If someone told me their family did not accept their sexuality, I would empower them to stand up for themself in a mature way. Making sure they know and understand that they are old enough to make their own choices and life decisions and to do what makes them happy. Listening to opinions but learning how to react to them is essential – responding to opinions in a calm way and becoming much more confident in yourself. Having the ability to voice your opinions and thoughts and feelings and to sit your parents down and express how emotionally you feel.
Telling them your thoughts and learning to accept that not everyone is going to accept you, and that’s okay. As if you’re happy with something, then you fight for it, and you stand up for yourself as you’ve been a lot yourself, so whatever is going to make you feel happy and comfortable, then you do you. Ignoring negativity is important and essential as positive energy should be encouraged and empowered. Positive energy in your life is important, so surround yourself with people that accept you for you and will have a positive impact on your feelings and mind.
Encouraging the individual to learn to accept themselves in order for others to accept them is also important as if you love yourself, others will love you. Making sure the individual feels comfortable in their own skin and making sure they love themselves completely. Also, I would tell them that you need to be able to deal with negativity and learn how to react to it as you can choose what you want in your life you have the power to make changes and to choose what makes you happy and what brings you down.
Replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts, thinking positively and putting them into action, ignoring the thoughts and writing your thoughts and feelings down on a piece of paper helps a lot as your expressing your feelings is important as people will understand more that way and you will understand more yourself too.
I will help someone with OCD and Tourette’s from next forward is learning and teaching them how to deal with life situations and how to cope with thinking patterns and behaviours which are challenging and toxic.
I will also make sure that they develop their skills to embrace and empower their condition to the best of their ability. Such as confidence and independence, having the confidence to be confident in yourself and don’t let your condition let it take over, having the control and power of your mind and body.
Maybe completing and carving out a lifestyle programme with them so focuses on their diet, exercise and other facts that contribute and affect on the individual itself. Also, I would teach them to cut out the negative aspects of their life and think positive; for example, if they have bad company and negative people around them, then that’s no good, and this will have an effect on their mental health. Also, your diet is important. If you eat healthily, then you will feel good, and your thought patterns will be better, and Tourette’s will decrease due to less anxiety and stress.
For someone who has Tourette’s, I would just let them be open to their condition empower them by making them feel like they can openly behave the way they do as it’s in their control. Also, don’t let them feel embarrassed or worried about what people would think, as if the body twitches, then let the body twitch and also if you jump or hop, then it just comes naturally as that’s what Tourette’s is a physical condition that can be controlled with medication—also empowering them to accept their condition and to really understand the downfalls of the condition and the positive aspects from it.
Feeling positive about the condition and embrace it to the best of your ability, for example, with OCD, it makes you more observant and careful and shows you’re a good person to avoid danger and harm from happening to people. Also, with people who have Tourette’s, understanding your body movements and learning to trust your breathing in a panic attack.
People with OCD learning to cope with panic attacks and learning to accept that they can be angry and sad, expressing their feelings and voicing them. Learning how to react to certain situations, such as anxiety attacks and intrusive thoughts. Also, change the environment when you feel stressed and feel like you are going to get your panic attack as changing environment will affect you in a positive way as it will ease the mind and Chanel your thoughts. I would comfort them and make them feel safe, comfortable and happy in themselves. Checking up on them regularly is important too as then they start to feel comforted and happy that advice has been given.
I would also give strategies to the individual on how to cope with their negative thinking and what to do when they have the thoughts, for example, breathing exercises, meditation and change or environment to make them feel better and feel at peace—finding a safe place in their head to go back to when they are in a dark place. A positive environment is important when the individual is going through their minds as it can clear the mind and make the individual feel much more at peace.
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