Creating Effective Communication

January 4, 2022
Hosted by Arleen Maiorano, LCSW-R, LP

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In this episode my guest Jordan Dann and I will focus on the System for Analyzing Verbal Communication, or SAVI, developed by Yvonne Agazarian and Anita Simon. SAVi is a communication tool that provides a systematic, objective analysis of what makes conversations succeed or fail. It focuses not on what we say, but on how we say it. SAVI uses a Red/Yellow/Green schema to pinpoint patterns of interaction that will either create the possibility that our message will get through accurately and effectively, or create the possibility that we will be locked in a negative cycle of blame and self-defense. We will discuss the implications of this theory for developing positive interactions in our human relationships.

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I am a couples therapist and believe deeply in the healing power of relationships. I believe that we repeat our childhood trauma with the person we connect to and love, and that if we learn to manage our reactions differently, we can begin to heal that trauma. To do this, we have to hear our partner's side, instead of instinctively defending ourselves and fighting for our side. Of course, this has to go both ways, and we then heal when we mutually experience the generosity of the other. Ask Arlo releases new episodes every month on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Arleen Maiorano, LCSW-R, LP

Arleen Maiorano, LCSW-R, LP

Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, LP, DCSW, Columbia University, is certified in Gestalt, EMDR and Imago Relationship Therapy, has trained in Interactive Group Therapy and integrates these modalities into her work with individuals, couples and groups. “My emphasis is on the healing power of relationships, on the belief that when we meet with fullness and openness, with genuine and unreserved acceptance, we create the ground from which all healing takes place.”

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