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Enhancing Mental Health to Prevent Relapse

Enhancing Mental Health to Prevent Relapse

Update: 2021-01-262
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Group/Family/Individual Activity Supplies


CEUs available at: https://allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/1407/c/


Summary

-Mental health is a biopsychosocial issue

-A healthy body, positive emotional experiences, effective thinking strategies, positive environments and healthy interpersonal relationships are essential

-A weakness in any of these areas can contribute to extended distress and HPA-Axis dysregulation which can lead to mental health or addiction relapse.


Additional Resources

Perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxCCveTbviM

Group activities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn2tgq-UoVw&

Sleep https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=sleep

Nutrition https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=nutrition

Pain Management https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=pain

Relaxation: https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=relaxation

Happiness https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=happiness

Awe https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=awe

Gratitude https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=gratitude

Thinking Errors: https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=cognitive

7 Habits for Mental Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAnwltZ_Ge8

Perspective and Radical Acceptance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxCCveTbviM

Environmental Strategies: https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=environmental

Positive Environments and Energy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b65W_5j_rtY

Nature Therapy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Jga0yU6n0

Attachment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uy25DES_pk

Love Languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMtuFztEGw

Self Esteem: https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=self%20esteem

Forgiveness: https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=forgiveness

Boundaries and Authenticity: https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=boundaries

Temperament: https://www.youtube.com/user/allceuseducation/search?query=temperament


Objectives

Group/Family/Individual Activity Supplies

– Beach ball: Each color is a different PACER dimension.

– Tell me one thing you can do in this area to improve your recovery

– Tell me one thing in this area you struggled with this week and what you did to address it

– Multicolored note cards that correspond with Jenga blocks or Twister Dots

– Green: Physical (What is the HPA-Axis?)

– Yellow: Affective/Cognitive (Identify and address the cognitive distortion. )

– Blue: Environmental

– Red: Relational (one way to improve self esteem)

Activity Supplies

– Taboo cards made with index cards (mindfulness, HPA-Axis, proteins, water, sleep, adenosine, awe, forgiveness)

– Package tags and crayons or markers and a branch or a decorated box for gratitude

– Decorated box or jar for “shelving” that which we cannot control

– Family Feud Poster Boards

– What are the top 10 ways to improve sleep / manage pain/improve nutrition

– What are the top 5 ways that sleep helps improve mental and physical health

Activity Supplies

– Plant a garden (IOP). Each client plants a plant that represents their recovery. Each day clients start the session watering and weeding the plant and discuss what they did to water and weed their goal.

– Construction paper for chain links, “brick pavers” or flowers

– Envelopes, strips of paper and pens for self esteem activity

– Paper for Mindfulness fortune tellers

Relapse

– Relapse is a return to a prior state of being

– We return to old people, places, things, behaviors which make us vulnerable to relapse when

– We experience physical or emotional distress (HALT)

– We are NOT experiencing happiness

Enhancing Mental Health to Prevent Relapse

– Physical—

– Sleep

– Nutrition

– Circadian Rhythms

– Medication

– Minimize drugs: Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine

– Pain Management

– Relaxation / Sharpen the saw

#mindbody #integrativemedicine #integrativetherapy #mentalhealth

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Enhancing Mental Health to Prevent Relapse

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Charles Snipes