Daryl Conner

October 9, 2012

Stemming the Tide of Victimization

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This is the final post in my series on victimization. The victimization syndrome can be compared to a virus that has infected not only clients, but our profession as well. Transformational change intensifies existing victimization and brings any latent tendencies to the surface. No one—advocates, agents, targets, or sponsors—is immune from its destructive power. In this post, I review some perspectives I’ve found helpful with clients, other practitioners, and myself as we all contend with our own vulnerability to victimization.

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February 21, 2012

Helping Clients Through the Deep Emotions of Change

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Serving as a professional change facilitator is challenging under any circumstances but this is especially true when attending to people in the midst of deeply emotional, or cathartic, breakthroughs. The intense struggle associated with trying to hold on to the status quo, the anxiety of letting go, and then the difficulties of opening up to new possibilities generates extremely profound emotions that we must be prepared to recognize and respond to properly.

In this post, I include an extensive list of ways we can help others in their emotional journeys.

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September 20, 2011

How to Redefine a Person’s Frame of Reference and Reset Priorities

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It’s important to be able to reframe a person’s mindset during a change initiative to shift how he or she sees and interprets certain things. In this post, I describe in detail two key elements in reframing: frame of reference and priorities, and describe how to apply each.

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