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  1. Self Help,Empowerment & Mutual Support An Educational Workshop End

  2. Fundamental Concept – Life Challenges • Most people experience one or more challenges that will cause them pain, distress, confusion, or discomfort • Most people want help at various times of their life with these life challenges

  3. Four Basic Options of Help • Self Help • Help from ‘peers’ • Professional Help • Combination of Self Help, Help from “peers” and Professional Help Three Levels ofHelp • Self Help – person helps themselves • Mutual Support – support person works with the person • Doing for the person

  4. Choosing the Self Help Approach • Gain/regain control of one’s own destiny – empowerment, self-determination • Satisfaction of taking responsibility – build/rebuild self-esteem • Learn skills useful in all aspects of life • utilize strengths/identify weaknesses

  5. Obstacles to Self Help Approach Worksheet

  6. Choosing Mutual Support • Mutual – shared, reciprocal • Peer – equal, colleague, friend • Support – reinforcement, brace • One on one • Informal group • Formal group

  7. Obstacles to Mutual Support Worksheet

  8. Define Empowerment & Recovery Worksheet

  9. Obstacles of Empowerment and Recovery Worksheet

  10. "If we were supposed to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear." -- Mark Twain Guideline for participants in a mutual support group

  11. Mutual Support Group Guide 1. Choose a Form of Facilitation Rotating – last person talks chooses next person One Person Volunteers to facilitate No facilitator – group respects a person as they speak 2. Group Process Review the Do’s and Don’ts Group member expresses an interest Group members respectfully discuss experiences related to member’s interest • Facilitator’s Responsibilities • Recognizes who has the floor to speak • Keeps the process moving • Addresses disruptions though diplomatic • resolution (agree to disagree) • Check in • Ask how people are feeling? • Anyone like to talk one on one • about an interest? • Is there another scheduled • group?