Do you have difficulty making yourself heard or understood? Test the “mirroring” technique without further delay.
Communication is defined as the action of sharing information with others. If it often turns out to be fluid and natural, it sometimes happens that it is more difficult, or even stops. Fortunately, an astonishing technique allows us to renew the dialogue: it is mirroring. Explanations.
Synchronization, a natural movement
According to NLP experts (an acronym for neuro-linguistic programming), mirroring or synchronization is a natural phenomenon that makes us adjust to the other, putting ourselves on the same “frequency” and in the same dynamic as them.
Mirroring refers to becoming the “mirror” of others.
“When we enter into a relationship with someone, in a very unconscious and intuitive way, there is a synchronization that takes place, like one ine”, reveals Rebecca Ricchi, professional coach specializing in suffering at work, to Psychologies magazine.
If this phenomenon often happens naturally – many of us unconsciously reproduce the gestures, movements and expressions of others – it is possible to voluntarily reproduce the mirroring technique in order to facilitate exchanges / to be (finally) understood.
Good in his body, good in his head!
How to use the mirroring technique?
You simply need to synchronize with the person sitting in front of you by adopting their posture (sitting or standing, relaxed or toned), their intonation, their vocabulary, the rhythm and volume of their voice… and even his breathing.
To test the effectiveness of this synchronization, lower the volume of your voice, cross your legs… and check if the person opposite does the same. If so, bet won! According to NLP, this means that you have successfully mirrored.
Once communication is re-established, dialogue becomes fluid and virtuous again. The other person has more confidence, which leads to healthier and more constructive exchanges.