Being a psychological hostage (and how to avoid it!)
January 15, 2021
Hosted by Amy Carroll
In this episode my guest and I take a deep dive into the concept of self mastery, the importance of bonding and connecting in any hostile situation and how to avoid becoming a psychological hostage at home or at work! Dr. Kohlrieser explains how applying the same techniques he has used in real-life hostage situations, to psychological hostage taking in daily life, can reduce fear and the sense of helplessness while boosting creativity. If you've ever felt like a hostage to a boss, colleague, spouse or even yourself (feeling anger, regret or shame), tune in to learn what provokes these feelings and how to liberate yourself!
Partner Up! with Amy Carroll
Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time/4 PM CET on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Up-level your communication to get more of what you want, more easily with less difficulty using a no-nonsense, user friendly approach. Partner Up! with Amy Carroll promises playful, engaging and inspiring exchanges with guests and your participation.
I share my knowledge and experience (successes and failures), to increase internal awareness and external skills for improved self-management in high pressure, interpersonal exchanges. The goal is to repair relationships, neutralize conflict and better handle it when it occurs.
My focus is on body language, voice, words and mindset to support communication. Exposing my vulnerabilities, I share real life stories and challenges to encourage bravery, confidence and inspire action. You will be curious, intrigued and entertained, gaining insights and readily applicable techniques, tips and tricks. “Make your partner look good!” is my life philosophy. I believe this can make us happier, kinder and sexier human beings!
As a communication trainer, keynote speaker, author and coach, I specialize in leadership, influence and emotional mastery. One of youngest in a family of 7, I had a habit of picking fights (even with bosses) and got away with it for many years! By the time I reached my late teens, this was causing havoc in my life.
My sister Pat helped me to see I was the common denominator in each of these conflicts. This insight led to my epiphany and was the catalyst for the career I have today.
Years later, Pat developed the communication model: Predator, Prey, Partner(R) helping people to eliminate conflict in their lives. I spent 35 years mastering my Partner attitude and behaviors. The last 20 years on training leaders and teams, offering them instantly applicable skills and mindset to communicate mutual respect and manage themselves under pressure to be the best Partners they can be.
My understanding of the human psyche is extensive. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I’m a Professional Certified Coach and Master Practitioner of NLP and author of “The Ego Tango, How to Get More of What You Want, More Often with Less Hassle.” Along with the help of the improvisational theatre philosophy, “Make your partner look good,” I create newsletters, blogs, webinars and podcasts reinforcing powerful and effective skills for life. I work cross culturally, around the globe, online and ready to share the universality of this approach.