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“Counseling and Therapy”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What often causes people to make bad choices in relationships and with friends? When people struggle emotionally or socially, what professional help is available to help them deal with such issues? How do people in your area or country view counseling or psychotherapy? Use the Internet to learn more information on this topic.

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall, and I think all of us from time to time maybe struggle emotionally, uh, with friendships and others, and sometimes, we make bad choices that lead us in the wrong direction in our lives, and I think sometimes just like the old barn behind me, we have to rebuild certain aspects of our lives.

And number one, I think we need to have and find good friends that share the same values. Number two, I think we need to establish positive goals. For example, just getting exercise is a great way to reduce stress.

And finally, although our friends might want to listen to our problems, getting advice from professionals who are qualified in the field can really help us process our feelings, eliminate thinking errors, and improve our lives overall.

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