BariAftercare: The Podcast

Episode 84: Asking for Help — A great act of self care!

August 02, 2022 Connie Stapleton, Ph.D. Episode 84
BariAftercare: The Podcast
Episode 84: Asking for Help — A great act of self care!
Show Notes

What makes asking for help so difficult? Not surprisingly, fear is the top reason given for not asking for help. Fear of what, you ask? Fear of imposing upon others. Fear of appearing too needy. Fear of looking or sounding incompetent, unintelligent, or incapable. Fear of exposing the fact that we are not perfect and we don’t, in fact, have it all together. And, let’s not forget the dreaded fear of rejection. Hmmm. When all those fears are listed out that way… well, it’s not so surprising that people may be hesitant to ask for help. Add to that the myriad of ways persons who suffer from obesity have experienced rejection from strangers, from family members and from friends … and the thought of asking anyone for help is daunting, at best! Listen in to learn the reasons why asking for help is actually a positive experience for both the person who does the asking and for the person providing the assistance! And be sure to listen for the reasons asking for help can assist you in maintaining weight loss. Be sure to go to and sign up so you can hear the second part of BariAftercare’s Asking for Help: A great act of self-care! Now, let’s get started!

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