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Wally Plock
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@wemajh

My previous statement should have read “Being a non-anxious presence is either a spiritual gift or a fruit of the Spirit or both.”

I just watched the reflective listening video.  The formula’s are helpful.  With affirming feelings, I might want to put things in the form of a question.  Are you feeling _____________, because this is happening?  It seems less threatening to me and invites clarification and further explanation.  Stay with the feeling was one of our CPE mantra’s.