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CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

In our hearts we want to help, but sometimes we don’t know what words to use.

Here are a few tips to help when connecting with others.

SEE THEIR WORLD

“Tell me your version of the story…”  

To cognitively understand what someone is saying and see it from their point of view.


APPRECIATE THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS WITHOUT JUDGEMENT

“I didn’t see it like that… tell me more so I can understand…”

For us to connect, we need to see the person as a human being – someone who is valuable in their own right. To embrace their discomfort and our own.


UNDERSTAND FEELINGS

“I sense you are feeling angry, is there anything I can do…”


Acknowledging what you or someone may be feeling. We may need to get in touch with our emotions in order to truly connect with another person’s feelings.


COMMUNICATE UNDERSTANDING

“I don’t know what to say, but I’m really glad you told me.”

To have someone feel like they are understood – that they are seen and heard.

“Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection.”

Brene Brown

Each Aspen tree within a colony is connected by a single root pattern that thrives beneath the surface of the soil. Aspen Strong aims at creating a community that cultivates interdependence and strength, replicating its very own,
the Aspen tree.

 

We are ALL

Strong Connections. Strong Minds. Strong Community.

When you build connections within your community and within yourself,
you develop a voice that can make a difference.

Each Aspen tree within a colony is connected by a single root pattern that thrives beneath the surface of the soil. Aspen Strong aims at creating a community that cultivates interdependence and strength, replicating its very own,
the Aspen tree.

 

We are ALL

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