Target audience: General. Great for individuals and couples who want to communicate better.
How difficult is it to read? Straight forward. No knowledge required.
Ok, I admit from the outset of this review, are a bit 'Claude Steiner groupie! I think that Steiner has some great theories and enjoy his life and personality of the largest pure ideas. As you pick up thisreview, I like his stuff emotional literacy and encourage my clients who are emotionally and write, because I'm sure that any improvement to relationships and self-worth increases'm. I will be writing about emotional literacy in more detail in any case!
If you are not sure that he Claude Steiner is one of the leading figures in the development of TA. He trained with and was a good friend of Eric Berne, founder of TA, and had a great influence on the CT baseConcepts, particularly education and the theory of writing strokes.
The goal of achieving "emotional literacy" is to teach you to do just that! This is a guide to teach, to accept your feelings and take responsibility for the impact that your behavior has on other people's feelings'. After a brief introduction, the book is divided into three phases. Phase one is "The opening of the heart" phase two "Surveying the Landscape emotional" and level three "Taking responsibility". But beforeto describe what I think in each section, it is important to describe what Steiner means of emotional literacy.
Steiner put it this way:
"To be able to emotionally literate emotions in a way that the personal performance improved and enhanced to manage the quality of life around you. Relations emotional competence creates a better chance of love between individuals, cooperative work makes possible and facilitates the sense of community. " Steiner p11
Step oneof the book "Opening the Heart," speaks at length about race and the economy running. Strokes are an important concept in the TA and are defined as "A unit of recognition." This could be talking to others, physical contact or even a smile. Strokes are important to us all and we seek it as a kind of greedy. Steiner explains how to receive and reject the shots accordingly. He stressed the need for honesty in relationships and discusses the way in which all intuitivelyand identify the lies and half truths other people say. When are the rest of us will be taken to a certain level and are harmful to our relationship. Steiner also explains why self-stroking, confronting, the negative voice that tells us that parents are not good, so important if we are lucky to be healthy individuals.
Phase two of the book titled "Surveying the Landscape emotional" goes into detail on how we talk about our emotions with others safely and carefullyand also invite others to meet our needs. The intuition is discussed in detail, and also covers the best way to talk about the "hypothesis" that we have with others.
Step three, "Taking Responsibility" is mainly about how to give and receive apologies. Apologizing is very important when you make mistakes. It repairs damage, leaving the other party know they are valued and respected. Steiner takes us through the right way and wrong way to do it.
Below is a short chapteron the use emotional literacy with children, work, and a chapter on personal power and how we can emotionally literate, without the need for power or violence has powerful.
So why do I recommend this book so highly? And 'emotional literacy because it is such an important part of building relationships with ourselves and others. If we are in relationship with others, have the key to explaining the situation in view, our desires and needs withoutor she provided, we know what they want or why they behaved in a certain way toward us. Steiner explained this clearly, and provides practical advice on how to achieve this.
I love Steiner's ideas on economic center, the more it rings true sun I can see how the rules of the stroke are limited in the way we relate to others, and perhaps most importantly, how we see ourselves. I'm sure many of us experience when someone we care about can have a lot to say,good things for us and we just noticed the second they say a bad thing, it hits home hard. The race is the economy in action!
It is not always easy to feel for each of us for sure it really enough to show our feelings. This book takes us through it in stages and it encourages us to recognize that those who are truly strong in touch with their emotions and know each other well.Achieving Emotional Literacy by Claude Steiner