Escape the Drama Triangle
Are you tired of living in the limiting roles of Victim, Persecutor or Rescuer that make up the Dreaded Drama Triangle™ (also known as The Karpman Drama Triangle)? Then read more About TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) and the liberating roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach.
“There has got to be an alternative!” That is what David Emerald, a master facilitator and executive coach, said to himself after learning about the Karpman Drama Triangle from his therapist. He had sought counseling after a series of personal losses that left him feeling lost and searching for something better. The Karpman Drama Triangle roles of Victim, Rescuer and Persecutor clearly described the way he was feeling. But what Emerald really wanted was an escape from the Drama Triangle. He asked himself; “What is the alternative to these toxic drama-filled roles?”
Drawing from his nearly thirty years in leadership development, David created a powerful new triangle with three new roles: Creator, Challenger, and Coach. Emerald named this new triangle TED*, which stands for *The Empowerment Dynamic. TED* is a positive alternative to the stress-provoking roles of the drama triangle. Instead of focusing on what you don’t want and don’t like that produces the drama triangle found in the Karpman model, the TED* way of thinking focuses on what you really want and provides the tools to get you there. With TED*, forward action is based upon the magic of taking one Baby Step at a time—getting you closer to and clearer about what you want.
TED* helps you escape the drama triangle and create positive outcomes and choose empowered and resourceful responses to life experience.
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