Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > Counselling 06 May 2003 The eight commandments of emotional support Pierre Brouard's eight commandments of emotional support can be applied by HIV/Aids counsellors. 0 Pin It Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Real-life story: HIV is not a death sentence Helping HIV-positive kids in South Africa The eight commandments of emotional support - by Pierre Brouard Be non-judgemental Be empathetic Don’t give advice Don’t ask why Don’t take responsibility for the other person’s problems Don’t interpret Stick with the here and now Deal with feelings first More in Medical Pre- and post- HIV test counselling More: HIV/AidsCounselling advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Drug-resistant bacteria cause stubborn infections Lifestyle Your 'bacteria types' are as individual as you are Medical Belgian doctors transplant windpipes Mental health Football players' brains take a beating Parenting Researchers discover how sperm and eggs 'hook up' Medical Free samples may lead to expensive prescriptions From our sponsors Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.