A Counseling Skills Experiment As with all new skills, time and practice make a difference. The micro-skills used in counseling are no different. Practicing skills even in social conversation offers insight into the effects of applying these skills so that you can use them intentionally in counseling. Intentionally use one of this week’s micro-skills ( attending skills, encouragers, a reflection of content, or reflection of feelings ) in a social conversation with a friend or co-worker. In 3 or 4 paragraphs describe what happened and identify the impact that using this micro-skill had upon the interaction. Be specific.