Dr. Wright describes how family and friends can approach a person with a thyroid condition in a compassionate manner.
Don’t be afraid. The thing that happens is, when someone has an illness or the behavior is altered, people act as if the person is suddenly made of glass, and that generates a doubt of trust. So if you want to be an advocate or speak for someone, trust that they are going to be capable and competent in responding. And if you don’t, then ask for clarity if you don’t understand. Don’t assume that the person is not able to deal with the situation.
About Dr. Barbara Wright, Ph.D.:
Barbara Wright, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist based in Laguna Beach, California. She has been in private practice for over 30 year. During this time she has developed a method and system of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution, be it intrapersonal or interpersonal for individuals, couples, families, as well as schools and corporative situations. This method Metta4All, is the culmination of her life’s work as a speech therapist and clinical psychologist.