How the acronym OSCAR can help you have difficult conversations

Dr. Julie Hanks, Phd and LCSW, from Wasatch Family Therapy, shared with us today how we can navigate and stay in control when you are in an emotionally tough conversation. She used the acronym OSCAR to help. See the breakdown to help guide you through.


  • Observe the situation
  • Sort thoughts and feelings
  • Compassionately communicate
  • Ask questions
  • Request directly

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