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Power point Program for Val Lougheed's Keynote Luncheon Address at the JOIN Conference in Toronto, ON; November 29, 2010

Power point Program for Val Lougheed's Keynote Luncheon Address at the JOIN Conference in Toronto, ON; November 29, 2010

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    Trr join #2 2010 (2) Trr join #2 2010 (2) Presentation Transcript

    • Val Lougheed Northern Lights Canada Trauma, Rehabilitation and Recovery ACTION Makes it Happen 1-800-361-4642 * www.northernlightscanada.ca * vlougheed@northernlightscanada.ca
    • “ You don’t want your impairments to define you – you want them to inform you.” (Hanita Dagan, personal communication, 2005)
      • www.slideshare.net/vlougheed
      #NLCAN www.northernlightscanada.ca/about/about-val-lougheed/be-still
    • Agenda
      • Beginning …
      • Middle …
      • End …
    • ACTION Makes it Happen
      • What does it mean to recover?
      • What can I do to recover and return to a life that includes work?
      • What can we do to facilitate recovery and a return to work?
    • Rated PG-113 People Strongly Cautioned! May contain bad language, brief nudity, sexual overtones, and drug usage.
    • Beginning My Story
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    • Sept. 9, 2003 - morning
    • Sept. 9 – p.m.
    • Sept. 15 2003 – Jan. 19 2004 Journey Back to Life
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    • Journey Back to Work
    • February 2004 – Present Starting Point
    • Identity Disintegration and The Re-organization of Self March 2004
    • “ In the aftermath of traumatic life events… [the] sense of self has been shattered.” (Herman, 1992, p. 61) “ An existential crisis…” (Dagan, personal communication, 2005)
    • Middle Research
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    • Foundations for Understanding Experience
    • Body-Mind Connection Psychoimmunoendocrine Network
      • The nervous, endocrine, and immune systems are functionally integrated – the brain is only one part of this non-hierarchical network
      • Memories, emotions, behaviours and physiology are all connected at the molecular level
      • (Candace Pert, 1997, p. 171 – 179)
    • Body-Mind Connection “ The words and attitudes of others … are potent. They help or hex healing and recovery.” “ Expectations are powerful.” “ Neutrality can be deadly.” (Bolen, 1996, p. 94; Sternberg, 2001, p. 65)
    • Quantum Connection
      • The Living Matrix -- 1995
      • A type of energy exists that has previously gone unnoticed.
      • Cells/DNA influence matter through this form of energy.
      • DNA Phantom effect.
              • Braden, 2007, p. 45
    • The Re-Organization of Self “Loss of identity can evoke a personal crisis, creating a need for change.” (Ornelas, in Smith & Johnson (Eds), 1997, p. 172)
    • End Reflections
    • ACTION Makes it Happen Resilience
      • Ability to return to original form after being bent (bounce back)
      • Thriving in constant change, ability to be:
          • Flexible
          • Creative
          • Adaptable
          • Learn from experience
      • http://www.resiliencycenter.com/articles/5levels.shtml
    • ACTION Makes it Happen Rehabilitation (habiter – to live inside) “ Rehabilitation (the re-organization of self) is the learning to live inside not only one’s body, however it is after an injury or illness, but inside one’s very being.” (Kabat-Zinn, in Meili, 2003, p. 241)
    • ACTION Makes it Happen Recovery Crombez, October, 2003 Focus on the person [inside] Healing Focus on the illness/ impairment [outside] Curing
    • Be Still
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