Speech Day: Psychologist advises Nigerians to Watch their Speeches
Ajiboye, who works at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
He quoted Proverbs 15:1, saying “a soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger”.
“In psychology, there is a concept called ‘talking cure’. It is therapeutic in nature to help individuals or group overcome their sufferings or health challenges.
“However, a critical comment in the concept of ‘High Expressed Emotions’ can make a mental health patient who is recovering fast to relapse.”
“How the word was spoken; when the word was spoken; where the word was spoken and what are the contents or tune of what has been spoken.”
NAN reports that the first World Speech Day took place on March 15, 2016 and the theme for the 2019 is “World Citizenship”.