Nonverbal communication. Listening to silence… how the silent communicate

Mar 10, 17 Nonverbal communication. Listening to silence… how the silent communicate
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A story… nonverbal communication. Listening to silence.

Nonverbal communication is how I communicate. I cannot speak nor can I sign. Inside me is more than my body allows me to express. Call me Vernise, or Rebecca, or any name that you like. Just when you call me, call upon me, speak to me. Speak directly to me. Listen to me by watching me. What am I saying to you? What patterns do you recognize? As I navigate this world how do I react to it? When exposed to the things that everyone finds pleasant: music, gentle touch, hugs, affection. How do I respond? When I’m exposed to the things that everyone finds unpleasant: sharp tones, loud noises, extreme cold, bitter food. How do I respond? In those moments I am speaking to you. The question is not can I speak but can you hear me?

#whatisnormal

#seemeforme


 

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External resources

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