Creating Empathic Connection

November 24, 2021
Hosted by Arleen Maiorano, LCSW-R, LP

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With my guest David B. Alexander, we discussed the essential elements of empathic communication, specifically focusing on Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication approach, and Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt's Imago Relationship Therapy. Topics include Mirroring and Observations, Validation and Needs, Empathy and Feelings, and Behavior Change Requests, principles that apply to all of our 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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