THE RELATION Of ASSISTANCE 


The Reformulation-Reflection.
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The reformulation-reflection

 It consists to paraphrase, or " to reflect " the communication which has just made the subject. One will benefit from what the person is at the end of a " period " (during which it expressed something) to take up the idea or the ideas that it has just emitted, by reformulating them in a manner such as the subject can recognize them. It is not enough to approve the person while saying " yes " from time to time, but to make so that the subject understands that the speaker understood. 
By there, one shows him that one thought " with him " and not " of him ". 

The simplest mode of reformulation is the answer-echo. One cannot often make the type of answer-echo, because the subject would have its attention waked up by a simple repetition, and in the final analysis would not see the trace of a real effort to understand it. 

The reformulation-reflection which uses other terms, regarded as equivalents for the subject, is already higher insofar as it shows the effort of comprehension. Answers of this kind start with the following formulas :

- Thus, according to you......
- You want to say that.....
- In other words.....
- A your opinion, therefore.... 

A mode a little more complex of reformulation-reflection, is reformulation - summary, which tends to translate essence for the subject. This manner of reformulating supposes that one seized the essence of what the person wanted to say, it is obviously capital to operate this reformulation from what is fundamental for the subject itself. It is besides there what differentiates the reformulation-reflection from interpretation or of the displacement of essence what can be regarded as a bad response to waitings of the person. Reaction of the subject on reformulation

- Thus, according to you......
- You want to say that.....
- In other words.....
- A your opinion, therefore.... 

A mode a little more complex of reformulation-reflection, is reformulation - summary, which tends to translate essence for the subject. This manner of reformulating supposes that one seized the essence of what the person wanted to say, it is obviously capital to operate this reformulation from what is fundamental for the subject itself. 

It is besides there what differentiates the reformulation-reflection from interpretation or of the displacement of essence what can be regarded as a bad response to waitings of the person. 

Reaction of the subject by report of reformulation

It is rare, in an interview, to intend the other to take an attitude which is neither an attitude of evaluation, neither a support attitude, neither a criticism, neither a discussion, nor a suggestion. 

The first felt feeling will be consequently a surprise, generally associated with a relief. This relief is stimulative for the subject, it leaves this one centered on its problem and what it tests rather than to center it on the person of the speaker or an effort to follow a debate which would be directed by the questions of the other. In response to reformulation and before launching out during a new time to continue to be expressed, the subject often tests the need to ratify the reflection of its thought which its interlocutor by expressions provides him like: " it is that, completely, absolutely, yes… ", of the answers until the speaker waits like signs of the quality of his reformulation.

                                                          Continuation : Reformulation-clarification 

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