Body language and its importance in counsellingUse of Silence in counselling Active listening and its importanceGroup Activities: Listening/hearing and Role play
Attending means being with clients both physically and psychologically (Egan, 2002). Attending well to clients involves being aware of their and our own body language. Hence, readingour own body reactions is an important first step to become an effective counselor.
mportance of Body Language
modifies verbal messages
provides important information about therelationship
provides clues about unspoken messages
Body language often gives clues to thedepth and meaning of what a person says.