Improved Communication Skills for Stress Management
Communication, when it succeeds, is one of man's greatest assets,
and when it fails it is his worst enemy.
John C. Lilly
One of the most stressful events in our daily lives is when we are having a conflictual interaction with someone, a friend, co-worker, stranger, or loved one. One of the most effective ways of avoiding this type of stress is by learning a more skilled way of communication. Actually, the stress comes from miscommunication. When we can accurately communicate precisely what we feel and want in a polite courteous way we are much more likely to get a response that will be harmonious rather than stressful. Active listening and encouraging the other party to sift through what they feel and truly want also helps.
A very effective way of doing this is with a technique called Compassionate Communication. For more detailed instruction on this technique click to the website, Compassionate Communication. There are Compassionate Communication Trainers in numerous communities for further training. For more information, contact: