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Silence
Silence is an important aspect of therapeutic communication.


Silence is often taken to indicate a lack of interest. In therapy the encouraging silence of the therapist is a sign that the client is free to speak freely and at length about anything desired, without interference.

Silence is in this sense a gesture of personal and professional respect for the value of whatever is said by the client.

It has many registers; reflection, patience, and thought are among them.
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