Have you ever gotten a fishing line all tangled up? You got so frustrated you just started yanking on the different loops of line, which of course made the knots and tangles even tighter and more difficult to untangle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could notice the minute you were starting to tangle things up in a discussion with your loved one?

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  • Date Written/Produced 2002
  • Duration 4 pages
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Often when someone else does something we don't like, it's easy to blame the other person. After all, we have all been trained to focus on fault when needs are not met. What can we do to shift that pattern?

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  • Date Written/Produced Circa 2007
  • Duration 2 pages
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Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice."

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  • Date Written/Produced 2000
  • Duration 3 pages
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Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate.

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  • Date Written/Produced 2000
  • Duration 8 pages
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Can you give me advice on what to do when people won't talk to me? I find it very difficult to discover what their needs are that aren't being met! Also, how can I be effective with people who don't actually want to think about why they're being the way they are?

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  • Date Written/Produced 05/20/2005
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Ask the Trainer: "I've been feeling frustrated and angry quite a bit lately over very simple things. Can you help me get to the root of my hidden needs?"

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  • Date Written/Produced Circa 2007
  • Duration 2 pages
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Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"

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  • Date Written/Produced 07/2008
  • Duration 00:21 hours:minutes
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Ask the Trainer: “I would like some suggestions on how to interact with a member of the practice group I started. This individual speaks and acts in a manner I interpret as angry and controlling.”

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  • Date Written/Produced Circa 2007
  • Duration 2 pages
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Ask the Trainer: "I feel a lot of fear or nervousness about approaching a neighbor who uses 'wastebasket talk.' Once she's engaged, there are only two techniques that interrupt the flow: leaving or interrupting."

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  • Date Written/Produced Circa 2007
  • Duration 3 pages
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Ask the Trainer: I feel overwhelmed thinking of writing to someone with cancer. What can I do?

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  • Date Written/Produced Circa 2007
  • Duration 00:06 hours:minutes
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    Ask the Trainer: I feel overwhelmed thinking of writing to someone with cancer. What can I do?
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