Sam Alibrando 8-9 PM

website: winwinworkplace.com

Book: Follow the Yellow Brick Road: How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You Its Worst

For over thirty years Dr. Sam (Alibrando) has worked to help individuals and organizations mature and grow. He is a respected Southern California psychologist helping individuals, couples and families. In addition to his clinical practice, he is also an organizational consultant, working with organizations and senior executives coping with critical business and change management challenges. He has experience in conflict resolution, executive assessment and development, executive coaching, team & partnership building, personnel selection and organizational development.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • How did you come up with this idea from the Wizard of Oz?
  • Do you think that the author (Frank Baum) had any of your ideas in mind when he wrote it?
  • You write that “Dorothy has more in common with Odysseus than Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farms,” what do you mean by that?
  • [Principle 1]: You say that “we don’t change in Kansas, we change in Oz,” what do you mean by that?
  • [Principle 2]: In chapter 3, you talk about “wizards,” what is a wizard exactly and can they ever be goo?
  • [Principle 3]:  You say that Dorothy’s Companions are the central message of the book  … why and how is that?
  • [Principle 4]: In Chapter 5 you talk about Witches. What do you mean by Witches? <and>  Isn’t it better to just avoid witches?
  • [Principal 5]:  You mention “Helpers” or Resources … who are they?
  • Why are they important?
  • What makes them different than the Wizard?  What about the Flying Monkeys?
  • As interesting as this might be, is there any practical application? Where can these ideas be applied? Where have you applied these ideas?
  • You give examples from the business world, what could a child’s story  (the Wizard of Oz) possibly contribute to the serious issues of work and business?
  • You do a lot of work helping organizations hire people, how does your book inform you?
  • You do a lot of work working with marriages & families, how does your book inform you?

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The Hero’s Journey (i.e., the Monomyth)


Dr. Ed Daube 9-10 PM

website: www.EmotionsAsTools.com

Book: Emotions as Tools: A Self Help Guide to Controlling Your Life not Your Feelings

Everyone has feelings like anger, anxiety, fear, and guilt but few people really understand their feelings.  Some people even believe that their emotions control them or get them into trouble. Other people just act out on what they feel and cause problems for themselves and others.  Dr. Daube will talk about feelings and how you can use your emotions as tools to improve your own life and your relationships.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • How did you become interested in the field of emotions?
  • What are feelings and why do we have them?
  • How do we know we have them?
  • What are some of the major myths about emotions?
  • In your book, Emotions As Tools: A Self Help Guide to Controlling Your Life not Your Feelings, you say that feelings have gotten a bad rap.  What do you mean?
  • What do you mean that there are no “negative” emotions?
  • Briefly explain the concept of emotions as tools and how do we use our emotions as tools to improve our own lives and our relationships?
  • What is anger, why do people often see it as a  “negative” emotion and how can we effectively use our anger?
  • Most people think that anxiety and fear are the same thing.  You do not.  What is the difference?
  • How do we effectively use anxiety as a tool?
  • What is the emotion of stress and how do we use it as a tool?
  • What is guilt and how do we effectively use it as a tool?
  • What is the difference between male and female emotions?
  • What can our audience do right now to begin using their emotions as tools?
  • How can people benefit from owning your book?

Related links:
Anger Management – Anger is Not a Negative Emotion When You Use Your Emotions As Tools
Anger Management – Respond, Do Not React When Using Your Emotions As Tools
Anger Management: Do You Express Anger Incorrectly by Ignoring Your Hurt Feelings and Expectations?
Anger Management – What is Anger and How Do You Live With it Using Emotions As Tools?
Anger Management Techniques – 3 Questions to Ask When Angry to Use Your Emotions As Tools
Dealing With Anxiety – Why You Shut Down When Anxious and How to Move Forward
Emotions As Tools – The Power of Words to Energize Or Kill Motivation

Quotations about Anger


Mayo Clinic: Anger Management Tips


Controlling Road Rage


Medline Plus: Anxiety


Quotations about Emotions

Quotations about Fear


The Phobia List

Fritz Perls Quotes



Quotations about Guilt

Quotations about Stress

Quotations about Worrying


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