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Chapter Eleven


  1. It's almost impossible to remain non-judgmental. We just have to minimize behaviors that knowingly influence.
  2. Timing is key--later in the conversation is better than earlier. Get your ego out of the way.
  3. Be patient, encouraging, and persistent. It takes time. However, if it becomes obvious that the teacher is incapable of deciding, then nondirective is a poor choice for handling it, and you would need to shift behaviors.
  4. The order of the continuum is not exact, but the use of it is. You may go back and forth, but you must end up with a plan that is the teacher's.

pp. 197-198