Nonverbal communication is an important part of communication with a Care recipient (cr) when your nonverbal signals match up with the words you’re saying they increase trust clarity and rapport when they don’t they generate tension mistrust and confusion with the cr a caregiver should be aware of the signals you’re sending off so you can be sure that the messages you’re sending are what you really want to communicate the following are nonverbal communication clues to look for

Try: Repetition they can repeat the message the person is making verbally contradiction they can contradict a message the individual is trying to convey substitution they can substitute for a verbal message for example a person person’s eyes can often convey a far more vivid message than words and often do complementing they may add to or complement a verbal message a boss who pats a person on the back in addition to giving praise can increase the impact of the message accenting they may accent or underline a verbal message pounding the table for example can underline a message

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Social

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References: Helpguide org

Keywords: Body language communication nonverbal

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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