Transtheoretical Model of Change
Kimberly Addon, MOTS
Ben, I'm really sorry that you feel that way. I hope you know that we all see you as such an accomplished man with so much to be proud of. I'm really happy that you felt comfortable enough sharing these emotions with the group.
From what you have been saying today, it seems like you feel as though you don't have the skills you need to take action in your current state. Is that correct?
Yes. I feel like I've gotten so much better since my fall, but no one is letting me take charge of my own life.
I felt the same way when I first moved here.
I feel like all my routine is all jumbled. I can't eat when I want to, I can't sleep when I want to, and everyone is telling me what to do constantly. All I want is to feel like I'm my own person again!
And sometimes I still get frustrated with myself. But, I found that by following through on the emotional management skills I've learned here and by making the effort to be an active member in my treatment plan, I have felt a lot better about myself.
Thank you so much for sharing that, Ed! Maybe for our next group, we can focus more on emotional management and coping with having chronic health conditions. Ben, I think that will help you get some more ideas of ways that you can move towards making the changes you want to be able to make. How does that sound?
That sounds like an excellent plan!
The next OT Group Session was developed to focus on empowering decision making and discussing the emotional consequences of having chronic conditions. All group members greatly benefitted from being able to share their story and the strategies they have used to self-manage. Members left the group with an action plan of how to achieve their goals of being active participants in their health and wellness.
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