Preparing for Attending

The first task in attending is preparing for attending. Preparing for attending involves preparing the helpees, the context and the helpers. If the helpees are not prepared to make the contact, they will not appear. If the context is not prepared to receive the helpees, they will not return. If the helper is not prepared to attend to the helpees, they will not become involved in the helping process. Preparing for attending prepares us for attending personally to the helpees.



The helpees’ willingness to become involved will depend upon how well we prepare them for the helping interaction. Preparing ...

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