Articles by Sharon Strand Ellison & Ami Atkinson Combs

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How Can PNDC Make People Able to Drop Their Defenses — Often Instantly?

Once triggered, how can adrenaline fueled defensiveness instantly dissipate? In this article, Sharon Strand Ellison outlines how key changes in our communication can often make people able to shift quickly out being defensive to being open and responsive. She uses vivid stories and scientific discovery in support of her conclusions. You can listen to a studio quality download of the presentation, download it and/or print out a pdf of the article.

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The Holiday Table: The Stress to Joy Continuum

Are Your Protective Instincts Backfiring? by Sharon Strand Ellison & Ami Atkinson Combs
This article is published on the Marin Collaborative Family LawBblog. While the focus is on communication with childrent during the time when parents are divorcing.

Jaimes Story

A Model for Compassionate Power

Power Struggle as AddictictionHealing Times Magazine

Encouragement ~ Are You Empowering Growth or Causing Resistance
Published by Paradigm Magazine. The Focus is in supporting people through addiction recovery.

Get Out of Jail FreeHealing Times Magazine
The focus is on communication for couples.

From Judgment to CuriosityHealing Times Magazine, originally posted on the PNDC Blog.

Is Curiosity an Antidote to Power Struggle? Healing Times Magazine,
Originally posted on the PNDC Blog.

Healing Times Magazine has won the "What's Hot" award from Apple. I love this magazine and they are giving out free issues. The art is spectacular, and the articles fascinating. Each of the Healing Times articles are in PDF form within the magazine, so just scroll down to my article. I'm in awe of how many of their articles fit so well with PNDC, such as Discerment vs. Judgement and 10 Surprising Things that Trigger Fight or Flight. Sharon Strand Ellison

How Do You Become My Enemy?

Power Struggle: The Invisible Addiction — also in magazine format above

I'm Sorry! The New Blame Game

Get Out of Jail Free — also in magazine format above

Power, Change & Practice

Balancing Patient Focused Care & Essential Nursing Tasks

Supervision Skills to Enhance Patient Focused Care

Eliminate Defensiveness, Discover Peace

Sitting At the Table ~ In Durban, South Africa & Cuba

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