3 Listening Strategies You’ll Learn in Therapy: Part 3 of 4 – Be Curious

Dr. Mike's approach to therapy

Skill #2 – Be Curious: Think of this skill as an effort to literally shift your perspective by asking questions so that you can see the issue from the same perspective as the other person to better understand where they are coming from. Consider these screenshots: If you have the view (i.e., perspective) shown in […]

3 Listening Strategies You’ll Learn in Therapy: Part 4 of 4 – Validate

Validate

Skill #3 – Validate Think of the skill of validation as communicating to the other person that you can imagine how their feelings could result from the situation or that you understand how they are seeing things. Your attempt to validate them can help them feel heard and understood.  Validation is often one of the […]