“Know when to step away! You can always return later.”
Today’s Episode – Mastering Communication
As requested by our listeners, today, we discuss effective communication. Mastering communication at home and at work, comes with a set of prerequisite. Becoming a, ‘communication ninja,’ requires commitment to a positive outcome, and the ability to know when to step away when the conversation turns negative. Possessing some level of insight, along with a personal commitment to make adjustments in your own communication style, is absolutely compulsory.
Dr David Burns
The Cognitive Behavioural approach to communication is an ideal starting point for anyone with a desire to improve their communication style. Today, we discuss several techniques outlined by Dr. David Burns, a leading Psychiatrist in the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In our episode, we discuss a series of communication skills outlined in his resource guide, “The Feeling Good Handbook,“ one of many skill sets effective in managing mood and anxiety.
In his work, Dr. Burns makes a direct link between dysphoric mood and ineffective communication. As part of the healing process, having tools to communicate your thoughts and feelings to significant others, along with those we have close contact with at the office, is both emotionally healing, and improves intimacy.
The, “Feeling Good Handbook,” is an excellent resource for learning the basics of effective communication for all types of relationships, at home and work.