Communication is everything!



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison have a conversation about communication. Clear, effective communication is so important in this episode we do our best to explore why. We talk about communication styles, how to navigate conflict, the power of deep listening, the difference between empathy and compassion, and so much more!

(1:23) Introduction to the topic
(4:11) Stories behind conflict and the Gottmans
(6:54) Communication is everything and the many ways we communicate
(9:49) The importance of listening
(11:52) Empathy and compassion
(20:40) Reflective listening and validation
(24:07) Validating children to teach them resilience
(28:30) Don't listen to the words, listen to the needs.
(31:28) Cultural influences on communication
(33:14) Communication styles (aggressive, passive, passive-aggressive, and assertive)
(42:24) No More Mr. Nice Guy, by Robert Glover
(42:33) Not Nice, by Aziz Gazipura
(45:47) Communicating with yourself and "self-talk"
(53:22) How to handle conflict and the 4 horseman of the apocalypse
(01:00:15) Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss
(01:01:28) Crucial Conversations book
(01:01:55) Talking to Crazy, by Mark Goulston
(01:03:26) Psychedelics effects on communication 

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