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(p. 17) Session 1: Making the Decision to Begin the Process of Taking Control 

(p. 17) Session 1: Making the Decision to Begin the Process of Taking Control
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(p. 17) Session 1: Making the Decision to Begin the Process of Taking Control
Author(s):

Joel M. Reiter

, Donna Andrews

, Charlotte Reiter

, and W. Curt LaFrance Jr.

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199335015.003.0002
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date: 21 October 2020

This chapter explains that taking control of your seizures means, first and foremost, learning to take control of your life. The chapter describes briefly the contents of each of the 11 Sessions in the Workbook in order to help the patient decide whether to start the taking control process with a seizure counselor. It points out that each person is unique and gives examples of what the “taking control” process meant to different patients who have used it. The chapter explains the concepts of Goals, Obstacles, Assignments, and Tools that are used as learning tools throughout the Workbook. It describes maintaining a seizure calendar and journal-keeping as key elements of the taking control process.

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