Do your clients experience repetitive, hostile, controlling verbiage? Do you advise them to speak up for themselves or to just ignore it? In this program you will find out why these approaches can perpetuate attack-defend or pursue-distance cycles. Instead, four verbal strategies will be demonstrated that disarm random attacks and the backlash from being assertive. Diverse threads of hypnotic syntax, martial arts, neuroscience, and scripture will be woven into strategies that prepare people for dominance behavior in any setting.
*Give clients empowering strategies that manage others’ emotions.
*Use survival systems that SEEK, CARE, and PLAY to override biological tendencies to FIGHT, FLEE, and PANIC.
*Apply cell phone technology to create scripts that turn insults inside out.
a). Compose empowering responses that Affirm, Ask questions, Actively listen, and use Hypnotic syntax and Humor.
b). Identify the neurochemicals that drive rage, fear, and panic, vs seeking, caring, and play.
c). Analyze the origin of dominance behavior in intimate relationships, families, peer groups, and the workplace.
d). Explain how empowering strategies help meet ethical standards for behavioral health practitioners.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT
Material Author(s): Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT
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