Jun 17, 2021
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the thought of having a difficult or in-depth conversation with either a loved one, coworker, or friend? It can be a daunting task when we really need to sit down and address an important issue or express how we feel.
The struggle often comes from our initial approach. Many times we jump straight into the conversation causing the other person to respond to it as a threat. This awakens the fight or flight response causing the other person to not respond in the way we had hoped.
In today’s episode, I sit down with Dr. Sarah Rattray, who is a Psychologist and expert in building healthy relationships as she explains the process we should use when we approach any conversation regardless of who it is with. She explains how to approach the other person so that they do not feel threatened and feel open to having a meaningful conversation.
From timing to showing gratitude before we engage, to giving our partner notice of what we want to talk about, Dr. Rattray gives us a clear guide to follow and lays out examples for us to see how the process works. Whether you struggle with communication or just have some frustrating moments that pop up once in a while, your conversation skills will benefit from this conversation.
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