1. We communicate a lot of different things:

2.We communicate in a number of different ways:

3. Difficulties we encounter in communication include:

4. It is particularly difficult to communicate about sexual issues:


1. Becoming aware of self:

what goes inside you - your thoughts, feelings, and expectations

2. Expressing your thoughts, feelings and wants:

3. Speak for yourself:

Use "I" statements instead of "You" statements

"I" messages are effective when someone is doing something that is causing you a problem or evokes a strong emotional response in you.

4. Listening to others' thoughts, feelings and wants:

5. Clarifying and seeking shared meaning:

6. Making decisions:

when communicating with another person, it is often necessary to consider what you want to happen. Here is a step-by-step process that you can use.

7. Negotiate:

used when two people disagree even though they have heard each other