Non verbal validation is done with body motion, gaze, touch, voice tone, speed of body movement, hand motion, and facial expressions. These are some of the first emotional responses a new born receives from his or her primary caregiver.
These non verbal validation or emotional confirmation signals still carry power all through life. They are signals that convey belonging or rejection.
So what happens when the non verbal and verbal validation are aligned? How does it feel when a person receives social-emotional congruent confirmation and validation? Happy? Tingly? Relaxed? Is the brain bathed in feel good chemicals? Make eye contact and smile and laugh even-that is the start of validation and confirmation.