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How to create a non-verbal consultative contact


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Expression of the face and movement of the body can transmit much more information than verbal contact.

A counselor psychologist needs to be aware of nonverbal reactions of a person in order to respond to them in time.



Create in the office such an environment that the client could see you completely and completely. He should see your accessibility, predisposition.


Of great importance is in what position you are sitting. Try to avoid crossing arms and legs.


When you start talking, try to lean slightly toward the client. This position indicates the involvement, the attention of the consultant.


More often look the client in eyes, but do not forget to pause. To some people eye contact may seem frightening, depressing.


Behave yourself relaxed. Try to avoid manipulating objects in your hands, this can tell the client about your excitement.


Calculate the space so that the distance between you and the client does not violate the intimate space of each.


Sometimes supplement the client's speech with non-verbal adjustments: nodding, swinging hands, smiling.


Try to avoid unnecessary touches during counseling. Tactile contact is more suitable for clients who have experienced loss of a loved one.


Try to treat indulgently the reactions of the skin. If you see that the client is flushed, do not focus on this. You can also pause or translate a topic.


Watch for the unconscious reactions of the client. For example, manipulating the earlobe means boredom, and biting the lips - excitement.

How to create a non-verbal consultative contact Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Razwoywt
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