Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about Crucial Conversation


In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali speaks about crucial conversation. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan 

In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali talks about “Crucial Conversation” based on being assertive, using proper expression of emotions and the catharsis. It stipulates that we should not be rigid or stubborn which can result in pushing us into a problem with no solution ahead. To avoid such situations in which one party can become irrational, stubborn or aggressive we should avoid making other shameful, directly confronting them or becoming egoistic resulting in person being reactive and aggressive towards their spouse.

We can apply assertiveness in our behavior as well as the problem identification in order to maintain relationships and not to destroy their foundations by accusing the other party of wrong doing. This is because every relationship is of mutual nature and both parties are equally accountable. We should quit negative coping mechanisms such as talking to friends or relatives because they can be biased on the complainant’s perspective. We should seek a solution with a professional who is trained in dealing such problems and on top of that a third party arbitration is better as they don’t hold any grudges or biases and are impartial to both parties in a conflict.

Following role play is between husband and wife and main issue is financial in nature. With wife claiming of withholding funds and not allowing to spend while the husband maintains that the needs are fulfilled and there is no need of any further spending as it is already very hard to earn. To learn more please view the following video titled Problems in Marital Relationship and Solutions

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.