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How to Use Silence in Therapy & Counseling


Silence may seem like a strange concept to highlight in a treatment based around conversation.Still, for anyone who’s taken part in a therapy session, you know that silence is a big part of conducting or attending a therapy session.“Silence is golden” may be an obvious cliché with which to start this article, but it holds true.Even though silence may be uncomfortable, it can be a valuable tool for facilitating growth in treatment.In this post, we discuss the use of silence in therapy.

Readers on either side of treatment will learn about the clinical utility of silence, what silence communicates, and why therapists are sometimes so darn quiet.Before you continue, we thought you might like to download our three Positive Psychology Exercises.

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