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2011 World Mental Health Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health Cape Town, South Africa 19 October, 2011. Promoting Recovery: Effective interventions for prevention and promotion Presented by: Janet Paleo and Anna H. Gray Track: Mental Health Promotion and Prevention.
Promoting Recovery: Effective interventions for prevention and promotion
Presented by: Janet Paleo and Anna H. Gray
Track: Mental Health Promotion and Prevention
What works for corporations, youth and military actually works for all people.
Resiliency training serves to lessen the effects of early adversity…
Resiliency training empowers people reducing relapse…
Resiliency training empowers recovery…
Work environments that seem unbearable
Poor family dynamics
Stresses of combat
Stresses of long term separation
Mental IllnessIn times of extreme stress or trauma, why do some survive and others become victims?
The difference is where the focus is placed. Focus on the illness, you become the illness. Focus on your well-being, it encompasses all of life. Here the illness is another part of life.
Focus for Life emphasizes focusing outside of yourself and doing something for others. Volunteering fulfills our curiosity and provides a sense of meaningfulness for life.
Focus for Life has people understand that social networks give you a source of resources to meet the challenges of life.
Understanding your world by refocusing on life events and changing the story that we attach to them.
(What our eyes do)
(What our minds tell us)
(What experience tells us)
Graphic courtesy of: David Gobble, PhD, CHES, Director and Professor, Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306
There is hope in action!
The more action you take, the more hope you will have
Taking what you focus on, what that means to you and putting yourself in action, will determine your destiny
By choosing our focus, we can affect our lives.
By creating meaning in our lives, we can affect our place in the world.
By understanding that the power of recovery resides in each of us, we can make it happen, because
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!!
Research has shown statistically significant difference over all and on all subscales of the Sense of Coherence Scale, a tool that measures resiliency, and on 11 out of 13 subscales and overall statistically significant improvement in the Quality of Life Scale.
The heart of Salutogenesis
“Global construct that expresses the extent to which one has a pervasive, enduring though dynamic feeling of confidence that one’s internal and external environments are predictable and that there is a high probability that things will work out as well as can be expected” (Antonovsky, 1979)
Taking responsibility for all of your life
Moving toward wellness rather than moving away from illness (motivation to live being the key component, full of hopes and dreams.)
Beginning to realize that you have everything you need to live life and/or that you can find it.
Prosumer Action Center