Category: Communication & Conflict

Finding And Choosing A Therapist Who Works For You

Looking for a good fit, and profiting from your interactions with a therapist PLUS some warning signs Congratulations On Your Courage Although getting involved in therapy is more common than ever, it still takes courage to recognize you have a…

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Using Self-Talk to Stay Balanced In The Face Of Bullying/Verbal Attacks

Focus on what you CAN control during unpleasant interactions Self-talk is at the core of staying calm and in control in the face of difficult situations. Simply put, self-talk refers to the words and thoughts we say to ourselves. Even…

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Managers Tend To Ignore Bullying To The Detriment of Their Organizations, and Their Staff

Seven actionable things managers can do when they realize that bullying is going on on their watch A manager needs to bring plain old civility to the area which he controls and bring a peaceful working environment to an otherwise stress filled…

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Antidotes to Toxic Communication: Ten Prescriptions In A Nutshell

Toxic communication is often below the level of consciousness and can occur without intending Verbal abuse can take several forms. There’s the in your face yelling and swearing that we are all familiar with. Subtle verbal abuse is a bit…

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The Biggest Myth/Misconception About Communication? — Verbal, Nonverbal, Meharabian, Mehrabian

Verbal and Non-verbal Contributions To Meaning Poor old Albert Mehrabian. His research on the contributions of verbal and nonverbal components of communication are the most misunderstood, misattributed, and confused amongst all the communications discussions around the world. And what’s worse, they…

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The Myth of Constructive Criticism

It can be constructive or it can be criticism, but calling something both is a cop-out One of the great myths of modern pop communication is the notion that it’s possible to criticize someone — even bully them, provided we…