5 Ways To Effective Communication | Orlando Anger Management

5 Ways To Effective Communication | Orlando Anger Management

There are times in everyone’s life where you just want to run and hide after you said something that unintentionally hurt someone’s feelings.  There are a few things that you can do to prevent this from continuously happening again by taking a few proactive steps! 

  • Have a plan. Decide in advance what you want to accomplish. If you can decide what you want to say three seconds in advance of speaking, that in itself will shape your message.
  • Bite your tongue.  Say only what you need to say and nothing more. If you ask your fifth-grader if she remembered to put her lunch in her backpack, it helps no one to say, “You’re not going to leave it home like you did yesterday, right?”
  • Avoid the unanswerable.  Rhetorical questions like “why didn’t you pack your lunch?” will only lead to an argument. So don’t even go there.
  • Don’t blame, abuse or punish. These behaviors will drive a wedge between you and another person.  They don’t solve problems.
  • Fend off fights.  You must be able to step away when things get heated.  Go back when both sides are calmer.  I don’t think any relationship can thrive without that rule.

Perhaps you are thinking that you have already failed! Well you are in good company! It is about doing things differently as you move forward in life, so you are not contributing to triggering someone to not feel good or a reactive response back to you.  If you or someone you know would like to learn effective interpersonal communication skills, call Life Counseling Solutions to attend our Orlando Anger Management Workshop or to schedule your individual assessment appointment at 407-622-1770.

 

 

 

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Written by Janie Lacy

Janie’s mission is to use her talents and abilities to help people of all ages, stages, backgrounds, and economic levels achieve their maximum potential through fully developing their minds and their talents. Janie’s belief in a relational approach is implemented through her therapeutic treatments addressing the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual.

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