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The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)

by David Emerald

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Oh, dear. If this is "groundbreaking" or "eye opening" or... shudder... "life changing" to anybody, then color me stunned. It's a derivative, contrived collection of smarminess (cue the violins: "And in that moment, I chose to surrender my stance as Victim") seemingly aimed at pre-teens given its condescending tone and juvenile illustration of concepts. Emerald uses triangle metaphors a lot, yet keeps talking about parts of his various triangles as "central". Somebody please draw him a picture! Then throw in some forced backronyms to make it cute. In his story, he asks himself "What is the opposite of Victim?" The answer? Well, it's quite intuitively obvious to the most casual observer! Why, "Creator", of course!

Yeah. Chew on that. Chew, but pass on this. Should get one star, but...it was mercifully short and so numbingly simple that one star would be unfair. P,us, I'm sure Emerald thought he was doing something nice. Look elsewhere for real material on empowerment. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
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The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) offers a powerful alternative to the Karpman Drama Triangle, with its roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer, and provides the pathway for making the shift happen. 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” who acts as Challenger to the Victim Orientation) and Sophia, who surfaces to serve as David’s Coach. The book is illustrated to present essential models to the reader in a simple and accessible way.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:00 -0400)

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The Power of TED* provides a uniquely hopeful way of responding to challenging times. This fable explores the shift from a Victim Orientation focused on the drama triangle roles of Victim, Persecutor and Rescuer to a Creator Orientation and its antidote roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach. How to make this shift happen elicits hope for a more resourceful way to respond to life experience.… (more)

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