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The Weeping WillowEncounters with Grief$
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Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325379

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.001.0001

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Body Language

Body Language

The Clarity Of Affective Communication

Chapter:
(p.127) 20 Body Language
Source:
The Weeping Willow
Author(s):

Lynne Dale Halamish

Doron Hermoni

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0020

This chapter discusses the importance of the clarity of affective communication. It describes the case of Safra, a psychologist who had chosen to work with support groups for cancer victims, and who had come to the author for supervision. The chapter discusses the author's realization of Safra's message through her body language. It explains that paying attention to body language can offer an invaluable window into what a person is really communicating.

Keywords:   affective communication, psychologist, cancer victims, support groups, body language

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