Resiliency A Day in the Life of Mental Health Recovery
Key Concepts: • Self-Efficacy • Resiliency The Tools: • Communication • Spirituality • Behavior Change • Grief and Loss
Self-Efficacy • Perceived self-efficacy entails “judgments of how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations”. • Resilience centers on “people’s sense of personal efficacy to produce and to regulate events in their lives”.
Self-Efficacy cont, • Judgments of self-efficacy determine effort people will expend and how long they will persist in the face of obstacles or aversive experiences. • People with a strong sense of efficacy focus their attention on handling the task. • People who doubt their efficacy tend to be consumed by their inadequacies and have little energy to deal with the task at hand.
Resiliency • A person’s resiliency is based on their capacity and skill to overcome stressors. Factors that promote resiliency: • a sense of autonomy or self-reliance; • a sense of basic self-worth; • good physical health; and • good physical appearance.
Resilience cont, • roles and relationships can range from close and intimate relationships to those with the broader societal system. • problem solving ability, the ability to evaluate situations and responses, and the capacity to take action in response to a situation.
Resilience cont, • Belief that positive meaning can be found in all experiences. • The belief that self-development is important. • The belief that life is purposeful.
Communication • Goals of Communication: • What is communication? • Exchange of information • Expression of thoughts and feelings
Spirituality • What’s the difference between spirituality and religion? • Religion: How we worship or acknowledge our Higher Power; structured; doctrine • Spirituality: an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his or her being; or the deepest values and meanings by which people live…meditation, prayer, contemplation.
Behavior Change • Behavior is learned in relationships • Intimate relationships • Family relationships • Workplace relationships • How to act in certain company • Behavior makes sense at the time we do it • Behavior is subject to criticism
ABC/3 Emotional Killers • A=AFFECT B=Behavior C=Cognitive Emotions Action Thoughts Feelings What you do Belief system • 3 Emotional Killers • Anger : frustration, resentment, guilt, hostility, defiance • Anxiety: fear, nervous, anxious, uncertain; not knowing the turnout • Depression: helpless, feeling useless, hopeless
Grief and Loss • Why are people not prepared to deal with grief and loss? • They have been taught to acquire things not lose them • They have been taught that acquiring things will help them feel complete or whole • They have been taught that replacing loss will make it easier
Motivation • Sometimes advocates may tend to judge a person to be motivated based on a number of behaviors, such as the following: • Agreeing with the advocate • Expressing a desire or need for help • Appearing to be distressed about his/her condition • Following the advocates advice
Motivation • Conversely, advocates may also tend to judge a person to be unmotivated based on behaviors such as the following: • Disagreeing with the advocate • Refusing to accept the advocates recommendations • Expressing no desire or need for help • Not appearing to be distressed about his/her condition
Communication Skills AWESOME PRACTICAL
AWESOME Agree to disagree PRACTICAL
AWESOME Practically Awesome (listened to everything) PRACTICAL
Resources: • NAMI - (National Alliance on Mental Illness) http://www.nami.org/ • 211 - A program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission https://www.211texas.org/
Evidence Based Treatments for PTSD & Resiliency Jo Clancy, LCSW Houston V.A. Medical Center Trauma Recovery Program (MHCL-116A) 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, Texas 77030 713-791-1414 ext. 6636
Contact Information: Rhonda Douglas Certified Peer Specialist Mental Health Advocate (512) 743-0603 Larry Alexander Jr., LCDC Training Specialist (512) 850-1694 email@example.com