Living with a Disablity       Trauma, Rehabilitation          and Recovery –               ~ Keep Your Fork ~             ...
“You don’t want yourimpairments to defineyou – you want themto inform you.”   (Hanita Dagan, personal communication, 2005)
www.slideshare.net/vlougheed                            #NLCANwww.northernlightscanada.ca/about/about-val-lougheed/be-still
Agenda• Beginning …• Middle …• End …
Living with a Disability1. What does it mean to recover?2. What can I do to recover and   return to a life that includes  ...
Rated PG-113     People Strongly Cautioned!May contain bad language, brief nudity,  sexual overtones, and drug usage.
Beginning  1978
VIDEO CLIP   Val beinginterviewed in    Minden
Sept. 9, 2003 - morning
Sept. 9 – p.m.
Sept. 15 2003 – Jan. 19 2004    Journey Back to Life
Starting PointFebruary 2004 – Present
March 2004     TheRe-organization    of Self
“In the aftermath of traumaticlife events … [the] sense of selfhas been shattered.”                                 (Herma...
Sliding Down the Slope
Sliding Down the Slope
A Foothold  1st Neuropsychological Assessment        June 2004 -- Results• Mild – moderate ABI• Depressed (dysphoria)• Wor...
Losing My Grip My IWRPAugust 2004
Rescued in the Valley of       DespairHead Injury Program  Oct. – Dec. 2004
Scaling the Canyon
Sliding Back Down       Into The Abyss2nd Neuropsychological Assessment      May 2005 -- Edmonton• Non-compliance• Malinge...
Test Results•   Mild to Moderate ABI•   Pain?•   Depression?•   Motivation?• “a high flyer”• “phobic avoidance”• Future pl...
LessonASSUMPTIONSREVEAL BIAS
3rd Neuropsychological Assessment     August 2005 -- Calgary• Mild – moderate ABI• Good prognosis• Post-Traumatic amnesia•...
Pain, Trauma, Depression, ABI    Symptom Overlap        (co-morbidity)        (Michael Sullivan, Centre for Research on Pa...
Oct. 3 – Dec. 11
Pain Research Patrick Wall (physiologist)Ronald Melzack (psychologist)
Rehab & Recovery“In every encounter, basic trust is inquestion.”       ( Herman, 1992, p. 92)“Survivors feel unsafe in the...
Trauma       Personal Experience• Dissociation & Cocoon = Safety• System on High Alert Always = Survival• World is black &...
Trauma      Personal ExperienceI trust (love, feel safe with, willtry hard for) people who:  • Listen to me  • Understand ...
ABIAffects more than IQ ….Touches core … of aperson’s self-esteem            (Prigatano, 1999; p. 58)
ABIBack to Wilder Penfield – 1950’s        Localizationist
VIDEO CLIP Story of Paul   Bach-y-Rita’s dad    Paul Bach-y-ritaNeuroplasticity Video Clip; link to Neuroplasticity –   Yo...
Neuroplasticity - 1969Paul Bach-y-Rita – 1934 – 2006  Scientist and Rehab Doctor
METHODS OF HELPING
Body-Mind Connection“The words and attitudes ofothers … are potent. They helpor hex healing and recovery.”“ Expectations a...
VIDEO CLIP     Esther   SternbergDr. Esther Sternberg Demo Reel           – YouTube;            00 -- .36
Cortisol and Immune Cells       Sternberg, 2001; p. 112
Scaling the Canyon
WaskesiuSept., 2005
Breast CancerReconstructive Surgery        March 2006
Convocation M.Ed. -- June 2006
Back in “a” Saddle      September 2007• Officially change role/  title• Re-organize NL• Work part-time
Living with a Disability               ResilienceAbility to return to original form after being  bent (bounce back) Thri...
Living with a Disability Rehabilitation (habiter – to live inside)“Rehabilitation is the learning to liveinside not only o...
Living with a Disability            RecoveryCuring    Focus on the illness/          impairment [outside]Healing   Focus o...
Be Still
Living with a Disability1. What does it mean to recover?2. What can I do to recover and   return to a life that includes  ...
Keep Your Fork
Northern Lights Canada is a person-centredorganization committed to providing innovative,responsive links to real work.We ...
Voc Rehab Canada (VRCAN) is a national consortium of experiencedregional vocational rehabilitation companies. VRCAN provid...
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  1. 1. Living with a Disablity Trauma, Rehabilitation and Recovery – ~ Keep Your Fork ~ Val Lougheed Northern Lights Canada Real Work * Real People * Real Results1-800-361-4642 * www.northernlightscanada.ca * vlougheed@northernlightscanada.ca
  2. 2. “You don’t want yourimpairments to defineyou – you want themto inform you.” (Hanita Dagan, personal communication, 2005)
  3. 3. www.slideshare.net/vlougheed #NLCANwww.northernlightscanada.ca/about/about-val-lougheed/be-still
  4. 4. Agenda• Beginning …• Middle …• End …
  5. 5. Living with a Disability1. What does it mean to recover?2. What can I do to recover and return to a life that includes work?3. What can we do to facilitate recovery and a return to work?
  6. 6. Rated PG-113 People Strongly Cautioned!May contain bad language, brief nudity, sexual overtones, and drug usage.
  7. 7. Beginning 1978
  8. 8. VIDEO CLIP Val beinginterviewed in Minden
  9. 9. Sept. 9, 2003 - morning
  10. 10. Sept. 9 – p.m.
  11. 11. Sept. 15 2003 – Jan. 19 2004 Journey Back to Life
  12. 12. Starting PointFebruary 2004 – Present
  13. 13. March 2004 TheRe-organization of Self
  14. 14. “In the aftermath of traumaticlife events … [the] sense of selfhas been shattered.” (Herman, 1992, p. 61)“An existential crisis …” (Hanita Dagan, personal communication, 2005)
  15. 15. Sliding Down the Slope
  16. 16. Sliding Down the Slope
  17. 17. A Foothold 1st Neuropsychological Assessment June 2004 -- Results• Mild – moderate ABI• Depressed (dysphoria)• Working memory problems• Hiding pain
  18. 18. Losing My Grip My IWRPAugust 2004
  19. 19. Rescued in the Valley of DespairHead Injury Program Oct. – Dec. 2004
  20. 20. Scaling the Canyon
  21. 21. Sliding Back Down Into The Abyss2nd Neuropsychological Assessment May 2005 -- Edmonton• Non-compliance• Malingering• Trying too hard• Not trying hard enough
  22. 22. Test Results• Mild to Moderate ABI• Pain?• Depression?• Motivation?• “a high flyer”• “phobic avoidance”• Future plans – “live off dividends” [from company]
  23. 23. LessonASSUMPTIONSREVEAL BIAS
  24. 24. 3rd Neuropsychological Assessment August 2005 -- Calgary• Mild – moderate ABI• Good prognosis• Post-Traumatic amnesia• Pain?• Depression?• “Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety and Depressed Mood”
  25. 25. Pain, Trauma, Depression, ABI Symptom Overlap (co-morbidity) (Michael Sullivan, Centre for Research on Pain and Disability, McGill University, September, 2006)
  26. 26. Oct. 3 – Dec. 11
  27. 27. Pain Research Patrick Wall (physiologist)Ronald Melzack (psychologist)
  28. 28. Rehab & Recovery“In every encounter, basic trust is inquestion.” ( Herman, 1992, p. 92)“Survivors feel unsafe in their bodies –and in any relationship with otherpeople.” (Herman, 1992, p. 160)
  29. 29. Trauma Personal Experience• Dissociation & Cocoon = Safety• System on High Alert Always = Survival• World is black & white = Trust Trust (Safety) = Love No Trust (Life Threatening) = Hate
  30. 30. Trauma Personal ExperienceI trust (love, feel safe with, willtry hard for) people who: • Listen to me • Understand me • Respect me • Are competent
  31. 31. ABIAffects more than IQ ….Touches core … of aperson’s self-esteem (Prigatano, 1999; p. 58)
  32. 32. ABIBack to Wilder Penfield – 1950’s Localizationist
  33. 33. VIDEO CLIP Story of Paul Bach-y-Rita’s dad Paul Bach-y-ritaNeuroplasticity Video Clip; link to Neuroplasticity – YouTube; bren49764 00 – 2:20
  34. 34. Neuroplasticity - 1969Paul Bach-y-Rita – 1934 – 2006 Scientist and Rehab Doctor
  35. 35. METHODS OF HELPING
  36. 36. Body-Mind Connection“The words and attitudes ofothers … are potent. They helpor hex healing and recovery.”“ Expectations are powerful.” (Bolen, 1996; p. 94)
  37. 37. VIDEO CLIP Esther SternbergDr. Esther Sternberg Demo Reel – YouTube; 00 -- .36
  38. 38. Cortisol and Immune Cells Sternberg, 2001; p. 112
  39. 39. Scaling the Canyon
  40. 40. WaskesiuSept., 2005
  41. 41. Breast CancerReconstructive Surgery March 2006
  42. 42. Convocation M.Ed. -- June 2006
  43. 43. Back in “a” Saddle September 2007• Officially change role/ title• Re-organize NL• Work part-time
  44. 44. Living with a Disability 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
  45. 45. Living with a Disability Rehabilitation (habiter – to live inside)“Rehabilitation is the learning to liveinside not only one’s body, however itis after an injury or illness, but insideone’s very being.” (Kabat-Zinn, in Meili, 2003; p. 241)
  46. 46. Living with a Disability RecoveryCuring Focus on the illness/ impairment [outside]Healing Focus on the person [inside] Crombez, October; 2003
  47. 47. Be Still
  48. 48. Living with a Disability1. What does it mean to recover?2. What can I do to recover and return to a life that includes work?3. What can we do to facilitate recovery and a return to work?
  49. 49. Keep Your Fork
  50. 50. Northern Lights Canada is a person-centredorganization committed to providing innovative,responsive links to real work.We offer 4 major divisions of service: • Vocational Rehabilitation Services • Employment Services • Employer Services • Corporate Training For more information, please contact us: 1-800-361-4642 www.northernlightscanada.ca
  51. 51. Voc Rehab Canada (VRCAN) is a national consortium of experiencedregional vocational rehabilitation companies. VRCAN provides customerswith single-point access to VR services anywhere they are needed inCanada, whether on an individual service or contract basis.Member companies include:Argus Management Consultants, Inc. Sandra Preeper & AssociatesAdvantage Rehabilitation Consultants Rehabilitation Alternatives Limited /Ltd. Vocational Alternatives SoftwareOPTIMA Rehabilitation CVE Inc.Northern Lights Canada Occupational Rehabilitation Group of Canada (ORGOC)Western Rehabilitation Specialists Inc. Diversified Rehabilitation GroupGenesis Rehabilitation Ltd. Rehabilitation Focus For more information, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-361-4642
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