In this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about crucial conversation. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.
We all have an inner voice that tells us when we need to have a difficult conversation with someone. For the past few years, respect for emotions has been given an enormous importance and Crucial Conversation emphasizes on emotions. We cannot force anyone to agree to our point of view but we should respect other’s opinion. Taking care of others as well as own emotions is important. It’s difficult to change other person but easier to change our own being. So the first principle of dialogue is to start with ourselves. Start with self talk and watch your vocabulary. Avoid using inappropriate words in your conversations.
Create safety for your own life as well as for others. Safety can be created showing respect to others even they have difference of opinion. We can ensure safety by attacking, labeling, and controlling others but it is not an appropriate way. Every crucial conversation comprises of three important parts, difference of opinion, high emotions and high stakes. In crucial conversation, we should be very careful about both verbal and non verbal component. Use logics, negotiations, decent vocabulary to make a crucial conversation successful. It’s important to work on resentments and the negative baggage from past because that can sabotage a crucial conversation. It’s also very important to show tolerance during conversation while expressing our emotions. Tolerance means respecting people who have different opinion or beliefs from yours. If you have the ability to tolerate you can go a very long way with it unlike endurance which has its limits. If you can learn to speak up in these crucial moments effectively, then you can accomplish the results you are after.
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Dr. Sadaqat Ali , a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a renowned professional in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has a background of getting trained at “HAZELDEN” and “Vital Smarts”, USA. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is the Project Director of Willing Ways Pakistan, and Sadaqat Clinic (pvt.) Limited. He is a sought after speaker who promotes new scientific solutions for persistent and profound problems. Dr. Sadaqat’s name was included in the international Who’s Who directory of professionals which was the first ever distinction of any Pakistani doctor. The print and electronic media have interviewed him extensively. He appears frequently on national TV channels expressing his views on drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, suicide prevention and home runaways. He loves to train people on how to intervene if a family member indulges in self-destructive behaviors. He is running a number of national facilities. Willing ways for outdoor and Sadaqat Clinic for indoor treatment of addiction and alcoholism.
Willing Ways Pakistan is an accredited center of excellence in the field of drug treatment and counseling. We have a history, while we started our operations in 1979 when Pakistan was suddenly hard hit by heroin epidemic. We bravely took the responsibility of making public aware that addiction is very much treatable at any stage and today we stand proud being the trusted leaders in the field of addiction treatment. We have our clientele not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well including UK, USA, Middle East and Europe.
At Willing Ways Pakistan the clients are treated scientifically – the secret of our long lasting standing in the field of addiction and counseling. We keep our team and our program up to date with the latest advancements while helping our clients through extensive, specialized and client centered treatment program. These programs are not only patient focused but an extensive work is done with family through what we call counseling for change. The major purpose of this program is to bring peace and serenity in the lives of those who have been suffering in silence, because of a family member’s addictive behavior. We equip families with a set of vital behaviors to produce results.
The programs are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the patient which eventually help them reach their ultimate goal of a serene life. Our organization comprises of a highly competent team that holds striking credentials and is not only well trained but also carries extensive know – how. We are a unique team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, Addiction counselors and Medical specialists involved in research and education, and who collaborate with each other within the institute to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.
We are leading the battle to conquer the disease in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches. Our mission is to prevent, treat and manage addiction for a world free of this illness and its complications.