We all know that value of being able to assume another person's point of view. But do we REALLY know the cost of NOT being able to assume another's POV? We are now seeing the cost escalate at our southern borders. We will all suffer for this horror.
Many of you follow me on FB in my private account and know that I am no wallflower when it comes to expressing my political POV. To me, this is the duty of a social worker. We are about SOCIAL WORK.
This nightmare demands that we all pay attention and SPEAK UP and keep speaking up. At the heart of it all, AAIT is about contributing to the upliftment of humanity. Our work is needed now more than ever in my lifetime. We owe it to our clients to be the very best we can at helping them.
We do this by empowering our clients with a paradigm and means of shifting their state within minutes. Once that charged energy has dissipated, it makes it much much easier to see another's point of view.
When someone doesn't take time on a fairly regular and fairly consistent basis to tend to their state of being, it makes it VERY challenging to tune into the perspective of others. This is especially true about our closest relationships. Being able to assume another's POV tuning into their pain, needs and perspective gives the insight needed to discern right action.
Everyday we are seeing how desperately many in our country NEED to be able to see another's POV and just can't seem to get there. In our practices, every single day, we have opportunities to help our clients develop this "muscle."
After addressing whatever issue our clients bring to the room, once their pain has been alleviated, that's the time to invite them to consider the other person's perspective.
How does the other person feel about the situation? What do they think and need?
AAIT practitioners learn to take this deeper with a paradigm for releasing this projected tension. This release consistently contributes to less relationship reactivity and more compassionate understanding.
What role does helping clients assume another's POV play in your work?