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Marta Adelsman, Psy.D.

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Three steps to deflect criticism

Did you know? When people criticize you, you don’t have to absorb their criticism. If people speak to you and you hear criticism in what they say, your defenses rise. You can learn to deflect the criticism and decrease your defensive response.

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Tell me more: A new paradigm

Ben loved his Uncle Jim. He didn’t know of any other family as diverse as his when it came to religion and politics. Yet Uncle Jim had a way of calming the heated conversations that occurred in the family each year during holiday activities.

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Brevity is a little tool with a big impact

Brevity packs a lot of power.

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‘Up and down the staircase’

You’re probably familiar with how lobsters pull another lobster, trying to escape its confines, back down into the tank.