Better Than a Stick in the Eye: A Method for Resolving Conflicts and Bringing about Changes in Marriages, Families, and the Workplace

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AuthorHouse, 2009 - Business & Economics - 163 pages
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Many of the people I counseled would ask what they could do if they got stuck, again. They wanted to know if there was something they could do on their own instead of coming back to counseling. They asked me to give them some background on how I was able to help them resolve their conflicts and provide them with a step-by-step guide to repair their relationships again. This book is the response to that request. The book is based on the ZG method which I used in counseling for over ten years. This isn't a book of helpful hints from some expert; rather it promotes change by asking future-oriented questions so the participants can find their own solutions. Following this method is as simple as following the script with over thirty sample questions to choose from. Directions are given on what to say and what not to say. Other parts of the book stress how to stay positive and utilize a person's strengths through the whole process. The theory behind the ZG method is discussed and the actual mechanics of the method are explained in great detail. The book talks about positive change and how to bring it about, using many examples. It explains in great detail, using a step-by-step format, how to use the ZG method at home and in the workplace to resolve conflicts. Another advantage of using this method is that it doesn't go to the past and revisit past hurts, so it isn't a painful experience. Whether you need to work on your own relationships or you would like to help someone else with relationship conflicts, this book is very helpful.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
An Interactive TogetherHelp Book
9
Laying the Groundwork for Success
40
Sample Questions
48
How to Use the ZG Method
72
How to Use the ZG Method
87
Maintaining the Change
107
Tough Cases
116
Scaling Questions
122
Sample Questions for Use at Home
128
Questions for Use at Work
154
Questions for Workplace Teams
162
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