USEFUL TO KNOW HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH SOMEONE WHO REFUSES TO TALK TO YOU [MENTAL HEALTH]STEP [2]

PPC PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

STEP 2 : THE ANTI-THWART

Let’s assume the worst. Even when you empathize , they still refuse to talk . This frequently happens , especially if they are boiling. What can you do ? It is quite simple. You zap them with the anti-Thwart.

Here’s how it works. Briefly agree that this isn’t a good time for them to talk. Emphasize that you feel some communication is needed and suggest that you can talk things over later, when they are more in the mood. That’s all you have to do.

THE ANTI-THWARTING DO’S AND DON’T

  • Don’t insist they talk to you right now. They have a right to be alone. Respect that right.. You’ll only lose by trying to control them.
  • Don’t thwart them by saying,” Okay, then I won’t talk to you, either .” In this case , you are buying into the rejection.
  • Don’t blame yourself or judge…

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