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1 The Power of Language Using Words as Tools and as Weapons

2 Feelings Words Beliefs Actions

3 Draw arrows to show relationships: Beliefs ActionsWords Feelings

4 Where do our beliefs originate? ObservationObservation IndoctrinationIndoctrination ExperienceExperience ValuesValues FeelingsFeelings Provide an example of each. Hildegaard von Bingen

5 Words as Weapons ConfuseConfuse HumiliateHumiliate DehumanizeDehumanize OppressOppress BelittleBelittle BlameBlame AccuseAccuse BullyBully DestroyDestroy Control Deceive Argue Impart guilt Mislead Stereotype Intimidate Judge Wound

6 Words as Tools UnderstandUnderstand CorrectCorrect LeadLead MotivateMotivate CommunicateCommunicate EmpowerEmpower HealHeal ComfortComfort CooperateCooperate LearnLearn PlanPlan Inspire Explain Teach Encourage Support Reframe Express Share Clarify Create Explore

7 The Power of Language To shape who or how we become Positive self-talk Positive feedback from/to others Reframing Describing our world— our perceptions and our feelings

8 The Power of Language To influence others for good or bad Persuade Inform Effect change

9 The Power of Language To work for a better world Create a healthy self-concept Support others Build alliances

10 The Power of Language For tearing down self and others and for creating discord Negative self-talk Gossip Labels Stereotyping Deceit and manipulation

11 Activity Choose one of the cards that lists a way language is used.Choose one of the cards that lists a way language is used. With a partner, design a scenario that could generate that use of language. Come up with several specific examples of language that would be likely in that situation.With a partner, design a scenario that could generate that use of language. Come up with several specific examples of language that would be likely in that situation. Be prepared to explain the use of language that your scenario illustrates and discuss its effects on the people involved and how its influence extends beyond that particular situation.Be prepared to explain the use of language that your scenario illustrates and discuss its effects on the people involved and how its influence extends beyond that particular situation.


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