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(p. 33) Session 2: Getting Support 

(p. 33) Session 2: Getting Support
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(p. 33) Session 2: Getting Support
Author(s):

Joel M. Reiter

, Donna Andrews

, Charlotte Reiter

, and W. Curt LaFrance Jr.

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199335015.003.0003
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date: 20 October 2020

Many studies demonstrate the positive effects of personal and community relationships in promoting health and well-being. This chapter emphasizes the importance of having a support person while going through the process of taking control. It provides guidance in choosing a support person and enlisting his or her help. The chapter explains unhealthy passive and aggressive communication styles and healthy assertive communication and discusses their effects on the person and others. It gives participants instruction in assertive communication, a skill that will assist them in getting support and encouragement from close people, including spouses, family members, coworkers, and friends. The chapter also reviews goal setting, describing how to set and accomplish small, realistic, attainable goals with success.

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