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What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life?
In this three-hour, conversational listen, you'll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation.
Whether you're looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life.
Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to:



Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of others
Increase feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationships
Quickly resolve, or even prevent, arguments
Help others become open to your point of view
Give advice and feedback that sticks
Provide support and encouragement to others, even when you don't know how to "fix" the problem
And much more

In short: this skill is powerful. Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and you'll be amazed at the difference they can make.
©2017 Michael S. Sorensen (P)2017 Michael S. Sorensen
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By Summer on 01-13-18

Gain a superpower!!!

I cant wait to get better at validating others and myself. I truly wish I had heard this book 13 years ago. My husband has fallen out of love with me because I haven't validated him enough. Validating others is truly the key to intimate connection and trust. This book helped me understand clearly what it is, isn't, and how to do it effectively and sound natural. I liked the reader too. his voice was genuine, natural and easy to listen to.

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By Alan St. Andrew on 01-13-18

Much better results than "active listening" can provide.

As a chaplain I find much here that helps in my work with the people I'm called on to walk through some of the overwhelming incidents in their lives. This validation serves to foster rapport quickly while giving "stuck" emotions safe room to start moving toward the "new normal" that is needed after a critical incident has been experienced.

This material is well thought out and we'll presented so that just about anyone can quickly employ it for great benefit in their lives, and in the lives of those with whom they interact.

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By MR on 10-09-17

Simple yet powerful <br />

This book is a hidden gem. I've realised past experiences where conversations have gone sour because I wasn't giving validation to the person I'm listening to and thinking I'm helping offering advice. The idea is so pratical yet so powerful and can completely change how people may talk to you if you understand when and how to validate.

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