chapter  Session 5
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Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Looking at the newspapers or watching the news raises awareness of some of the problems faced by the rich and successful. The only way to solve problems is to take positive action. Frequently they may experience the discomfort but remain unaware of what the problem is or what they want or need. They may feel anxious or stressed but be unaware of what is causing the anxiety. This chapter talks about a session that looks at some positive actions that can help people solve the problems encountered. Before working through the steps it is helpful to look at some blocks to problem-solving. Many of these blocks prevent individuals from seeing what the problem is or how it can be solved. The group members will recognise some of the blocks and be able to relate them to their own difficulties. Problem-solving is a learned skill. There will always be the risk of consequences once a decision has been made and practiced.