How to show emotional support

Dhaka Post Desk

Lifestyle Desk

13 March 2022, 12:21 pm

How to show emotional support

You may have a natural feeling to help others who are going through difficult times. But if you’re not cautious, you may end up saying or doing something that makes the other person feel overturned.

With this in mind, it’s really helpful to learn effective methods you can use when showing emotional support to others. Let’s have a look at some steps to show emotional helps to others:

Listening Actively

It is important to ensure that those who need your support have privacy. An empty room to hear from someone is best if possible. But if there are no empty rooms, an empty corner is sufficient. Speak in a low voice, especially if you are in a place where others can pass and hear you. You can ask the person what happened and how he is feeling. The key here is to reassure them that you are there to listen. It is important that the person feels that you are really interested in listening to them and that you want to support them. You have to keep in mind that the response from the person is also very important, as a result, you have to be responsible for his or her response as well.

Authorizing Emotions

Try to figure out how the person feels when you speak. Some people find it difficult to label their emotions or even try to hide them. This often happens when others have criticized their emotional sensitivity. People may become confused about how they feel. For example, someone may confuse frustration with anger or happiness with enthusiasm. Helping a person identify their real feelings is the first step in acceptance. In times of communication, you have to focus on understanding the person with his or her body language.

Showing Support

Ask the person what he or she wants to do. A person who feels that he or she needs more emotional support may have problems in life. This is a great opportunity to help them understand the steps they can take to refocus emotionally. Not all the questions have to be answered immediately, but it is important to support in small steps to resolve the issue. You have to show your support in tangible ways.


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