Trr join #2 2010 (2)

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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)

  1. 1. Val Lougheed Northern Lights Canada Trauma, Rehabilitation and Recovery ACTION Makes it Happen 1-800-361-4642 * www.northernlightscanada.ca * vlougheed@northernlightscanada.ca
  2. 2. “You don’t want your impairments to define you – you want them to inform you.” (Hanita Dagan, personal communication, 2005)
  3. 3. www.slideshare.net/vlougheed #NLCAN www.northernlightscanada.ca/about/about-val- lougheed/be-still
  4. 4. Agenda • Beginning … • Middle … • End …
  5. 5. ACTION Makes it Happen 1. 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 My Story
  8. 8. Sept. 9, 2003 - morning
  9. 9. Sept. 9 – p.m.
  10. 10. Sept. 15 2003 – Jan. 19 2004 Journey Back to Life
  11. 11. Journey Back to Work
  12. 12. February 2004 – Present Starting Point
  13. 13. Identity Disintegration and The Re-organization of Self March 2004
  14. 14. “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)
  15. 15. Middle Research
  16. 16. Foundations for Understanding Experience
  17. 17. 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)
  18. 18. 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)
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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)
  21. 21. End Reflections
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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)
  24. 24. ACTION Makes it Happen Recovery Curing Focus on the illness/ impairment [outside] Healing Focus on the person [inside] Crombez, October, 2003
  25. 25. Be Still

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