Communication Skills

communication-skillsHaving good communication skills is fundamental to healthy relationships! 

Do you wish you felt closer to your kids?
Do you long for a more intimate relationship with your spouse?
Are you skeptical you will ever find love with your perfect partner?

Everything matters!  Your choice of words, your tone, your body language, and how you listen, compounded, all have the power to build bridges of trust and love or, conversely cause stress, fear, depression, low self-esteem, and, to a greater or lesser extent, be abusive.

Thousands of books have been written on effective communication skills … because it’s important!

We constantly communicate messages to each other. The messages parents give their children on a daily basis become their kid’s deep-seated beliefs about themselves. We actively influence the formation of the mental health of another human being in the ways that we interact.

That should give us pause.

Even a little technique like pressing the mental pause button and counting to 10 before reacting will model self-restraint for the family and allow people to be more relaxed and authentic in your presence.

I know … it’s easy to slip into bad habits!  These are the kinds of culprit behaviors that will erode your relationships with your kids and partners.

  • Nagging
  • Blaming
  • Criticizing
  • Complaining
  • Threatening
  • Manipulating

Family Life Coaching helps adults expand communication skills.  People are able to practice new approaches to …

  • Communicating their needs openly, honestly, and respectfully
  • Expressing difficult emotions such as anger, resentment, and fear in such a way that the situation doesn’t end in shouting, silence, or a physical confrontation
  • Discussing difficult subjects such as sex and money
  • Setting healthy boundaries with others
  • Asking the kinds of questions that promote independent thinking and lead to next steps and solutions
  • Cultivating a healthy mindset that supports them to look ahead and thrive even during the most challenging times in their lives
  • Allowing for different personality types realizing that not everyone is programmed like you

Family members all need each other’s unwavering support to handle everyday challenges.

Family Life Coaching helps individuals and families cope with and solve problems, build trust, and improve their personal relationships on all fronts.

Contact me today for a FREE 30-minute consultation.