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Improved Communication Skills for Stress Management
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. There are Compassionate Communication Trainers in numerous communities for further training. For more information, contact:
The Center for Nonviolent Communication,
2428 Foothill Blvd. Suite E, La Crescenta, CA 91214; 800-255-7696