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6 steps for genuine friendship

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6 steps for genuine friendship

  1. 1. 6 Steps for More Genuine Friendship center for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  2. 2. About The Center for Christian Life Enrichment (CLE) • Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago • 50+ years of experience and a decade of graduate education between our 5 therapists • Emotionally-focused approach to counseling • Cutting edge blend of psychology and Christian principles center for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  3. 3. Today’s Presenter: Andrew Mercer, M.A., LPC • Therapist, speaker, and group leader at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment • Working with individuals, families, and couples to discover a greater sense of life purpose and meaning • Leading dynamic growth-focused groups • Marathon runner and Triahtlete • Avid blogger- www.askmerce.comcenter for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  4. 4. By: Richard Lambcenter for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  5. 5. Step #1: Share from your Heart Feeling Focused Communication SASHET: The six families of feelings Sad Happy Angry Excited Scared Tendercenter for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  6. 6. Step #2: Stay In The Here And Now • Talk about what you are feeing in the moment. • Stay focused on what is happening between you and the person you are with. • Avoid distractions that numb your presence and aliveness.center for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  7. 7. Step #3: Be Yourself • Be Authentic • Share what is true • Have more genuine self disclosure • Avoid: • Preaching and teaching • Giving advise • Talking about others • Meaningless chattercenter for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  8. 8. Step #4: Ask Meaningful Questions • Take a genuine interest in the other person. • Get to know something about the other person you will be able to remember. • Encourage them to talk about themselves.center for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  9. 9. Step #5: Listen Well• Pay attention to yourself and the other person.• Monitor your social insecurities that may distract you.center for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  10. 10. Step #6: Stay Clear and Current• Express upset in the moment and learn how to resolve differences.• Stay current and up to date with what is meaningfully happening in your life.center for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com
  11. 11. Contact Me: • 847-272-3684 ext170 • andrew.mercer@cle.us.com • askmerce.com • facebook.com/ADMercer • twitter.com/AndrewMercerLPC Additional Resources: The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends by Richard Lambcenter for christian life enrichment | 3100 dundee rd. ste. 102 | northbrook, il 60062 | www.cle.us.com

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