I’ve seen many patients, parents and kids who are stuck in “fight or flight” responses this week.
This is a simple strategy to help and “shift them”.
1. Genuine validation and normalization first.
2. Consider using the 4A’s with which to solve any problems.
4 Assertive with value based actions
Patients often already doing 1 and 2 i.e. fight or flight responses.
Hopefully with compassion, validation, creative hopelessness and choice point, we can shift to acceptance, acknowledgement, and assertiveness with value based actions.