Daniel notices that his friend has begun to start smoking. He knows that smoking is bad for him and stays committed to that mindset, but is continuously pressured by his friend to try it. This is known as peer pressuring which can be difficult for many people. Therefore, it is important to know how to handle such occurrences… like Daniel.
This is Daniel. He is currently working on a science project for his school. But little does he know he is about to become a common victim in negative peer pressure.
Daniel ends up meeting one of his friends, Jacob and notices that he is smoking. however, he doesn't say anything and casually interacts with him. But Jacob begins to talks bout how smoking is so good and even offers Daniel a try. Daniel says no multiple times, but yet Jacob keeps trying to convince him.
Literally everybody is smoking right now. if you don't do it you will remain a loser forever. Is that what you want.
Daniel is in shock and not completely sure how to respond which ends in him being aggressive as he knows smoking is wrong. By being aggressive he ends up resolving the conflict, but it leads to additional new conflicts.
The way Daniel responded was negative and therefore the outcome was negative. If Daniel was only aware of the types of refusal skills, the outcome any have come out more different and favorable. Now lets see what would've happened if Daniel knew the proper decision making skills as well as methods of refusal.
Step 1. Define the problem (peer pressure, smoking). Step 2. Brainstorm solutions (Make an excuse, give a reason why it's bad). Step 3. Pick a solution (Why it's bad). Step 4. Implement the solution (Tell Jacob why he can't and how he shouldn't either). Step 5. Review the results (Jacob says ok, and hears out Daniel).
Yeah your right. I don't know what I was thinking. Just trying to be cool, I guess.
You shouldn't smoke bro. That stuff can really damage your lungs and even lead to cancer.
The dimensions of wellness that were incorporated in this scenario included social, mental, emotional, physical, and environmental. The reason for it being social was because it included a friend relationship in where Daniel looked out for his friend. It served as mental as it allowed both to grow/learn from their mistakes as well as allowed a way to cope with adversity. It was emotional as it required a sense of sadness and caring when Daniel realized that Jacob was inflicting harm upon himself. It was physical as Daniel prevented damage to his lungs and stopped any other types of diseases that him or Jacob could've caught. It was environmental as he protected the built environment around him and looked out for his friends health.