Dan McGann, MSW, RSW Adolescent Team Social Worker Child & Family Services The Credit Valley Hospital
Feel like POOP? <ul><li>What you perceive you will tend to receive </li></ul>
Externalize the Negative <ul><li>“ David’s Story” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Sneaky Poo” </li></ul><ul><li>Externalize the pr...
Creating Positive Meaning <ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Internal questions </li></ul><ul><li>Past...
The Giant Within
Control & Predictability <ul><li>Obtaining a clear frequency ~ what we hear from the world around us and then what we comm...
Clarity & Consistency <ul><li>Clarity of self ~ acting congruently with who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Act consistently (21 ...
Rituals & Traditions
Success Formula <ul><li>Know your outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Decide </li></ul><ul><li>Find a role model, mentor or coach </...
Where exactly are we? <ul><li>0----------------------5-----------------------10 </li></ul><ul><li> -------------------- ...
Act  don’t Yack! <ul><li>Passivity leads to victimization and helplessness </li></ul><ul><li>Action moves you to survivor ...
Reward yourself! <ul><li>Set a goal  </li></ul><ul><li>Build in a reinforcer </li></ul><ul><li>Food, activity, stickers </...
Self Care “Sharpen the Saw”
Self esteem <ul><li>Sharpen the saw </li></ul><ul><li>Balance ~ work </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Health (nu...
Boundaries <ul><li>Stronger the inner core the better you are with outside pressures and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Mindfulness <ul><li>Notice your body, thoughts and emotions instead of reacting to them </li></ul><ul><li>Be in this momen...
<ul><li>Prayer – Meditation - Journaling </li></ul>
Communication Style <ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul>
Make an Appointment with your Worry <ul><li>Letter writing exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to a ...
Internal Balance <ul><li>1) YOUR WARRIOR </li></ul><ul><li>2) YOUR MAGICIAN </li></ul><ul><li>3) YOUR LOVER/HEART </li></u...
Attitude <ul><li>Maintain an attitude of gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Of lightness and humor </li></ul><ul><li>Of kindness ...
Defeating the Sneaky Poo! <ul><li>Ooohh noooo!!! </li></ul>
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Sneaky Poo

  1. 1. Dan McGann, MSW, RSW Adolescent Team Social Worker Child & Family Services The Credit Valley Hospital
  2. 2. Feel like POOP? <ul><li>What you perceive you will tend to receive </li></ul>
  3. 3. Externalize the Negative <ul><li>“ David’s Story” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Sneaky Poo” </li></ul><ul><li>Externalize the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Control your focus </li></ul><ul><li>Notice more the battles won than lost </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of what works </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creating Positive Meaning <ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Internal questions </li></ul><ul><li>Past, “Present”, Future </li></ul>Body Focus ?
  5. 5. The Giant Within
  6. 6. Control & Predictability <ul><li>Obtaining a clear frequency ~ what we hear from the world around us and then what we communicate </li></ul><ul><li>You become less reactive ~ more thoughtful </li></ul><ul><li>Building a solid foundation (personal purpose) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clarity & Consistency <ul><li>Clarity of self ~ acting congruently with who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Act consistently (21 days makes a habit) </li></ul><ul><li>Structure & Routine </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rituals & Traditions
  9. 9. Success Formula <ul><li>Know your outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Decide </li></ul><ul><li>Find a role model, mentor or coach </li></ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the positive results </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat, Repeat, Repeat </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where exactly are we? <ul><li>0----------------------5-----------------------10 </li></ul><ul><li> --------------------  ---------------------  </li></ul>
  11. 11. Act don’t Yack! <ul><li>Passivity leads to victimization and helplessness </li></ul><ul><li>Action moves you to survivor mode </li></ul><ul><li>Do something ~ anything ~ take “one small step” </li></ul><ul><li>Case example (Brian) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reward yourself! <ul><li>Set a goal </li></ul><ul><li>Build in a reinforcer </li></ul><ul><li>Food, activity, stickers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Self Care “Sharpen the Saw”
  14. 14. Self esteem <ul><li>Sharpen the saw </li></ul><ul><li>Balance ~ work </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Health (nutrition/sleep) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Self* </li></ul>
  15. 15. Boundaries <ul><li>Stronger the inner core the better you are with outside pressures and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>The better you are with personal and professional boundaries the less stress </li></ul><ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>Control & Predictability </li></ul><ul><li>Less sneaky poo </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mindfulness <ul><li>Notice your body, thoughts and emotions instead of reacting to them </li></ul><ul><li>Be in this moment fully and the next moment will take care of itself </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Prayer – Meditation - Journaling </li></ul>
  18. 18. Communication Style <ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul>
  19. 19. Make an Appointment with your Worry <ul><li>Letter writing exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to a friend, family or yourself </li></ul><ul><li>See a therapist </li></ul><ul><li>(> control & predictability < sneaky poo) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Internal Balance <ul><li>1) YOUR WARRIOR </li></ul><ul><li>2) YOUR MAGICIAN </li></ul><ul><li>3) YOUR LOVER/HEART </li></ul><ul><li>4) YOUR KING/QUEEN </li></ul>
  21. 21. Attitude <ul><li>Maintain an attitude of gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Of lightness and humor </li></ul><ul><li>Of kindness and compassion </li></ul><ul><li>What you want for yourself give to another </li></ul><ul><li>Where your attention goes, energy flows </li></ul><ul><li>What you perceive you will receive. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Defeating the Sneaky Poo! <ul><li>Ooohh noooo!!! </li></ul>

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