The framework and key concepts of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)™ include essential tools that support individuals, professionals and organizations in identifying limiting roles (the Dreaded Drama Triangle)™ and how to replace them with more resourceful ways of thinking, relating and working together.
At the heart of TED* is learning to shift from reacting to choosing our response to life events. The Empowerment Dynamic is the antidote to the Drama Triangle, (first described by Stephen Karpman, MD) and its three toxic roles:
- Victim – the focal-point role of the Karpman Drama Triangle. Victims feel powerless over their life, react to their experience and do not take responsibility for their actions, finding it easier to blame circumstances (or others). (Watch David’s video on the Victim Role in the Dreaded Drama Triangle)
- Persecutor – the person, condition or circumstance that dominates the focus and reactivity of the Victim. The Persecutor seeks to control the Victim through blame, criticism or coercion. (Watch David’s video on the Persecutor Role in the Dreaded Drama Triangle)
- Rescuer – the “savior” for the Victim that intervenes to fix, take care of, or relieve the fear and anxiety of the Victim. In doing so, the Rescuer reinforces the powerlessness of the Victim. (Watch David’s video on the Rescuer Role in the Dreaded Drama Triangle)
Learn more about how a whole new set of relationship dynamics become possible when you shift to TED* roles.
- Creator—the central role in The Empowerment Dynamic moves from reacting to choosing. (Watch David’s video on the Creator Role in TED*)
- Challenger—is focused on learning and growth, holding a Creator accountable while encouraging learning, action, and next steps. (Watch David’s video on the Challenger Role in TED*)
- Coach—asks questions in place of telling people what to do. (Watch David’s video on the Coach Role in TED*)
- Make Shifts Happen—Adopt a new mindset and approach to life’s circumstances.
Applying TED*—Start applying TED* principles to your life and relationships and escape the drama triangle. Use the TED* Workbook; read from the TED* Library, TED* Thoughts blog and the TED* Letter ezine; enjoy the TED* audio and video files; take part in a TED* educational event; share TED* Twitter and Facebook posts. Escape the Dreaded Drama Triangle. Choose choice and TED* today!