Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Not Brad Pitt too! Maybe not...

Not every tale of abuse is real and we should not assume it is based on media attention. Sometimes, families are families and do crazy family stuff that does not rise to the level of "abuse."

I think this is one of those invasive media things where people in the limelight get shafted because media just wants to "hook" you into reading. At this point there is NOTHING to the allegations of verbal abuse and I say, leave them alone--they are a family and media attention right now is invasive and unwarranted.

Brad Pitt Is Reportedly Being Investigated For Alleged Verbal Abuse & "Getting Physical" With His Children — UPDATE | Bustle: "It's only been a few days since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, but now, even more heartbreaking allegations has come out involving their split. According to a new report by TMZ, Brad Pitt is allegedly being investigated by the LAPD and the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for verbal abuse and getting physical with his children. TMZ claims that on a recent flight taken by Pitt, now-ex Angelina Jolie, and their children, Pitt allegedly became inebriated, and then allegedly screamed and acted "physical" with the children."

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Keeping cool when verbally abused

 is a Voice Speaking Coach and has the right take on dealing with verbal abuse. She uses posture, attitude, and the miracle principle (taught in our work). I love it as more and more people see the wisdom in learning to stop abuse by not engaging. Read her article--very good.

Keeping cool when verbally abused - WeAreTheCity | Information, Networking, jobs & events for women: "So how do you deal with a screaming customer??? In my training courses I discuss different types of body language and how a neutral, none confrontational posture is more effective than a frightened or aggressive response. If you are able to maintain a neutral pose (and believe me it was difficult on Friday night), the abuser is going to grow tired of abusing since you aren’t reacting. Being aggressive back is like fire with fire. Although internally I was very stressed and shaken, I was able to maintain a calm exterior, avoiding escalating the problem. I hope you never have to deal with being verbally abused, but if you are, try to focus on maintaining an open, neutral posture and body language, to diffuse the situation. If you would like to discuss speaking and communication training, contact me. I would be delighted to discuss different options."

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Emotional Terrorists Traffic in Verbal Abuse. Make It Stop! -

This is a very good article on a very bad website--it will not stop loading the commercials!!! Yuck--commercial abuse! Anyway, the upshot is that it explores the "sneaky" nature of verbal abuse and how easy it is to rationalize away at first--really worth reading for the beginner.

Emotional Terrorists Traffic in Verbal Abuse. Make It Stop! -:

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