Engaging the Observer is a holistic communication technique that allows you to access the non-judgmental or higher/non-ego self. This is essential in the Transpersonal Caring process and in holistic communication. Communication in nursing may be therapeutic and therapeutic communication skills are prerequisites for holistic communication. However, the focus in Holistic Nursing is to move from a therapeutic model to a holistic model of communicating. Apply the technique of Engaging your Observer.
Write a one-page essay describing the distinguishing characteristics of holistic communication and give an example.
Explain what tools enhance holistic communication. In addition, describe how you would engage your observer. Then, identify an example of how you would apply this technique when encountering a difficult or emotionally charged situation with either a patient, family member, or colleague.