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1 WELLNESS TOOLBOX CORNERSTONE OF THE WRAP PROCESS Webinar Presentation 1WELLNESS TOOLBOXCORNERSTONE OF THE WRAP PROCESSWebinar PresentationMary Ellen Copeland, PhDSeptember 23, 2009
2 2For more information on Mental Health Recovery and WRAP® including resources I developed and E-learning, online courses, go to:
3 WRAP The Wellness Toolbox The Daily Maintenance List Triggers 3WRAPThe Wellness ToolboxThe Daily Maintenance ListTriggersEarly Warning SignsWhen Things are Breaking DownCrisis Plan or Advance DirectivePost Crisis Plan
4 4WELLNESS TOOLBOXA Wellness Toolbox is a list of tools - actions, activities and behaviors - used to develop the action plans that are part of each section of WRAP. Your Wellness Toolbox gives you lots of ideas of things to do when you are trying to decide what to do.
5 Important points each person needs to keep in mind as they 5Important points each person needs to keep in mind as theydevelop their Wellness Toolbox
6 You are the only one who can develop your Wellness Toolbox. 6You are the only one who can develop your Wellness Toolbox.You decide which tools will work for you.You modify them to meet your own needs.You use the tools as you choose.You don’t have to show your list of tools to anyone else unless you want to.You can ask others to suggest ideas for tools if you choose to do so.
7 Finding a WRAP Group Peer support groups and organizations 7Finding a WRAP GroupPeer support groups and organizationsMental health agencyMental health organizationsComing soon:
8 Working on Your Own http://mentalhealthrecovery.com 8Working on Your Own"Build Your Own WRAP" OnlineWRAP: Creating a Wellness ToolboxE-learning courseWRAP books and Winning Against Relapse
15 Working with a Group Describe the Wellness Toolbox 15Working with a GroupDescribe the Wellness ToolboxShare some ideas of your ownAsk participants to share ideas for Wellness ToolsWrite lists of Wellness Tools on newsprint paperPost for easy referral as people develop their WRAP
16 Common Wellness Tools Brush my teeth Take a shower 16Common Wellness ToolsBrush my teethTake a showerWear something I likeGo to bed by 11 PMFix my hairSpend time with my spouse or childrenPet the dog
18 18HOPERemind yourself of things that give you a feeling of hope like nature, good friends, and helpful care providersRead recovery storiesWrite about your goals and dreamsRepeat hopeful affirmations over and over"Every day in every way I feel better and better.""People like me get well, stay well and do the things they want to with their lives."
19 PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY 19PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITYTry something new.Do something for yourself that others have done for you in the past.Take an action that supports your recovery.Make a decision about something you want and need.
20 EDUCATION Research medications on the internet 20EDUCATIONResearch medications on the internetAttend workshops and seminarsSubscribe to and review mental health newslettersDevelop a personal library of resources that support your recoveryUse the library as a resource to study a diagnosis or proposed treatment
21 21SELF ADVOCACYAsk for what you want and need over and over until you get it.Ask others to support you in advocating for yourself.Know your rights and do what you need to do to assure that they are honored.Reach out to protection and advocacy agencies for help and support.
22 SUPPORT Call a friend Go to a support group meeting 22SUPPORTCall a friendGo to a support group meetingAsk a friend over for lunchExchange listening (peer counseling)Have a potluck dinnerTreat a friend to a movieSpend time listening to family members
24 Relaxation and Stress Reduction 24Relaxation and Stress ReductionMeditateProgressive Relaxation Exercise15 minutes of quiet timeSitting in the parkListening to soothing musicWatching a funny movieJournaling
25 Dealing with Troubling Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors 25Dealing with Troubling Thoughts, Feelings, BehaviorsChanging negative thoughts to positiveUncovering and analyzing thoughtsReinforcing positive statementsVisualizationsPositive affirmationsDiverting your attention
26 Community Resources Inpatient and outpatient care 26Community ResourcesInpatient and outpatient careAlternative care providersCounseling, consultingSpecial interest groups, support groupsEducational and special interest coursesCommunity events (concerts, movies, plays)Recreational facilities
27 Free or Low Cost Services 27Free or Low Cost ServicesLibrariesLegal aidFood banks and cooperativesTransportation servicesBeautician and massage schools
28 Diet Eat three healthy meals Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables 28DietEat three healthy mealsEat at least 5 servings of vegetablesDrink six 8-ounce glasses of waterAvoid excessive sugar, caffeine, high fat and highly salted foodsEat small healthy snacks between mealsAvoid overeating
29 Exercise Spend ten minutes a day doing stretching exercises 29ExerciseSpend ten minutes a day doing stretching exercisesGo for a twenty-minute walk 3-5 times a weekClimb the stairs twice every dayDance, bike, swim, run, wheel, stroll
30 Light Spend at least one half hour each day outside 30LightSpend at least one half hour eachday outsideWhen inside, spend time in well-lightedspaces and near windowsExpose myself to supplemental full spectrumlight each morning for half an hourPut the window shades up every daySit outside on a bench while I am having lunch
31 Sleep Go to bed at 11 o’clock every night 31SleepGo to bed at 11 o’clock every nightGet up at 7 o’clock every morningAvoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotineEngage in quiet activities for at least a half hour before going to bed
32 Smoking Cessation Limit smoking each day to five cigarettes 32Smoking CessationLimit smoking each day to five cigarettesAvoid places where people are smokingGradually cut back on smoking by one cigarette a dayAvoid smokingRemind myself of the health risks of smoking
33 Things to Avoid can include: 33Things to Avoid can include:PlacesPeopleFoodsSubstancesActivitiesThoughts
34 Controversial Wellness Tools 34Controversial Wellness ToolsDrinking or using substancesEating certain kinds of foodsCuttingSmoking
35 35You can think of more questions that you can ask the group that will help people think about possible Wellness Tools.
36 Activities to Help People Uncover More Wellness Tools 36Activities to Help People Uncover More Wellness ToolsExchange listeningInternet exploration/online researchResource booksExploration - opportunities to try thingsHaving a good timeNote taking
37 37Make copies of the final list of Wellness Tools to give to each group member.Keep the original lists posted as people work on their Wellness Recovery Action Plans.
38 Review the Mental Health Recovery and WRAP Values and Ethics 38Review the Mental Health Recovery and WRAP Values and Ethics
39 Build Your Own Wrap Online Creating a Wellness Toolbox and other on-line mental health recovery and WRAP coursesWRAP resources and information
40 Your agency or organization can make "Build Your Own WRAP Online" and other mental health recovery on-line courses more readily available to its staff and the people it serves.For more information, go to our partner:
41 For information on becoming a Certified WRAP Facilitator or having a WRAP training in your area, go to:
42 Live Question & Answers Please make sure to un-mute your line if you haven't already done so - the number code is in your invitation or on your control panelTo ask a questionraise your hand (click on the hand icon on your control panel), Katie Wilson will call your name, unmute your line, and you will be able to be heard by everyone on the callOR type a question into the box
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