150 words each and at least one reference
1) Describe the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Identify one of your own self-defeating or negative thoughts and explain how this thought impacts your feelings and your behaviors. How can you change this thought and what would be the outcome of thinking differently?
2) All of our words carry meaning. Thus, as a counselor, we have to be cautious (but not so cautious that we are constantly in our head) about our choice of words and the way that these words are used. What are some linguistic (the way that we use language and words) issues that we must take into account during an interview?
3) Describe some of the common question “pitfalls” that were identified in the reading. (I’ll attach the reading to refer to)
4) This chapter reinforced some of the important elements of open ended questions, that we talked about in the previous weeks. So, what I want you to do today is to use open questions in the real world. When you have a conversation with your significant other, friend, child, or parent, be aware of how you are asking the questions, and turn the question into an open ended one. For instance, when you pick your child up from school today, instead of asking “How was your day” (a close ended question) try “tell me about your day”. Please share about your “experiment” below. note: avoid asking a “why” question!