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“Forgotten Victims of Mental Illness”

Today’s guest is Dale Walsh, a coach for families of those who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Dale is the creator of the Live Love Method to help his clients. He is guided by the mantra, recovery is always an option.

Here are the steps you need to follow:
1. Listen
2. Integrate
3. Validate

1. Listen
In order to effectively listen to someone, it is important to be present and engaged. This means making eye contact, nodding, and providing verbal encouragement. It is also important to be respectful and non-judgmental. One way to ensure that you are doing these things is to practice active listening. This means that you are not only listening to the words that the other person is saying, but also trying to understand the meaning behind them. This may involve paraphrasing or asking clarifying questions. Active listening can be a helpful tool in any relationship, but it is especially important when dealing with someone who has a mental illness. By taking the time to really listen to what they are saying, you can gain a better understanding of their experience and how best to support them.

2. Integrate
The second step in the process is to integrate what you have learned. This means taking the information you have learned and applying it to your own life. For example, if you have learned that routines are important for recovery, you should try to incorporate some routines into your own life. This may mean setting aside time each day for meditation or having a regular dinner time with your family. By taking what you have learned and applying it to your own life, you will be better able to help your loved one in their recovery.

3. Validate
The third step in the process is to validate what works and what doesn’t work. This is important because it helps to identify what is effective and what is not effective in terms of dealing with the mental illness. It also helps to identify any potential areas of codependency that may need to be addressed. This step also helps to establish a clear communication

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It's Going to Be Okay!

Welcome to a safe place and hold onto your hat as we go on a new journey together. I've experienced major changes in our family and frankly have been devastating to me. I've been feeling sorry for myself and am done with it. I hope to shine a light on others who have struggled too, maybe, just maybe, we'll get through these trials together and come out smiling!
Much loves,
Nicky ❤

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