Tag: emptying the emotional jug
Ferguson’s protesters are united in wanting to be heard; not counseled, consoled or seeing Michael Brown’s death continue as a daily backdrop for lawyers, politicians, pundits and others who began looting the community’s sorrow even faster than those who pillaged groceries, liquor and electronics.
Robin William's greatest contribution may be helping people who are the least trained — the closest of family and friends — learn to help loved ones who are anxious, depressed or struggling with the impact of trauma.
Columnist Armstrong Williams struggles with the suicide of a close friend and how to help prevent suicide. That has a lot to do with learning to listen, rather than giving advice, when someone you care about is feeling sad, scared, angry, or hopeless.
Tadd Romney’s threat to “take a swing” at President Obama following Tuesday’s Presidential debate may be a sign his “emotional jug” is leaking. Here’s a chance for Mitt Romney to offer his oldest son some relief and a helpful exercise for the rest of us too.
Is technology helping couples and families hear everything but each other? An exercise from a leading relationship and marriage education program helps make it safe to confide emotions.
When someone you love has experienced a traumatic or stressful event, listening is much more important than talking. It Gets Better begins with listening. Following these four steps may save a life.
Shouldn’t a true role model working as a flight attendant have used practical skills to deal with an agitated passenger? Curious after reading about Steven Slater’s ride down the emergency slide, I checked in with experts at PAIRS Foundation to learn more about how the upset worker could have successfully dealt with the frustrating situation, rather than losing his cool and, possibly, his career.
Is technology helping couples and families hear everything but each other? Learning to listen with empathy deepens love and makes it safe for others to confide.
Law enforcement, military and others involved in protecting America’s neighborhoods, security, and borders learn powerful skills to be effective in their careers. Sadly, those same skills that enable many to keep our nation’s homes, families and children safe too often cause these professionals to lose their own. For children especially, the price of that sacrifice may be paid over the course of their lives. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. With a fraction of the effort and time it takes to develop skills to succeed in protecting our communities and nation, police officers, soldiers and others involved in security fields can learn practical skills and strategies for succeeding as husbands, wives, fathers and mothers.
Strategies and tips for people living, learning, playing, or working with a bully.
For many, the most meaningful gift we can give each other is the gift of listening with empathy, with our heart. Learning to listen with empathy to those closest to us is a gift that offers a lifetime of rewards.