There is a major difference between “That was stupid of me” and “I could have put that more elegantly.” Would you rather identify yourself as stupid or elegant?
There is a critical difference between being struck by lightning vs. a lightning bug. Words matter!
Crisis negotiation must engage all concerned parties toward a peaceful, elegant solution; not a stupid, violent end. The difference lies in language choices. As part of the Police Negotiation Cadre, it is your responsibility to monitor your own language choices and to learn what you can about a citizen in crisis from their manner of communication.
High-stakes negotiating is like walking on fire. Like fire walkers, police negotiators must maintain a heightened mental state to avoid getting burned. But maintaining such a state day-to-day wears on both mental and physical health. The challenge is to remain calm and protect yourself from the detriments of stress.
A related challenge is to protect other parties to the negotiation. It is imperative to choose the right words to get desired results. Then to infuse those words with an energy that accurately projects your meaning and purpose. The difference is as profound as being struck by lightning versus a lightning bug!
Effective negotiation is a dynamic process of reading and projecting both verbal and nonverbal communications. Dr. Kweethai will walk you through the fire of conflict; emerging calm and peaceful.
This workshop has been designed specifically for the Hong Kong Police Negotiation Cadre; professionals engaged in dispute resolution and crisis management.
Negotiation in crisis situations puts as much stress on the body as long, steady distance training (like running, swimming or biking), but with none of the benefits. Imagine being able to relax your mind and body within just a few minutes, enabling you to continue your work with energy and focus. But that is only a short-term benefit. Imagine releasing the negativity you have accumulated via close contact with people in crisis. With a few simple strategies you can retain health of mind, body and spirit despite daily doses of severe stress.
Hypnosis is mostly relaxation and focus. For people who work in fragmented, frenetic, stressful circumstances, that would be enough benefit to make this workshop valuable.
An added benefit is that, with regular practice, you can learn to center yourself, to maintain compassion yet avoid being sucked into the vortex of other peoples’ trauma, drama or crisis.
Negotiation relies heavily on language choice. People in crisis use language that reflects what they think of themselves. The language a negotiator uses in response can either reinforce a negative sense of self or gently apply the brakes to the downward spiral, opening the person in pain and despair to more positive alternatives.
Learn to revise negative expressions and actions into positive alternatives. But do not attempt the heavy lifting all by yourself. As you help revise someone’s language toward the positive, be prepared to be amazed at positive alternatives arising from their subconscious mind.
Learn how to convert avoidance strategies to approach strategies (getting what you want instead of simply avoiding what you do not want). If you don’t what you want, it doesn’t matter what you get. For most people in crisis, they simply want the downward spiral to end. A key negotiation strategy is to help such persons conceive an upward strategy; a way out of their pain and suffering. It all starts with language.
Dr. Kweethai is a master of oral communication. A quick intellect that alternates seamlessly between the forest and the trees, she conceives creative insights leading to innovative solutions. As a highly successful hypnotherapist, she daily negotiates conflict within her clients; in the process teaching them communication skills that lead to fundamental changes in their life.
Dr. Kweethai is a Board Director for the Tarrant County Association of Mediators in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. She speaks regularly on topics related to intra- and interpersonal communication. (She is also a Fire Walking Instructor.)
Dr. Kweethai left a university post as Chair of Health Studies on a search that ended with founding iHealth Center for Integrated Wellness, Inc. She uses hypnotherapy to help clients implement change toward a better state of well-being and success. Her iChange Therapy™ integrates strategies from both east and west to elicit health and happiness from within the client.
Dr. Kweethai is a master hypnotherapy instructor, having taught hundreds of hours of basic and advanced training. She speaks annually at national and international hypnotherapy conferences, in addition to addressing medical, business and community audiences. She is a regular contributor to the IMDHA journal Unlimited Human and has published two books, Hypnotherapy, An Alternative Path to Health and Happiness and How to Build a $ix-Figure Hypnotherapy Practice.
Dr. Stork holds Doctorate in Education and Master of Science degrees from Auburn University, USA. As a certified hypnotherapist and qualitative researcher he curates Dr. Kweethai’s work via publications, books, video and social media.
He has taught all ages, from preschool through graduate courses, and in a variety of venues, from athletic coaching to classroom instruction. His academic expertise is in health and physical literacy, as well as child development.
Dr. Stork maintains 3 websites for iHealth Center; iHealthTherapies.com; DrKweethai.com; and iHealthHypnotherapySchool.com. Each has blog posts and videos appropriate to each site: Hypnotherapy (General interest); Life Enhancement; and Hypnotherapy (for professionals), respectively.
Dr. Kweethai integrated hypnotherapy, communication skills and Energy to form iChange Therapy, a process leading to change that is both lasting and satisfying. It really is the secret to a healthier and happier life. Her process guides transformation from the inside out.
Learn more about Dr. Kweethai's iChange Therapy™ process at this interactive workshop March 18 & 19, 2017, in Penang, Malaysia.
This is a 2-day event, 9 am - 5 pm, March 18, and 9 am - 4:30 pm, March 19. The event is open to the public.
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To learn more about hypnotherapy, order Dr. Kweethai's book.
Written for a lay audience, this book serves as an introduction to iChange Therapy. Though published before Dr. Kweethai coined the term, it is consistent with concepts to be addressed in this workshop.
* Dr. Kweethai will be traveling with only a limited number of books, so order now to make sure you get a copy.
Maybe you already see the immediate benefits for you will experience. Maybe you are intrigued by how the integration of hypnotherapy, communication skills and Feng Shui has such a profound influence on health and happiness.
Earn a certificate of completion from iHealth Hypnotherapy School International.
• Learn skills to improve personal and professional relationships.
• Experience greater effectiveness when working with children and other adults.
• Children experience an indirect benefit when led by happy and healthy parents, teachers and counselors.
• As a self-assured adult, you communicate more effectively, efficiently and, therefore, healthily.
This a Charity event. A portion of the proceeds from this event is being donated to schools for Orang Asli children in Malaysia. Thank you for your support.
Fundamental change comes from the core and must be sustained by one’s environment and relationships. The lack of a comprehensive approach is why so many people fail at lifestyle changes or find it insufficient even when they succeed.
In this two-day magical experience with Dr. Kweethai you will learn how the integration of hypnotherapy, communication skills and Feng Shui leads to change that is both lasting and satisfying. It really is the secret to a healthier and happier life.
Dr. Kweethai developed the iChange Therapy™ process to guide transformation from the inside out. This is an interactive workshop where you learn by doing. Experience Dr. Kweethai's healing energies. Choose to be amazed.