Consider the saying to “stand in someone else’s shoes".

Mirroring is often used to establish and enhance the relationship between two people. The goal of mirroring is not imitation of movements, postures, facial expressions and gestures, but to achieve a sense of connection and understanding between the client and practitioner. This is also a form of non-verbal, right hemisphere communication that naturally occurs in secure attachment relationships. Mirroring in relationships can also be called ‘attunement’.

Mirroring allows individuals to feel heard, understood and validated.

Alexandra Lederman