We learned about companioning last workshop. This is a very important communication skill that:
Requires deep listening
Is most effective when we don’t have any “agenda”
Is meant to support and empower, not fix or rescue
Primarily consists of silence and open-ended questions
Requires trust in the other person’s process
Requires compassion for the person and detachment from the situation
Please practice this companioning technique with a friend or a family member using the chart you were given in the class as a guide. Write few lines about your experience: what did you like about it? How did the other person feel afterwards? What was most helpful?
We are looking forward to seeing your thoughtful responses.