Spirituality

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SPIRITUAL WELLNESS : 

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS Kurt K. Hubbard, PhD(c), OTD, OTR/L

OBJECTIVES : 

OBJECTIVES Identify spirituality Describe components of spirituality Discuss the impact spirituality has on health Describe spiritual pain, suffering and healing Describe the role of OT & PT in Spirituality

DEFINITION : 

DEFINITION Inherent property of the human being Diagram

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ME Who am I? Why am I?

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ALONGSIDE OTHERS Who are you? How do I relate to you? ME

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AROUND EVENTS AND ENVIRONMENT How should I live in this world? How do I use its resources? Should that be allowed to happen? ME

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BEYOND ? What’s it all about? Is anybody there? ME

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ALONGSIDE OTHERS Who are you? How do I relate to you? Should that be allowed to happen? How do I use its resources? How should I live in this world? EVENTS AND AROUND ENVIRONMENT What’s it all about? Is anybody there? ? BEYOND ME Who am I? Why am I? ZONE SPIRITUALITY

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I believe in… I believe that… I will respond by… BELIEFFAITH ZONE ME

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ALONGSIDE OTHERS Who are you? How do I relate to you? Should that be allowed to happen? How do I use its resources? How should I live in this world? EVENTS AND AROUND ENVIRONMENT What’s it all about? Is anybody there? ? BEYOND ME Who am I? Why am I? SPIRITUALITY FAITH I will respond by… I believe that… I believe in…

DEFINITION : 

DEFINITION Meaningfulness of our lives and our relationships to: Ourselves To others To nature To a higher power? To the unknown of the universe?

SPIRITUALITY : 

SPIRITUALITY Provides us with meaning Gives us motivation Interwoven with all our activities Permeates ordinary existence on a conscious and subconscious level Part of our life’s story

RELIGION VS SPIRITUALITY : 

RELIGION VS SPIRITUALITY Spirituality = subjective perception and experience of something or someone greater than self Religion = corporate, more formalized, aspects of spirituality, such as belief, dogma and ritual

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS : 

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS Attention to the spiritual dimension of life in OT and PT services for persons who have disabilities or who are devalued may be a source of empowerment and support

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS : 

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS Disability = loss of meaning Separates us from our active, creative, reflective potential (role loss) Prevents us from engaging in occupations so that we are unable to flesh out ultimate meaning (mental or physical impairment)

HOW DOES SPIRITUALITY INTERSECT WITH THE RECOVERY PARADIGM : 

HOW DOES SPIRITUALITY INTERSECT WITH THE RECOVERY PARADIGM Aspects of forming a positive identity beyond a given disorder Aspect of holism Important feature of cultural diversity Meaning making / Understanding suffering Foundation of hope

HOW DOES SPIRITUALITY INTERSECT WITH THE RECOVERY PARADIGM : 

HOW DOES SPIRITUALITY INTERSECT WITH THE RECOVERY PARADIGM Aspects of self managing the condition Wellness lifestyle / Positive coping Positive force for healing Aspects of social integration / Positive connection with others

INTERSECTIONS OF THE SPIRITUAL PATH AND THE RECOVERY JOURNAL : 

INTERSECTIONS OF THE SPIRITUAL PATH AND THE RECOVERY JOURNAL Heights and depth of the human experience Comfort in the midst of chaos of psychosis / or disability

THE RECOVERY JOURNEY AS A SPIRITUAL QUEST : 

THE RECOVERY JOURNEY AS A SPIRITUAL QUEST Holistic reunion of mind-body-spirit Basis for hope Acceptance of the challenge, surrender, humility Expressions of gratitude, forgiveness

THE RECOVERY JOURNEY AS A SPIRITUAL QUEST : 

THE RECOVERY JOURNEY AS A SPIRITUAL QUEST Pragmatic testing of spirituality in day to day struggle of poverty, disability, stigma Loving relationship / Giving back to others

SPIRITUALITY AS AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF COPING & RECOVERING : 

SPIRITUALITY AS AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF COPING & RECOVERING Eclectic coping techniques and wellness practices Energy medicine (e.g., Tai Chi) GOD = orderly direction Meditation Prayer

SPIRITUALITY AND HEALIING : 

SPIRITUALITY AND HEALIING Adapting the methods of the spiritual traditions as tools for healing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Alternative and Complimentary Approaches

BENEFITS OF SPIRITUALITY : 

BENEFITS OF SPIRITUALITY Improved physical health, including blood pressure Healthier lifestyles and less risky behavior Improved coping ability Less depression - Faster healing

BENEFITS OF SPIRITUALITY : 

BENEFITS OF SPIRITUALITY Lower levels of bereavement after the death of a loved one A decrease in fear of death Higher school achievement

LIABILITY FOR LACK OF SPIRITUALITY : 

LIABILITY FOR LACK OF SPIRITUALITY Overeating Risky behavior Low self-esteem Poor health

SPIRITUALITY-RELATED QUESTION : 

SPIRITUALITY-RELATED QUESTION In general, how can we increase meaning in our lives? society Specifically, how can I increase meaning in my life? Individualistic How can I increase the meaning of life in my client? Therapeutic sense of self

WHAT’S A THERAPIST TO DO? : 

WHAT’S A THERAPIST TO DO? Respect the client’s belief system, regardless of one’s own feelings about religion or spirituality

WHAT’S A THERAPIST TO DO? : 

WHAT’S A THERAPIST TO DO? Be sensitive to client’s specific religious beliefs and needs abound the experience of suffering and death

WHAT’S A THERAPIST TO DO? : 

WHAT’S A THERAPIST TO DO? Provide access to spiritual resources by referring to the chaplain, priest, minister, rabbi, etc.

RELATING TO SELF : 

RELATING TO SELF Index to Learning Style: http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/ILSdir/ilsweb.html Jung Typology Personality Test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp Hardiness Test/ Resilience Test/ Optimism-Pessimism Test/ Anxiety Test http://www.queendom.com/tests/iq/classical_iq_r2_access.html

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