The Team Positive approach addresses how to cope with a health condition and how those involved can receive and provide compassionate support. Whether you or a loved one is dealing with cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, or any overwhelming health or mental health condition such as anxiety or depression, this book has been designed for you.
The book focuses on both the person dealing with the chronic illness as well as those in a supportive role, from a partner to a relative, a friend to a clinician. It describes how best to engage, what you can expect, and what to say and do along with what not to say or do.
Inside you will discover:
- The healing power of a team
- Building a pyramid of support
- Ways to manage your energy
- How to deal with personal barriers
- Coping skills that address distress
This work is a compilation of approaches and experiences that have evolved in Todd Schmenk’s time as a helping professional, first as a Health Educator, then as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Many of the tools and approaches have been used in clinical sessions, with families dealing with serious challenges (such as a child with autism) and even in Todd’s own family setting in dealing with a chronic illness.