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Downloadable Skills Training Videos
Validation for beginners
If you want to know how to really improve your communication with an emotionally sensitive person, this is the training video for you. Validation for Beginners offers four easy steps to respond to your favorite sensitive person in a way that reduces painful reactions based on vulnerability, insecurity, or anger and increases trust and openness. Use these four steps to learn and practice validation until it becomes second nature. You will be more effective at disarming conflict. You will have a healthier relationship. You will even reduce your own stress as you become more calm and grounded in the face of emotional dysregulation. 51 minutes.
Mindfulness and Acceptance
Being present and open to what is happening in your life is enriching and affirming. We only live in the present moment; the past and the future are just thoughts in our heads. These practices that reduce stress and increase wellbeing so much that they have been embraced and developed in religious and spiritual traditions, as well as contemporary medicine and mental health approaches. Learn to develop mental clarity, concentration, and emotional balance through practices of mindfulness and acceptance. A daily practice reduces mental and emotional suffering, increases a sense of flourishing, and improves interpersonal relationships. With practice it becomes effortless–mindfulness is focused on the practice in daily life and not on the amount of time spent on the meditation cushion! 67 minutes.
Many of us were never taught to treating ourselves with compassion. Instead we learned that we had to set high standards for ourselves and push ourselves to meet these expectations if we ever wanted to achieve our life goals. We developed an inner critic that seemed to keep us going. Actually this inner critic is not always that helpful and it may even lead to a really unhealthy habit of criticizing and blaming self and then others when things don’t go as hoped and planned (which happens a lot in life). Noticing that we our suffering or disappointed or frustrated and NOT criticizing ourselves, but being compassionate instead, may be a giant step toward reducing our suffering. There is only one person available every day, wherever you are, for the rest of your life… available to treat you with compassion, kindness, patience, and love. That person is you. Understanding how to begin to be kind to yourself, and even to your own inner critic, is a powerful antidote to emotional distress and will actually support you to reach your goals even more effectively than that inner critic and be happier along the way. 76 minutes.
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