Validation Strategies

Self-esteem, Nonverbal communication, Empathy

Subject: Interpersonal Communication

Author: Milushka Lok

Teacher: Benoit Verplancke

Topic: Validation Strategies

Date: 01-21-2013

Validation Strategies

Abstract: Understand what this topic talks about and what is referring to. Try to make the reader understand without any doubt and can easily apply this topic into his or her life, improving the way of communication. Keywords: Experiences, people, feelings, understand acceptance and respect.

This topic is furthermore better than I thought it would be when I first chose it. Validation strategies consists in respect ourselves, builds trust, listen, respects others, respect our and others’ experiences. Validation is a simple concept to understand but difficult for so many people to practice. Is when you are in a conflict with someone and you stop that kind of conflict making that fight becomes a normal conversation. That’s why we can say that validation works by stopping the fight before it begins because that is the final objective. It is also a very important process in everyone’s life nowadays because normally a lot of people don’t respect themselves and they don’t even respect others. That’s why I think this is so important to learn and understand because these strategies consists in respect our and others feelings and experiences. It means that we should respect what the others are saying and you should respect what you are feeling at that time. Validation basically means letting the other people know that you accept and respect their feelings, Standing in their shoes- empathy, making them feel important and intelligent. For a lot of people might be very common to think that validation is just when you accept what the other person is saying even if you disagree, fortunately is not like that. Validation doesn't mean just agreeing or approving, Validation is when you really understand the other person’s experience, when you really understand what the other person is living, when you try to...
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