Health Implications And Asking Questions

December 12, 2011

As a student of the mind/body connection, I’ve been fascinated with understanding how my patients organize their internal worlds and what connection, if any, there might be to the health problems they deal with.

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How To Respond To People’s Projections

December 9, 2011

Psychological projection is “a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people.

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From Necessity to Possibility – Ask The Right Questions

November 23, 2011

In the art of persuasion, context specific modes of operation are what concern us, in that a person expressing limitation invites our interest in going deeper, whereas a person expressing possibility might engage our curiosity about ourselves.

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What I Said To The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (pt 3)

August 24, 2011

In other words, ‘doctors who listen misses the target of creating an identifiable brand worth of our profession and capable of building mindshare around our identity.

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When The Leader Stops Leading – Dealing With The Disempowered

June 29, 2011

Until you uncover the meaning of the blockage, all you can do is struggle with it. My advise: Stop struggling for a bit, accept the unacceptable and turn this into a deep structure investigation.

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You Can Respond To Dark Thoughts With The Positive Argument

June 10, 2011

Note, I didn’t say the positive argument to him, since that would simply be arguing. No, I said it to myself, in order to keep my mind open instead of closed, and my emotional state engaged instead of defensive. And it was invigorating. I wanted him to keep going.

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Find Common Ground With A Flexible, Not Fixed, Focus

April 22, 2011

When we, as people, stand apart and emphasize our differences, no solution to our problems is possible, because nobody cooperates with anybody who seems to be against them. But when we find a way to stand together on some common ground, we can resolve any differences that face us,

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Dealing With Someone Who Has Already Made Up Their Mind

April 18, 2011

If someone has obviously already arrived at a decision or conclusion, you can ask how he got there. Listen for the thought process involved—you may be able to trigger that same process to help the person arrive at a different decision. Knowing how he thinks can help you cater your approach and reach that click.

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