Dr. Wright describes how a person with a thyroid condition can seek help from her family and friends.
When a woman asks for help, it’s really important that it is direct, and simple and that you really reflect before you ask for help just exactly what it is that you want because as women we tend to be deferential and not want to be a burden. So we say, “Would you mind, would it be okay if…” No, you need to be upfront with, “Today I am having a really moody day and I need to be left alone to do my thing and I’ll get back with you later” or “I really need you to help me take care of these items.”
It is in that, that you relieve the listener from guessing, and everyone wants to be efficient in helping. They don’t want to be clumsy and they don’t want to have their time lost either, and that irritation level and stress level goes down with the more cogent and precise communication.
About Dr. Barbara Wright, Ph.D.:
Barbara Wright, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist based in Laguna Beach, California. She has been in private practice for over 30 year. During this time she has developed a method and system of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution, be it intrapersonal or interpersonal for individuals, couples, families, as well as schools and corporative situations. This method Metta4All, is the culmination of her life’s work as a speech therapist and clinical psychologist.