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5/4/11 2:10 A

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For those of you who already do some of the things listed, the idea is to put EVERYTHING from the WRAP program into ONE BINDER so that all the information is written out and available at your fingertips when you can't think straight or when a crisis arises and you cannot speak for yourself etc. So even if you already do some of the items that are and will be posted, I encourage you to copy and paste them into a document AND more importantly, to print them up, DO the work and put it all in a binder as the program suggests as we go along. From personal experience, it has been one of my most valuable tools for when stress arises beyond my coping limit. So please do print it up and most importantly, DO THE WORK! If you do not, you'll not be ready when a crisis arrives, and they do arrive - we can all testify to that. :)

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5/2/11 10:16 P

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i'm working on lesson one,too.

i am so happy that my cousin annie, known as mommy445, has joined sparkpeople. we were born about a year apart and we are best friends.


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4/27/11 12:00 P

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Working on lesson one... My tool box list so far is not as long as I had expected it to be emoticon

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4/27/11 9:36 A

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From reading lesson one, I already do that. I try to meet with friends when our schedules allow, I scrapbook, and go to church on Sundays.

Thanks for your efforts Sheri and Prairecrocus. I hope to do this regularly.

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I am interested. I have not started this, though. Hopefully I can find a binder soon so I can get started.I have been sick and still catching up on stuff.

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I also agree and I would like to participate. I am just starting lesson one and I am finding it very helpful.

i am so happy that my cousin annie, known as mommy445, has joined sparkpeople. we were born about a year apart and we are best friends.


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4/25/11 10:07 A

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I agree with MELANIEK42. I am at a place where I really need to reflects on my views and how I want to proceed. WRAP sounds like a good a way to do that. I would like to participate, perhaps even blogging about the weekly lessons if I am ready to share with others.

I understand if you do not feel like writing anymore, but I hope enough people participate to make it worth your while.

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This sounds useful. Thanks for taking the time to type it up.

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4/8/11 5:32 A

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Has anybody done this yet? If not, I'm not going to continue typing up the entire WRAP program because it is very time consuming. WRAP stands for WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN. Some of you have done it with me when I was here as Sheri1969, but there are new members and I really need to know if I should keep typing up the program to post here or to simply put it aside and try something else. Thanks :)

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LESSON ONE - WELLNESS TOOLBOX
Weekly Activities give me stability, because of
the routine. They also give me happiness, because
I'm socializing with friends, at these planned
activities :

1). BINGO ! ON Monday evenings
2). Crafts & Friendship Meetings on Tuesday mornings
3). Sing-Along Practices on first and third Tuesday evenings
4). Church Services every 6 weeks
5). Dinners at Siggy's every night
6). Mall Walks after Dinner, where I see friends
walking
7). In the summer, some of us go to the Park to feed
squirrels.
8). Social evenings , last Saturday of the month
9). Pancake Breakfasts, occasionally
10) Dinner & Entertainment, periodically
All these activities keep me entertained, and content ! emoticon

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Before I post the introduction and first week's lesson, I encourage you to do two things:
PRINT THE LESSON UP AND PUT IT IN YOUR NOTEBOOK
ACTUALLY DO THE WORK THAT IS REQUIRED.
If you just put the information in the binder you have, you will be learning nothing and not getting ahead in any way, shape or form. This is a course that demands participation on your part doing your homework at home. It would be extremely nice to see your posts on the subject as well, but I know that not everybody will do that. But PLEASE do the homework of WRAP or you will be wasting your time and the time I put into typing the entire program out.

NOW ON WITH THE INTRODUCTION AND LESSON ONE:
I am not a trained teacher of this, but am passing along what I was taught. :) Sheri


WRAP - Wellness Recovery Action Plan

INTRODUCTION

This is an ongoing course I am part of at my local Canadian Mental Health Association that I thought would be extremely beneficial here. I'm further along than you so I will be doing this is segments as well.

Here's an overview:

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan was developed by a group of people who had been dealing with difficult feelings and behaviors for many yyears, people working to feel better and get on with their lives.

WRAP will:
1. Help you stay as well as possible
2. Help you keep track of difficult feelings and behaviors, and develop action plans to help you feel better.
3. Tell others what to do for you when you are feeling so badly that you can't make decisions, take care of yourself and keep yourself safe.

You can also use WRAP to address other life issues LIKE:
-Chronic or acute illness
-Addictions
-Breaking bad habits
-Caring for an ill or elderly family member
-Trying out new interests

WHAT YOU NEED:
3-Ring Binder with lined paper
or
Any typical lined paper notebook

You may want to use your computer as a back up copy.
I use a mini one to take with me wherever I go so if I'm away from home, I have it with me at all times. My mini is in a book 4X6 inches. The main part of my WRAP is in a 3ring Binder with pages to come easy.

As you learn about and go through WRAP, you may want to have a friend and other supports in place for days when you struggle. Every city/town etc., has distress lines, family, friends or family of friends. There is always somebody going to be there for you when you are down.

Key Recovery Concepts:
HOPE
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
EDUCATION
SELF-ADVOCACY
SUPPORT

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
You are the expert on yourself. You know what you need and want. It is up to you to take personal responsibility for your own wellness and your own life. Sometimes this means taking back control that you have lost in the past.

Those of us who take back this control and accept this responsibility achieve the highest levels of wellness, happiness, and life satisfaction.

YOU can educate yourself by:
-Attending workships, lectures and support groups (for this group, that means copying all the material and doing the homework)
-Reviewing educational resources (articles, books, newsletters, audio and video tapes) that may relate to these topics
-Checking mental health sites on the Internet
-Contacting mental health organizations
-Talking to others who have similar experience and those who have expertise in this field

SELF-ADVOCACY
You can become and effective advocate for yourself by:
-Believing in yourself
-Knowing your rights and insisting that they are respected (see the following Bill of Rights)
-setting persoanl goals and working toward meeting them by:
- Getting the Facts
- Planning your strategy
- Gathering support
- Targeting your efforts

Self-advocacy means...
"Going for it" with courage, persistence, and determination; expressing y ourself clearly and calmly until you get what you need for yourself.


BILL OF RIGHTS

YOUR BILL OF ASSERTIVE RIGHTS

1. You have the right to put yourself first sometimes.
2. You have the right to make mistakes and be responsible for them.
3. You have the right to your own opinions and convictions.
4. You have the right to change your mind.
5. You have the right to protest unfair treatment or critcism.
6. You have the right to feel and express pain.
7. You have the right to receive formal recognition for your work.
8. You have the right not to have to justify yourself to others.
9. You have the right to be alone.
10. You have the right to ask for help or emotional support.
11. You have the right to choose not to be assertive.

We will begin the class in a few days. It's the weekend so I just wanted to introduce you to the main concepts. For now you can:

Begin by devloping a list of your WELLNESS TOOLS.
These are the things you do to keep yourself well, and the things you do to help yourseslf feel better when you don't feel well. You may have discovered them yourself or learned about them from others. Most of them are simple, safe and free. You will use these tools to develop your WRAP.

- Modifying your daily life
- Keeping yourself safe
- Daily planning
- Spiritual beliefs

You will be able to think of many other Wellness Tools that are helpful to you. You can keep your list in the front of your binder, on your computer or wherever it is convenient for you.

REMEMBER, I AM NOT A TRAINED LEADER BUT GLADLY PASS ON WHAT I HAVE LEARNED. This program has truly saved me from having to go to psyche wards for almost 3 years now.

So let me know how your first week goes when you have it completed.

Sincerely,
Sheri Adams


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