Ep. 79 - A Beginner’s Guide to Compassionate Communication - Stephanie Michele Sweigart

April 11, 2023

Compassionate communication expert, Stephanie Michele Sweigart M.S., CCC-SLP, joins us in this episode to share her wisdom on the subject. We discuss what compassionate communication is, the four-step framework, examples, resources, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (2:48) Stephanie’s Professional Journey
  • (8:08) Learning Compassionate Communication
  • (15:37) What is Compassionate Communication
  • (26:10) Blocks When Trying to Communicate Compassionately
  • (33:06) 4 Steps of the Compassionate Communication Framework
  • (54:00) Compassionate Communication Example
  • (1:07:00) How to Find More Info About Compassionate Communication

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Stephanie Michele founded and currently operates Golden State Speech Pathology Services, Inc., a small family-run NPA accredited by the California Department of Education since 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree and Master's degree from Bloomsburg University, in Pennsylvania and has presented at the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association (PSHA). Stephanie Michele has experience working in hospitals, providing speech and swallowing assessments and therapy in the acute care setting, and has also provided early intervention therapy to students in their homes, as well as to charter school and non-public school students.

She currently supervises SLP graduate clinicians during their CF as well as SLPAs. Stephanie Michele has supervised undergraduate clinicians abroad in Belize. Stephanie Michele takes great pride in volunteering with local organizations, ministries, nonprofit organizations, and charities to help individuals in various neighborhoods throughout California and across the globe with medical mission trips. Stephanie Michele is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and has developed a course to support SLPs/SLPAs in integrating mindfulness into their professional roles. She has developed the Golden State of Mind PD, professional development that offers CEUs. Stephanie Michele believes in the mission of The Center for Nonviolent Communication www.cnvc.org. And, she is a supporting member of the organization.



Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/golden.state.slp/   

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-sweigart013080/   

About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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