Carl dixon beyond the open door 2011

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Beyond the Open Door; an evening (March 9th in Haliburton, ON) of inspiration, entertainment and thoughtful comment with Carl Dixon (Coney Hatch, April Wine, Guess Who) and Val Lougheed (President, Northern Lights Canada), both of whom have survived catastrophic head-on collisions and now live to tell (and sing) about it. This Power Point is Val's story and serves as an introduction for Carl Dixon.

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Carl dixon beyond the open door 2011

  1. 2. “ You don’t want your impairments to define you – you want them to inform you.” (Hanita Dagan, personal communication, 2005)
  2. 3. <ul><li>www.slideshare.net/vlougheed </li></ul>#NLCAN www.northernlightscanada.ca/about/about-val-lougheed/be-still
  3. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Beginning … </li></ul><ul><li>Middle … </li></ul><ul><li>End … </li></ul>
  4. 5. Beyond the Open Door <ul><li>What does it mean to recover? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do to recover and return to a life that includes work? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do to facilitate recovery and a return to work? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Rated PG-113 People Strongly Cautioned! May contain bad language, brief nudity, sexual overtones, and drug usage.
  6. 7. Beginning My Story
  7. 11. Sept. 9, 2003 - morning
  8. 12. Sept. 9 – p.m.
  9. 13. Sept. 15 2003 – Jan. 19 2004 Journey Back to Life
  10. 17. Journey Back to Work
  11. 18. February 2004 – Present Starting Point
  12. 19. Identity Disintegration and The Re-organization of Self March 2004
  13. 20. “ 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)
  14. 21. Middle Research
  15. 28. 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)
  16. 30. End Reflections
  17. 31. Beyond the Open Door Resilience <ul><li>Ability to return to original form after being bent (bounce back) </li></ul><ul><li>Thriving in constant change, ability to be: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn from experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.resiliencycenter.com/articles/5levels.shtml </li></ul>
  18. 32. Beyond the Open Door 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)
  19. 33. Beyond the Open Door Recovery Crombez, October, 2003 Focus on the person [inside] Healing Focus on the illness/ impairment [outside] Curing
  20. 34. Be Still
  21. 35. End Reflections
  22. 36. End Reflections
  23. 37. End Reflections
  24. 38. End Reflections
  25. 39. End Reflections

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