Noticing Nuances in Communication
- 2018 25 Jun
Communication is much more than the words we speak. Communication, in fact, is largely non-verbal. Studies have suggested that 55% of communication is body language, 38% tonal language and the balance is comprised of words. Whether this is accurate is uncertain, however, know that there is much to be said beyond words. Do you convey to your mate that you care about what they are saying? Do you give them your full attention? Are you careful to validate their message and communicate respect for their message? It is critical that you do so if you want a healthy, loving relationship.
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a Christian Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Marriage Recovery Center. He has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals and is passionate about working with couples in crisis. If you need help, please reach out to his Client Care Team at 206.219.0145 or through their website. Dr. Hawkins is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a best-selling author of over thirty books including Never Fight Again, Gauranteed and When Loving Him is Hurting You. He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA.