The power of silence

Often in therapy, we come across moments where silence is needed.  Silence to give the patient time to think, silence to honor the patients feelings, silence to allow the patient to be more directive, or just awkward silence.  After experiencing some disappointing and hurtful relationships lately, I used silence to recenter my thoughts, process how I was feeling, and allow myself to heal.  During this time I was able to understand and honor the beauty of silence.  I also realized that silence is a source of great strength.  Silence can communicate sometimes what words cannot.  Here’s what I also  learned about  silence; silence promotes the inward focus and builds trust, Silence gives rest and silence allows listening.  How many of us use silence regularly?  How many of us feel uncomfortable with silence?

 

 

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