Conflict Resolution Specialist Announces New Book Regarding What to Say and Do During Difficult Interactions

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Dr. Janati, an instructor at the University of Minnesota, has recently announced the release of her new book, “Protect Yourself from Control Dramas.”

Dr. Jody Janati

“People Don’t Change; Responses Change”

Dr. Jody Janati, Ed.D., author and instructor at the University of MN, has recently announced her new book, "Protect Yourself from Control Dramas"
Book Objectives Include:
▪What is a Control Drama: How Do We Interact without Tension?
▪How to Recognize Intimidator Behavior
▪How to Recognize Poor Me Behavior
▪How to Recognize Interrogator Behavior
▪How to Recognize Aloof Behavior
▪Assertive Communication Creates Balance for Any Control Drama
▪What do Effective Assertion Models Look Like in Action? A Step by Step Guide to Three Successful Techniques
▪How to Balance Your Conflict: 101 Things to Say & Do during Difficult Interactions

Most people have come to accept that conflict is inevitable, but what they may not realize is most of us use control dramas to essentially “get our way with others” to gain attention and power. We get our way with others by making them pay attention to us and then elicit a certain reaction from them to make ourselves feel fulfilled. The positive feelings we gain are won at the expense of the other person and this often causes imbalance and drama in our interpersonal relationships. In this course you’ll learn about common control dramas and how to negate them through step by step applied approaches that really work.

Meet Jody Janati, Ed.D.
Jody Janati, Ed.D. currently teaches in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Minnesota. She has an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership and her primary interest area pertains to interpersonal conflict resolution strategies. As an author and independent consultant, she offers a variety of public and professional workshops on conflict reduction tactics and effective interpersonal communication skills. There are a number of conflict management workshops offered each year, yet rarely does the facilitator tell participants exactly what should be said or done. This fact, along with her graduate degree in Communication, is precisely why Dr. Janati considers the step by step approach, her primary focus. Visit her at


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