The 7 Steps To Empathetic Communication: the most effective ways of expressing the tru

Usually the fear is around the damage that will be done to the other person if we speak our mind because “they might take it the wrong way.”

Take heart… there is a way to deepen our relationships with others as we commit to greater honesty in our conversations.

1. Know you can – and need to – stand in your truth
The first key to knowing what to do is recognising that we have to stand by what’s true for us if we consider it to be important.  It might not be true or important for anybody else on the planet, but if it’s true to us, then we need the other person/people to hear it. 

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The next key is to speak from your heart –

not your emotion.

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2. Take a moment…

3. Relax, breathe… and speak from the heart…

4. Start with something you appreciate about them…

5. Acknowledge your own internal dilemma…

6. Explain how you see the situation….

7. Inquire about them…


By Steve Ray