TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)™ is a positive alternative to the Drama Triangle, which was first described by Stephen Karpman, MD. The Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT)™ is comprised of three roles: Victim (the primary role), Persecutor (which the Victim blames for their suffering); and the Rescuer (who steps in to try and take away the Victim’s suffering). People shift in and out of all three roles in this Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT).
TED* is *The Empowerment Dynamic – a set of relationships or roles that offer an alternative to the drama triangle and to living life as a Victim. TED* inspires the realization that choice can lead to a positive approach to life’s challenges.
In David Emerald’s simple yet engaging book, The Power of TED*, three characters have a life-changing conversation on a beach. What emerges from this illustrated teaching story is an empowered and resourceful way of thinking, relating and living that increases our ability to create outcomes and to make choices – whatever our circumstances.