Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about how validation of emotions during conversation bridges the gap

In this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about how validation of emotions during conversation bridge’s the gap. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

Every single human can be influenced by emotions. And emotional pain often leads to relationship problems, marital conflicts, business losses and even causes suicides. In order to satisfy our emotions, we all seek validation and it is considered to be a universal phenomenon. Most people express this need in daily routine by saying “am I right?” or “is it okay?” On the other hand, some just express it by their body language or non-verbal gestures. Validation means to acknowledge and understand emotions.

Usually people negate the feelings of others by interrupting or snubbing them, although it is important to nurture our intimate relations. In this regard, it is essential to learn the concept of validation. This concept is based on six simple principals. 1) Be an effective validator by comprehending empathy. 2) leave the responsibility where it belongs by knowing how and when to help. 3) Acknowledge and understand emotions. 4) Develop the skill of listening that includes nodding, maintaining eye contact, appropriate body language. 5) Find the right time to teach by not giving advices rather allowing the freedom of choice and 6) Use effective phrases, like “oh”, “hmm”, “then what happened?”, “I understand”, because it allows the other person to share feelings without hesitation. Validation’s principle proposes to first listen to the content, than listen to feelings, than listen to the needs being expressed and at last understand the situation by putting yourself in other’s shoe.

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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.