We all know how hard it can be when you work with that certain type of senior who just seems incapable of making the “go ahead” decision. Sometimes they have really good reasons for taking their time. For example, they might be trying to decide if they should downsize instead. Or maybe they are thinking of selling and moving into assisted care. Or perhaps they are thinking about moving to another state.
But many times the decisional paralysis is the result of irrational fear. We have spoken about the fud factor in other sessions. Fud is what causes irrational fear. Many seniors have irrational fear especially as they age. Life is a bell shaped curve and self confidence follows that curve almost exactly. The older we get the less confident we are.
If you have encountered a client that is paralyzed by irrational fear, this audio might help you. It gives you tips on identifying six of the most common irrational fears, and how to address them.