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Making Hostile Words Harmless: A Guide to the Power of Positive Speaking For Helping Professionals and Their Clients
Making Hostile Words Harmless: A Guide to the Power of Positive Speaking For Helping Professionals and Their Clients by Cohen-Posey 0470281944 9780470281949
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Making Hostile Words Harmless: A Guide to the Power of Positive Speaking For Helping Professionals and Their Clients by Cohen-Posey

Making Hostile Words Harmless contains skills that change lives. Everyone who reads this book will wish they had read it years and years ago. Highly recommended. -Stephen R. Lankton, MSW, DAHB, DCSW, Editor, American Journal of Clinical HypnosisAncient wisdom and sound therapeutic practice meet current challenges for making the hostile harmless. In this book, Kate Cohen-Posey provides a pragmatic therapeutic posture illustrated by heaps of helpful one-line examples with potential benefits for clients and therapists alike. -George W. Burns, Clinical PsychologistDirector, Milton H. Erickson Institute of Western AustraliaKate Cohen-Posey has written a delightful book to help clients create reframes, positive responses, and alternative perspectives to the negative comments of others. If people read this book, who knows, maybe civility with a touch of humor will break out. -William J. Matthews, PhD, Editor, Current Thinking and Research in Brief TherapyA groundbreaking new guide introducing a creative and positive approach for dealing with difficult people Making Hostile Words Harmless creatively offers therapists and their clients a unique collection of effective exercises and bully-busting responses guaranteed to defuse difficult exchanges. Based on the martial art of Aikido- the way of harmony-as a model to teach the verbal arts of confirming, inquiring, understanding, and evoking, this unique book: Helps professionals and their clients learn empowering skills that will enable them to deal with negative verbiage and hurtful words Presents an?easy-to-remember acronym, a??AAAH,a?? for neutralizing negativity: Acting-as-if, Asking questions, Active listening, and Hypnotic and?humorous responses Offers sample dialogues, case vignettes, and other?tools for using this approach Infused with wisdom and a strong dose of humor, Making Hostile Words Harmless presents a unique combination of ancient philosophy and current psychology that offers antidotes to venomous communication with the goal of ending word warfare.

Author: Cohen-Posey

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 208

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2008-04-14

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