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self monitoring using wrap a wellness recovery action plan

Self-monitoring using WRAP: A Wellness Recovery Action Plan™

(an individualized system for monitoring and responding to symptoms to achieve the highest possible levels of wellness)

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WRAP is a self-designed plan for staying well, and for helping you to feel better when you are not feeling well to increase personal responsibility and improving your quality of life.

The first part of WRAP is developing a personal Wellness Toolbox.

This is a list of resources you can use to develop your WRAP.

It includes things like contacting friends and supporters, peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation and stress reduction exercises, journaling, creative, fun and affirming activity, exercise, diet, light, and getting a good night's sleep.

section 1 of wrap daily maintenance plan
Section 1 of WRAPDaily Maintenance Plan

It includes three parts:

1.) a description of yourself when you are well

2.) those Wellness Tools you know you must use every day to maintain your wellness, and

3.) a list of things you might need on any day.

then using wellness tools you develop an action plan you can use to get through this difficult time

Section 2 is identifying those events or Triggers that, if they happened, might make you feel worse--like an argument with a friend or getting a big bill.

Then, using Wellness Tools, you develop an action plan you can use to get through this difficult time .

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Section 3Early Warning Signs identifying those subtle signs that let you know you are beginning to feel worse, like being unable to sleep or feelings of nervousness

Then, again, using your Wellness Toolbox, developing an action plan for responding to these signs you feel better quickly and prevent a possible difficult time.

section 4 when things are breaking down
Section 4When Things are Breaking Down.

In this section, you list those signs that let you know you are feeling much worse, like you are feeling very sad all the time or are hearing voices.

And again, using your Wellness Toolbox, develop a powerful action plan that you that will help you feel better as quickly as possible and prevent an even more difficult time.

section 5 crisis plan or advance directive
Section 5Crisis Plan or Advance Directive.

In the crisis plan, you identify those signs that let others know they need to take over responsibility for your care and decision making, who you want to take over for you and support you through this time, health care information, a plan for staying at home through this time, things others can do that would help and things they might choose to do that would not be helpful.

This kind of proactive advanced planning keeps you in control even when it seems like things are out of control.

section 6 post crisis plan
Section 6Post Crisis Plan

You may want to think about this part of the plan in advance and even write some things to do in that time.

However, you may want to write most of it as you are beginning to recover from the crisis—when you have a clearer picture of what you need to do for yourself to get well.

the wrap approach empowers you to take control of your own health and wellness
The WRAP approach empowers you to take control of your own health and wellness.

Review your plans every day, noting how you feel and doing what you need to do to help yourself get better or to keep yourself well.

As you become familiar with your plan, you will find that the review process takes less time and that you will know how to respond without even referring to the book.

People who are using these plans regularly and updating them as necessary are finding that they have fewer difficult times, and that when they do have a hard time it is not as bad as it used to be and it doesn’t last as long.

symptoms monitoring and response system
Symptoms Monitoring and Response System

Through careful observation you will learn: the things you need to do every day to keep yourself well, external events that may trigger an increase in symptoms, early warning signs of an impending episode, and symptoms that indicate you are in trouble.

With this knowledge, and by using the tools listed here, and others you have discovered for yourself, you will be able to develop a symptoms monitoring and response system (Wellness Recovery Action Plan™) that will help you keep your moods stabilized.

this system would include listings of
This system would include listings of:
  • those things you need to do every day to keep yourself well, such as eating three healthy meals and getting a half-hour of exercise
  • external events that could trigger symptoms, such as an argument with a friend or getting a big bill, and responses that might keep this event from causing or worsening symptoms
  • early warning signs - such as irritability or anxiety - that indicate your symptoms may be worsening, and a response plan
  • symptoms that indicate the situation is getting much worse, such as reckless behavior or isolation, and an action plan to stabilize the situation
what are some of the most commonly used recovery skills and strategies
What Are Some Of The Most Commonly Used Recovery Skills And Strategies?
  • (Tools, strategies and skills you need to use on a daily basis to keep yourself well)
  • Use the following skills and strategies to relieve and eliminate symptoms:
  • Reaching out for support: connecting with a non-judgmental, non-critical person who is willing to avoid giving advice, who will listen while the person figures out for themselves what to do.
  • Being in a supportive environment surrounded by people who are positive and affirming, but at the same time are direct and challenging; avoiding people who are critical, judgmental or abusive.
  • Peer counseling: sharing with another person who has experienced similar symptoms.
  • Stress reduction and relaxation techniques: deep breathing, progressive relaxation and visualization exercises.
  • Exercise: anything from walking and climbing stairs to running, biking, swimming.
  • Creative and fun activities: doing things that are personally enjoyable like reading, creative arts, crafts, listening to or making music, gardening, and woodworking.
  • Journaling: writing in a journal anything you want, for as long as you want.
  • Dietary changes: limiting or avoiding the use of foods like caffeine, sugar, sodium and fat that worsen symptoms.
  • Exposure to light: getting outdoor light for at least 1/2 hour per day, enhancing that with a light box when necessary.
  • learning and using systems for changing negative thoughts to positive ones: working on a structured system for making changes in thought processes.
  • increasing or decreasing environmental stimulation: responding to symptoms as they occur by either becoming more or less active.
  • daily planning: developing a generic plan for a day, to use when symptoms are more difficult to manage and decision making is difficult.
  • developing and using a symptom identification and response system which includes:
    • a list of things to do every day to maintain wellness,
    • identifying triggers that might cause or increase symptoms and a preventive action plan,
    • identifying early warning signs of an increase in symptoms and a preventive action plan,
    • identifying symptoms that indicate the situation has worsened and formulating an action plan to reverse this trend,
    • crisis planning to maintain control even when the situation is out of control.
  • In self-help recovery groups, people who experience symptoms are working together to redefine the meaning of these symptoms, and to discover skills, strategies and techniques that have worked for them in the past and that could be helpful in the future.