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Many things have an operating system. When you understand the system you can improve how it works or use it more effectively. Computers are often used as a metaphor to explain why the operating system is important. At the heart of a computer is its operating system (think i0S, Windows or Linux), which actually runs […]
People generally have good intentions but often fail to act on what they say they really want. That aligns with what we hear in our Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)™ workshops. When participants learn about the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT)™ and the more resourceful TED* framework, they want to immediately end the drama in […]
This week we want to share more about the Persecutor role in the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT)™. To the Victim, the Persecutor is the “problem” that they are reacting to. It could be a person or circumstance. A health condition, for example, is often seen as a Persecutor. In this essay we are describing the […]
There are some things that are a fact of life. Gravity for example. You don’t resist the law of gravity. You accept that gravity stops you from flying. You can’t jump that high, so you don’t even try. When you accept a fact of life, such as the law of gravity, it liberates you from […]
For several years we have committed to taking time off right after Christmas and the New Year. This year we are grateful for a winter vacation where there was sun and warm weather. This allowed us to stop working, truly relax and recharge so we can return refreshed and ready to be of service. Retreating […]
Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution and discovered within a short time that you had already broken it? Most of us have and late night comedians even joke about it. Why is breaking New Year’s resolutions such a common experience? Think about the nature of many New Year’s resolutions. They usually sound something […]
Wherever you are in the world and whatever your faith tradition, may this time of celebration reveal your true light within. May you awaken to the light——the Creator within you—— and allow it to come forth from the shadows of life’s drama. When we transform our own drama and step into our Creator self, we […]
If you are person who spends most of your time thinking about others and how you can be helpful, you might be caught in the need-to-please trap. We are familiar with this predicament. We were raised in families with completely different backgrounds, but we both decided at an early age that being helpful and pleasing […]
People tell us the reason they like learning about the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT)™ and TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)™ is because it helps them to become more aware of themselves in the moment. If they can catch themselves in the moment, they tell us, there’s a better chance they will choose a more resourceful way […]
As recovering Rescuers, we have both struggled with asking for help and support. Our job is to help everyone else, not focus on ourselves. And if we need help, our wrong-headed reasoning convinces us that there must be something wrong with us that we would need support. When we resist asking for support, it is […]
Being resentful or unable to forgive and forget can be a lot of work. As we enter the holiday season of Thanksgiving here in the US, it is likely you, or someone you know, will be visiting family or friends where old drama stories are still running your life or their life. When a hurt […]
The events of the recent past have called forth this week’s heartfelt essay. Events not only include the horrific attacks in Paris, they also include the killings in Beirut days earlier and the thousands of people fleeing their homelands because of war. The relentless news coverage of deplorable violence have also had an impact on […]
In the last two weeks most people who live in the Northern Hemisphere of the United States moved their clocks back one hour and came off of Daylight Savings Time. We forgot to change all of our clocks, which caused some confusion for us. Donna thought she was late for an appointment, only to discover […]
The term “shadow” was first used by the famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung to describe the part of us that we deny or keep hidden. There’s a darker shadow, which are those parts of us that can be negative. However, we also have a lighter, or golden shadow, which are our natural gifts that we […]
For some of us food has become a real drama-story, especially during the holidays. Both Donna and David have their own food-drama, so it’s a great pleasure to share this guest essay from McKenzie Zajonc, MS, CN, LMHCA an award-winning nutritionist, and lover of the TED* framework. (Oh, and Donna’s daughter.) We are all eaters. […]
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Beware of the Drama Triangle in Client Relationships
By David C. Knoch
As we think about it more, we may realize that at the times we find ourselves operating at our best, we are not actually helping clients solve problems, but instead helping them achieve their ideal outcomes….
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