In the Celestine Prophecy series by James Redfield the characters learned to stop another’s reactionary drama by… naming the drama the person is processing.
The next time you find yourself in a situation where you are interacting with someone caught up in a drama you can try this technique. Note: you have to use your own judgement here as you do not want to incite violence.
Simply state in a light hearted manner. “I see that court of …………… is in session again.”
Hold onto your own concious awareness and see if they wake up.