EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

How Can ST Enable Communicating Effectively?


How Can ST Enable Communicating Effectively?

In theory, communication should be easy. Communication at its most basic is about sending and receiving words. But, communicating effectively is so much more than words. It is also feelings, innuendo, tone, and body language. Improving your communication skills improves your relationships with everyone around you—those you are close to, and those you have more casual interactions with. Scripture Therapy teaches strategies for healthy communication. Here is part of what we cover:

Listening:

The Bible tells us to be quick to listen and slow to speak. This means we must learn to focus on the other person when they are talking, rather than our own agenda. The more careful listening we do, the better we understand what others are really communicating.

Information:

Choice Theory is about the power of choice. Everything we think, say, and do is a choice. When we are communicating, we can make the choice to view what others say as information. It doesn’t need to make us angry or hurtful when we take their words as important information that helps us make our own choices.

Control:

Unhealthy communication involves trying to control the other person, often with threats, bribes, or other forms of manipulation. When we stop trying to control the other person and instead focus on giving and receiving information, we can effectively communicate while developing healthy relationships.

For strategies for continuing to improve communication using the truth of God’s Word and the principles of Choice Theory. Contact us today for more information. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!