Building Support Structures: Asking for Help





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About Building Support Structures: Asking for Help

Today we are going to talk about building social support structures, when you should ask for help, and how a strong community will help you manage your stress during this difficult time. 

If you have a chronic illness – you will know that every day brings obstacles that not many other people can relate to. But without a good social support system, it could make your feelings of isolation or loneliness worse. 

I’m going to show you how to approach your social support structure to gain a sense of self-efficacy and independence. Because feeling competent, useful and in control of your life is an integral part of regaining your happiness. 

This guide is part 5 of the "7 Days to Happiness" programme. If you have not enrolled in the programme you can do so here: simply click here to enrol now.

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In this lesson, we're going to look at why your social dynamics change when you have a chronic illness and the best ways to approach these changes so that you can maintain healthy relationships. 

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In this lesson, we're going to reveal why it's important to compartmentalise your relationships if you want to cultivate your social infrastructure. We'll explore some really fun activities that will help personalise the experience for you.

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In this lesson, we're going to tie together everything that we've learned in this guide about the ways to better ourselves, encourage growth and build our relationships. We will show you why all these aspects need to work together to create a cycle of consistent support and improvement – The Cycle of Care™. 

About the Teacher


Marina Wildt is an experienced health and wellness writer, chronic illness warrior and founder of The Discerning You. In the last 12 years, she has gone from being paralysed in a wheelchair to living a full life alongside her conditions and now she wants to share all the practical advice that she has learnt with you.

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