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(p. 219) Session 9: Dealing With Internal Issues and Conflicts 

(p. 219) Session 9: Dealing With Internal Issues and Conflicts
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(p. 219) Session 9: Dealing With Internal Issues and Conflicts
Author(s):

Joel M. Reiter

, Donna Andrews

, Charlotte Reiter

, and W. Curt LaFrance Jr.

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199335015.003.0010
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date: 20 October 2020

Internal conflicts refer to the inner stresses within each individual—the feelings, conflicts, and issues that are part of a person’s inner being, which affect overall health and well-being as much or more than external stresses do. This chapter guides the patient in identifying major internal conflicts and issues. It provides examples of how inner voices respond to personal conflicts, relationship issues, and chronic feeling states. The chapter delves into how issues that a person is not conscious of, exert power on feeling states, life decisions, and relationships. It teaches constructive ways to handle these issues, such as self-observation, self-awareness, validation of issues, and an attitude of self-acceptance and compassion.

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