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The Power of TED*
The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) is a simple, engaging story with life-changing insights. TED* offers you inspiration and practical tools to improve relationships at work and home.
The Power of TED* offers a powerful alternative to the Karpman Drama Triangle with its roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer. The Empowerment Dynamic (TED) provides the antidote roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach to the toxic relationship dynamics of the drama triangle and describes how to make the shift happen between them. Central to the shift is a transformation in mindset from a Victim Orientation to a Creator Orientation. The book is illustrated to present essential models to the reader in a simple and accessible way.
The Power of TED* is a fable on personal leadership. This simple, friendly and engaging story conveys a meeting of three characters in a life-transforming conversation on a beach: the central character, David, a fellow named Ted (the embodiment of The Empowerment Dynamic), and Sophia who shares of her experience in making shift happen in her own life.
“The Creator Orientation challenges every assumption and attitude that the Victim Orientation holds to be true,” said Ted. “A Creator puts problems in their rightful place, causing fear to fade and loosen its grip. In its place, passion, desire, even love, become your primary motivation. Though fear still comes up from time to time, the Creator stance increases your capacity to deal with anxiety in ways that actually enhance your creativity. Rather than constantly reacting to your circumstances (the Victim’s way) you begin creating your experience—which means, of course, that you create a new set of relationships as well.
The Creator Role
“The central role in The Empowerment Dynamic is Creator,” explained Ted. “Actually, all three roles share Creator characteristics, just as all three roles in the DDT are Victim oriented.
“You could think of Creator as the light and Victim as shadow. While the Victim is powerless, a Creator claims and taps into his or her personal power in order to choose a response to life circumstances. Therein lies a Creator’s power to manifest a desired outcome.
“A Creator is vision-focused and passion-motivated. To really live into your Creator self, you’ll have to do the inner work necessary to find your own sense of purpose and passion—whatever touches your heart and holds meaning for you.”
"When practical advice meets profound, yet simple, explanations for human behavior, we can learn, change, and grow. The Power of TED* does just this, and beautifully."
Annie McKee, founder of Teleos Leadership Institute and co-author, Primal Leadership
Conscious Relationships Begin with Conscious Individuals
"Conscious relationships begin with conscious individuals. Being a Creator in one's own life is the heart and soul of The Power of TED*. This powerful little book points the way toward a hugely fulfilling life of empowering relationships - at work, at home, in the whole of your life."
Gay Hendricks, PhD and Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD.
Authors of Conscious Loving and cofounders of The Hendricks Institute
Highly Original Escape from the Drama
"The Empowerment Triangle is a highly original and effective escape from the Drama Triangle."
~Stephen Karpman, M.D., originator of the Karpman Drama Triangle
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