Are you tired of hearing ‘are you going to really eat that’? Are the people around you truly supporting you or creating obstacles that impact your success. Social support can come in many forms such as emotional support and encouragement from spouses, significant others, friends, family, coworkers, etc. It can also take other forms, such as a friend taking your kids to their soccer game so you can work out; your spouse offering to keep tempting foods out of the house; or a coworker agreeing to be your walking buddy. In this event, you will learn how to ask and receive encouragement as well as reinforcement of your attempts to maintain your healthy eating and exercise habits. You will also learn how to effectively communicate when your needs are not being met by those that are ‘sabotagers in support people’s clothing’
Participants will be able to:
1. Define social support by identifying what it is and what it looks like, including good versus poor influences.
2. Identify the benefits and types of social support and ways this has impacted previous attempts to change behavior.
3. Discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support your ability to communicate your needs and feelings with others.