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1 Presented by Gary Karp lifeonwheels.org Presented by Gary Karp Adjusting to Paralysis

2 With Gary Karp.com

3 With Gary Karp.com

4 With Gary Karp.com Understand process of adjustment What we believe Coping styles Role of others / rehab Normalization Why This Session?

5 With Gary Karp.com you get to better understand it. Speaking to Those Dealing with Recent Disability

6 With Gary Karp.com Recovery Adjust to your present reality. Being at your best possible.

7 With Gary Karp.com Not Adjustment Does Not Mean Giving Up

8 With Gary Karp.com at least really slows the process. Believing You Can’t Guarantees You Won’t

9 With Gary Karp.com Beginner’s Mind

10 With Gary Karp.com Not Easy

11 With Gary Karp.com Social Messages Stereotypes do not fit reality.

12 With Gary Karp.com Stereotypes Pity.Dependent.Tragic / Heroic.

13 With Gary Karp.com You don’t need to be super!

14 With Gary Karp.com Language Confined.Bound.Overcome.

15 With Gary Karp.com Can’t Know Transition from void to vision.

16 With Gary Karp.com New Vision May or may not involve previous vision.

17 With Gary Karp.com There is no pre-defined pace. You Will Do It In Your Own Time

18 With Gary Karp.com There is a variety of coping styles. You Will Do It In Your Own Way

19 With Gary Karp.com We are built to handle trauma. Coping Styles

20 With Gary Karp.com Purpose No matter how unpleasant, your coping style is protecting you. Coping Styles

21 With Gary Karp.com Anger Depression Denial Suicidality Humor Hard Work Sadness Confusion Resistance Hopelessnes s Coping Styles

22 With Gary Karp.com You move along it. A Spectrum

23 With Gary Karp.com The Dark Side Coping Styles Widely assumed to be mandatory. A reasonable response.

24 With Gary Karp.com The Bright Side Denial wards off emotion. Coping Styles Fake it ‘til you make it.

25 With Gary Karp.com Letting Go They are for the initial stage only.They can cause serious problems. Coping Styles

26 With Gary Karp.com Doesn’t overrun Healthy Allow others to Not in our culture Grieving

27 With Gary Karp.com Spiritual Belief...should support and empower you.

28 With Gary Karp.com Stage of Life Not necessarily better or worse.

29 With Gary Karp.com Something to Gain Adapting to disability deepens you.

30 With Gary Karp.com Normalize At first, your pre-disability self prevails.

31 With Gary Karp.com Integration Your disability becomes a part of you.

32 With Gary Karp.com Showing Up Your disability disappears.

33 With Gary Karp.com Relationships They might change, they might end.There will be new ones.

34 With Gary Karp.com Adjustment is a Shared Process Family.Friends.Partners. They need to grieve, too.

35 With Gary Karp.com Family Finding the boundary.Parents resume protective role.Who’s in control?Collaboration / Communication Shared Process

36 With Gary Karp.com Spouse/Partner Shifts the relationship dynamic.Can interfere with intimacy.Committed partners work it out. Shared Process

37 With Gary Karp.com Friends You find out who’s really your friend. Shared Process May exaggerate their fear of impact.May just not know what to do.

38 With Gary Karp.com Who Is In Control? Communication.Respect.

39 With Gary Karp.com Rehab Crucial to the process of adjustment.

40 With Gary Karp.com Rehab Unveiling your possibilities Optimizing your health Achieving independence Gaining mastery

41 With Gary Karp.com Rehab The process needs to continue Not at your optimal yet Advocate for yourself Length Of Stay

42 With Gary Karp.com Stay With the Process …and be willing to be surprised.

43 Presented by Gary Karp lifeonwheels.org Presented by Gary Karp, Your Questions Adjusting to Paralysis


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