Winter Mental Health Survival Tips


Interview with Dr. Colleen Cira:

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, so she has worked with hundreds of people struggling with a family of origin issues.

Talking Points from Dr. Cira
On Holiday Survival Tips:

  • Know your limits! We all have a tendency to go on auto-pilot from time to time, especially when we’re stressed out and/or are limited on our emotional bandwidth. So wake up and check yourself! How are you feeling about spending time with your family? What can you handle? What would feel good versus simply obligatory? Once you do that, you can set yourself up for more success and Holiday happiness 🙂 Continue reading “Winter Mental Health Survival Tips”

Difficult Business Relationships: Exploring Solutions

Interview: Carol Barkes

Here’s some talking points on what Carol Barkes would say on an interview about problematic business relationships:

  • Many questions are about change management and there are some simple neuroscience techniques to make this easier for everyone.
  • Still others are about workload and fairness, which is actually the leading cause of workplace stress. Talking about this is one of the best ways to save businesses money. In fact, annually US businesses lose over $300 billion in financial resources due to stress. Continue reading “Difficult Business Relationships: Exploring Solutions”

How Does Envy Affect Us?

Interview Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes’ area of expertise is neuroscience-based conflict resolution, communication, and negotiation.  She has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX, in the Wall Street Journal and is the best selling author of Success Breakthroughs with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul Author).  Continue reading “How Does Envy Affect Us?”

How to Best Reconcile After an Argument

Reconciling after an argument is largely a byproduct of a combination of techniques and skill development.  After mediating 1000’s of cases with disputing parties, Carol Barkes is certain about the following:

1)  There is no such thing as constructive criticism.  It is just criticism. Instead, try using a complaint that is focused on the problem rather than criticism of what the other person did.  This makes it less personal and puts the two parties on the same side of the table with the conflict on the other side.

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