL may be that you become angry. You may also stomp your feet or make other kinds of movements that are aimed at shouting your problem away.
However, if you lower your voice, and avoid yelling, your VNCL may be that you become quieter. Sometimes you may even change the speed of your voice, and speak more quietly. Your therapist will pick up on these changes in your body language and adjust his or her treatment accordingly. Therefore, it’s important that you pay attention to what your therapist is saying, and respond accordingly.
When I was working with a person who was having a difficult time talking with his therapist, he made the mistake of talking too much. Because of this, he wasn’t receiving sufficient attention. As a result, he became frustrated and agitated, leading to verbal abuse and depression. If this sounds like you, please keep reading.
To begin, you need to make an effort to lower your speaking level while you’re talking to your therapist. Don’t let your tone change. This may seem counterintuitive, but if you raise your voice while you’re talking, you’ll sound like you’re trying to argue with your therapist instead of listening to them. Your therapist will understand that you want to be able to work through your problems, and will respect your wishes.
You also need to understand that when you talk to your therapist, you’ll inevitably be talking about yourself. As a result, you need to be very honest. Don’t minimize any of your problems or feelings. Also, you may find that your therapist will begin to question your sexuality or other negative areas of your life. If so, please don’t take offense.
As you continue talking to your therapist, remember that you are not required to accept any particular approach to get help. Don’t feel as though you are being talked down to. Your therapist has their goals, and will work with you in the direction that best serves you. Just keep an open mind, and let your therapy guide you.
If talking with your therapist does not help you to get past your problems, there are a variety of other options. In fact, your therapist may suggest additional therapy in order to better understand your problems. For example, if you are suffering from phobias, they may offer exposure therapy. This involves finding the source of your fear, learning to deal with it, and eventually overcoming it. However, this is not necessary in all cases. In addition, many times therapists are able to help you work on your problems by providing practical solutions such as:
For some people, consulting a counselor or therapist may be helpful as well. The sessions with a professional can provide input and help you make sense of your difficulties. In some instances, the professional can provide insights into your childhood, and past problems that have lingered with you. Counseling can also provide information on how to deal with similar situations in the future.
How do you talk to a therapist when you do not wish to speak with them directly? There are a variety of techniques that can help you to communicate more freely with your therapist. First, try thinking positive thoughts. When you think negatively, it can increase your stress level, and prevent progress from being made. Next, learn how to relax. Learning how to relax can reduce the amount of anxiety you experience during any conversation.
Finally, remember that even if your therapist is not available right away, do not lose hope. Many therapists can be reached via the telephone, or by speaking with a client by phone or email. Talking to your therapist will help you discover new ways to express your problems. You may discover that you can solve your problem without seeking professional help. If nothing else, talking with your therapist can give you a new perspective on problems and on how to solve them. This can also help you to determine what you should not do in terms of therapy.