Verbal Aikido: The 3 steps

Useful postures to de-escalate tension…

1. Focus on me – getting centered in an emergency

      ► Make space between stimulus and response to connect with self

2. Focus on you – getting to the meaning of their expression
  ► Give your partner the space to be understood

3. Focus on us – exploring potentially harmonious directions
  ► Use your understanding to transform difficulties into opportunities

Verbal Aikido: The 3 steps