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Almost Awakened: 043: Mirror, Validate, and Have Empathy

Today we dive into how to handle conflict differently. The conversation centers around what is needed to help people get out of lizard brain and to help another to feel heard creating the space needed to keep a conflict from devolving. The conversation helps us understand how fear affected us hundreds of thousands of years ago and how we evolved to create new mechanisms of fear when we created language, gossip, and myth. The conversation helps us see that if we really want a different result that we need to enter the conflict doing it differently.


The Imago Method to handle conflict
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
Imago Relationship Therapy
Evolutionary psychology explains how humans evolved to become gossips
Inside the science of bitchiness and how it helped humans thrive
On the Origin of Shame


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