Forget everything you know about communication. It simply doesn't work with your co-parent. The techniques we provide will help you communicate with the most difficult people, regardless of the situation.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
You don't need to have a PhD in Neuroscience to communicate and negotiate successfully. However, you need to understand the power of emotion.
Amygdala (pronounced uh-mig-duh-la)
The amygdala is part of the limbic system of the brain, which is involved with emotions and other reactions to stimuli. The amygdala is a processing center that is hooked up to receive incoming messages from our senses. It is highly involved with different emotional responses.
Strategically setting the stage at the beginning of every communication will immediately put the other co-parent into a positive frame of mind. Failing to do this correctly will derail your chances of success.
Using certain words will positively or negatively impact your co-parent's brain. Understanding the words to use and the words to avoid will create an incredible advantage.
Amazing things happen when you say "I'm sorry". These two words have a profound neurological impact on the human brain, giving us the ability to engage in a conversation, present a concern, or say "no" to a request - all without exacerbating the emotional state of your co-parent.
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Using certain words and phrases will positively or negatively impact your co-parent's brain. Understanding this principle will create a strategic advantage and facilitate successful outcomes.
You can control the level of emotion in your co-parent's brain simply by changing the tone in your voice. Unfortunately, the visceral reactions and physiological responses we have during states of high emotion create the most damage and hinder our success.
Neuroscience shows us that our responses our predicated on how the question is asked. By slightly altering how you make the "ask", you significantly increase the probability of getting the response you desire.
Amazing things happen when you say "I'm sorry". These two words have a neurological impact on the human brain, giving us the ability to say "no" or decline a request, without exacerbating the emotional state of your co-parent.