Guest Blog Feature: Heather Fraelick, LMT & Facilitator of The Art of Letting Go: A Myofascial Self-Care Workshop
Heather offers her incredible self-care classes (as demonstrated above) at Tribe on the 4th Thursdays of every month from 7-9pm in addition to operating a private practice in massage therapy in Chicago. We sat down to learn about what inspires, influences and informs this community member.
Elegant Solutions through Collaborative Problem Solving (Part V of a Five-Part Series about Clean Living)
with Guest Blogger Aline Defiglia LCSW
Two people were studying in a small, stuffy room in a University library. One person wanted the window open, one person wanted it closed. Instead of focusing on solutions, (whether the window would be opened or closed) they concentrated on needs and resolved the problem by coming up with another alternative- opening a window in the next room. This provided fresh air for the person who wanted it and, at the same time, prevented the north wind from blowing directly on the person who objected to being in a strong draft.
Is it really possible to craft a win/win method of solving many of the most entrenched interpersonal issues we face? Can we be released from….
win/lose CAPITULATION and DOMINATION?
lose/lose DENIAL and AVOIDANCE?
Collaborative problem solving requires the use of listening skills, assertion skills, and the 1-2-3 dialogue or conflict resolution method. Let’s go through the six-step process step by step. Pay attention to the common pitfalls of using this method!