Resolve Conflict, Release the Past, and Assert Your Needs Gracefully
Respond to Difficult, Angry, and Upset People Gracefully and Nonviolently
Category: Use the exercises in the section "Respond to Difficult, Angry, and Upset People Gracefully and Nonviolently" to protect yourself during conflict without violating your principles, to build your personal power from bad situations, and to create great outcomes from train wrecks. Use them to find resolutions that acknowledge your own part in the conflicts you experience, and to help you work toward true resolution of both inner conflicts and outer conflicts. Use them to redeem bad situations by empathizing, preparing effective strategies, and detaching yourself emotionally until you can do something concrete.
Break Free from Limitations Imposed by Others by Managing Both the Situation and Yourself
Category: Use the exercises in the section "Break Free from Limitations Imposed by Others by Managing Both the Situation and Yourself" to handle negative, limiting, and abusive relationships in a powerful and effective way to protect yourself, increase your options, and generate a positive, constructive outcome. Use them to rethink and reframe difficult interactions and situations in such a way that your actions enhance your freedom of choice, growth, opportunities, and connectedness. Use them to thoughtfully determine whether the most effective way to overcome disempowering communications is to confront them directly, prepare for confronting them strategically in the future, or simply to change your own reactions to them.
Respond to Specific Drama from Your Center; Act from Your Deepest Wisdom
Category: Use the exercises in the section "Respond to Specific Drama from Your Center; Act from Your Deepest Wisdom" to handle your current people problems from an empowered, centered, and thoughtful point of view. Use them to release yourself from the drama surrounding difficult situations so that you can handle them with the wisdom of your higher self. These exercises help you redeem difficult situations by empathizing, seeking wisdom, and detaching yourself. Use them to develop the habit of thoughtfulness and intentionality in all your relationships.
Build Great Relationships, and Resolve Difficulties with Other People
Broader Category: Use the exercises referenced through the section "Build Great Relationships, and Resolve Difficulties with Other People" to be fully present and complete with your relationships with other people, both current and in the past. Use them to solve problems and resolve issues in difficult situations, but also use them to build deeper relationships that provide better emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and energetic support for both you and the other people in your life. Use them to transform negative situations into opportunities that are rich in positive potential.
Develop New Habits for Bringing Thoughtful Balance into Difficult Situations
Category: Use the exercises in the section "Develop New Habits for Bringing Thoughtful Balance into Difficult Situations" to find your center in situations that typically upset you or cause you to lose your cool. Use them to find wiser alternatives to your knee-jerk reactions and to practice them mentally so that they become your new habit. Use them to lower the level of heat in your life so that you constantly approach conflict in a gentle, thoughtful, empathic fashion.
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