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  • Beach ball toss
  • Why do you do what you do?
  • 15 minutes to discuss & chart
    Full group report out
  • Staff wellness

    1. 1. Staff WellnessStaff Wellness MCA ConferenceMCA Conference 20062006 Missoula, MTMissoula, MT Curt Swenson & Winnie Ore,Curt Swenson & Winnie Ore, Montana Dept. of CorrectionsMontana Dept. of Corrections Training BureauTraining Bureau
    2. 2. StressStress • Good NewsGood News – No direct correlation between profession andNo direct correlation between profession and suicide, divorce, chemical dependency, etc.suicide, divorce, chemical dependency, etc. • Bad NewsBad News – There is a direct relationship betweenThere is a direct relationship between STRESSSTRESS and high-risk behaviors.and high-risk behaviors.
    3. 3. Causes of StressCauses of Stress • Workplace ViolenceWorkplace Violence • Shift WorkShift Work • DeadlinesDeadlines • OvertimeOvertime • PaperworkPaperwork • Offender/Staff RatiosOffender/Staff Ratios – CaseloadsCaseloads – OvervrowdingOvervrowding – Staff shortagesStaff shortages
    4. 4. How Do We Cope with Stress?How Do We Cope with Stress? • SmokingSmoking • DrinkingDrinking • GamblingGambling • DrugsDrugs • PromiscuityPromiscuity • CaffeineCaffeine • What about you?What about you?
    5. 5. Implications of StressImplications of Stress • Sick Leave Abuse (20%)Sick Leave Abuse (20%) • IllnessIllness • Relationship IssuesRelationship Issues • Chemical AbuseChemical Abuse • DeathDeath – SuicideSuicide – OtherOther
    6. 6. Lifestyle Environment Heredity Health Care Lifestyle 53% Environment 21% Heredity 16% Health Care 10% Causes of Pre-Mature Death in the U.S.
    7. 7. It’s not the job that puts us atIt’s not the job that puts us at risk, it’s therisk, it’s the stress!!stress!! And moreAnd more importantly,importantly, HOW WE DEALHOW WE DEAL WITH IT!!!WITH IT!!!
    9. 9. Emotional Wellness…personalbalance
    10. 10. EMOTIONALEMOTIONAL • Feel positive and enthusiastic about yourFeel positive and enthusiastic about your self and lifeself and life • Emotionally well personEmotionally well person • Maintain satisfying relationships withMaintain satisfying relationships with othersothers
    11. 11. The EQ TestThe EQ Test
    12. 12. I AM . . .I AM . . . • 11 • 22 • 33 • 44 • 55
    13. 13. VisualizationVisualization • Best work day you can rememberBest work day you can remember • With as much detail as you can rememberWith as much detail as you can remember
    14. 14. You can change yourYou can change your EQ.EQ. You are stuck with your IQ forever.You are stuck with your IQ forever.
    15. 15. Physical Emotional Wellness…personalbalance
    16. 16. PhysicalPhysical • Encourage cardiovascular enduranceEncourage cardiovascular endurance • Flexibility, strength and physical activityFlexibility, strength and physical activity • Food and nutritionFood and nutrition • General self-careGeneral self-care
    17. 17. Physical Emotional Occupational Wellness…personalbalance
    18. 18. OCCUPATIONALOCCUPATIONAL • Preparing for workPreparing for work • Gain personal satisfactionGain personal satisfaction • Related to your attitude about workRelated to your attitude about work
    19. 19. Small group exercise…Small group exercise… • 15 minutes to discuss and chart the15 minutes to discuss and chart the following question.following question. – Why do you do what you do?Why do you do what you do?
    20. 20. IntellectualPhysical Emotional Occupational Wellness…personalbalance
    21. 21. INTELLECTUALINTELLECTUAL • Encourage creativity through stimulatingEncourage creativity through stimulating mental activitiesmental activities • Use the intellectual and cultural activitiesUse the intellectual and cultural activities within your communitywithin your community
    22. 22. Brain TeasersBrain Teasers
    23. 23. IntellectualPhysical Spiritual Emotional Occupational Wellness…personalbalance
    24. 24. SPIRITUALSPIRITUAL • Involves seeking meaning and purpose inInvolves seeking meaning and purpose in human existencehuman existence • Develop a strong sense of personalDevelop a strong sense of personal values and ethicsvalues and ethics
    25. 25. I wish you the strength of all elements
    26. 26. The one who takes your hand but touches your heart is a true Friend
    27. 27. We seldom think of what we have, but always think of what we miss
    28. 28. Don ' t cry because it ' s over now, laugh because it happened
    29. 29. The more precisely you plan, the harder destiny will hit you
    30. 30. What happens, happens for a reason
    31. 31. Don't make an effort because the best things happen, when you least expect them
    32. 32. The greatest events, aren't the loudest, but the most quiet hours
    33. 33. The most difficult lesson to learn is: Which bridge in life to use or which one to break off
    34. 34. Everybody sees how you seem, however, only some know who you are
    35. 35. He who would like to have something he never had, will have to do something well, that he hasn’t done yet
    36. 36. Perhaps God would want you to become acquainted with many different people in the course of your life, so that when you meet the right ones, you can appreciate and be grateful for them
    37. 37. Plan for tomorrow but LIVE for today
    38. 38. Love doesn't require two people look at each other, but that they look together in the same direction. (Antoine de Saint Exupery)
    39. 39. Life is drawing without an eraser
    40. 40. I wish you always: Air to breath, Fire to warm you, Water to drink and The earth to live in. I hope you enjoyed it and have a great day !I hope you enjoyed it and have a great day !
    41. 41. Social IntellectualPhysical Spiritual Emotional Occupational Wellness…personalbalance
    42. 42. SOCIALSOCIAL • Personal contributions for the greater goodPersonal contributions for the greater good • Interdependence with others and natureInterdependence with others and nature • Pursuit of harmony with familyPursuit of harmony with family
    43. 43. The Name GameThe Name Game
    44. 44. Social IntellectualPhysical Spiritual Emotional Occupational Wellness…personalbalance