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Tree of inspiration - 49550
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Join me as we explore the ways a family can gain strength through adversity
Anxiety: A response to danger or perceived danger
protect the organism
What Can Be Done about these stress responses?
#1: Awareness- interpreting the sensation for what it is- instead of a danger
I'm having a heart attack
First, let's discuss the nature of stress and anxiety, so we know what we are dealing with.
The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
That stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king,
But lived and died a scrubby thing.
The man who never had to toil
Who never had to win his share
Of sun sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man,
But lived and died as he began.
Good timber does not grow in ease.
The stronger wind, the tougher trees,
The farther sky, the greater length,
The more the storm, the more the strength,
By sun and cold, by rain and snows,
In tree or man, good timber grows.
Let's discuss some coping and healing methods now.
Step 1: Inhale
Using a deep belly breathing where the stomach muscles extend outwards, inhale for 4 seconds
Step 2: Hold
For 7 seconds
Step 3: Exhale
Slowly through the mouth- letting air release for a count of 8 seconds
Self-soothing though Deep Breathing
Write down the negative thoughts that are influencing your emotions. Try to remember thoughts as the event was taking place and write them word for word. Indicate how much you believe that thought to be true from 0-100%
Identify the distortions for each thought using the checklist of cognitive distortions.
Replace each negative thought with one that is both more true and more positive. This writing exercise is a helpful step in the longer term process of learning to replace those thoughts in your mind. Write down how much you actually believe the new thought to be true.
Indicate how much you actually believe the old negative thought now that you have completed the new thought. Repeat for each thought. Now revisit the list of emotions at the top of the page, and indicate how strongly those emotions are now felt upon completion of the mood log.
Write down the situation or event during which, or immediately before, you were feeling so______________.
Make note of all the emotions that were experienced, followed by an indication of how strongly you felt those emotions
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Using a mood log to treat anxiety
A means to deep roots and strong branches
In an attempt to explain why some families stumble and fall during a crises and how some avoid it entirely, Hill (1958) came up with the ABCX model of stress. Let's see how this model canhelp any family with a stressful event
Hill's ABCX Model of Stress:
A great tool for families in stress
The event, specific and observable. The crisis as it interacting with B
Set of resources available to the family for responding to the event and well as abilities to use those resources. Can be tangible as in food, money and tools. Can also be skills and other people
The cognition/thoughts/definition of the situation made by the family members
The total eXperience: how everything interacted, how the family thought about the whole process during and after.
McCubbin and Patterson (1983) used this model and expanded upon it in what they called the Double ABCX model.
This model adds some very important elements for helping families with crisis:
Additional pileup of stressors
New resources gained
Changes in the family definition
Coping strageties and adaptations
Listen to this for 20-30 seconds
Try to tune into your senses and deeply experience the present moment while you listen.
This is a tiny glimpse
into the practice of Mindfulness
Daily mindfulness exercises help to:
alleviate stress and suffering by:
responding to stress with a mind-body connection
acknowledging emotions rather than suppressing
Begin to break old default patterns, Respond more skillfully.
Respond to stress mindfully. Play an active role in self-care.
Let's now discuss another life practice that helps families and individuals cope with the challenges of life.
Mindfulness helps you be aware of your self and your experiences. With that peace, families can focus on building reservoirs of stength to sustain them in times of need. Watch the next video for an example of a couple who is using their own strengths to cope with adversity!
Froma Walsh's Family Belief System: Making meaning of adversity
Reslience is relationship based: shared challenge and part of the family life cycle. Normal
Family life meaning/orientation to life: Give meaning to and make challenges manageable
Positive outlook: Perserverance "to struggle well", courage, sustained hope, HUMOR
Spirituality and Transcendence: Larger purpose, faith, rituals, personal inspiration, role models
Here's an example of how humor helps families to be resilient
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Besides humor, what are some other Family Coping strategies?
Cognitive Strategies: Accept, Redefine or re-frame the situation, Gaining new knowledge
Communication Strategies: Open, honest discussion, listening
Emotional Strategies: Cultivating love, crying on each other's shoulders, sensitivity to others' emotions, expressing affection
Relationship strategies: Becoming and remaining close, showing support
Spiritual Strategies: Prayer, religious involvement, Scripture study
Community Strategies: Support groups, intervention programs, counseling
Individual Development: Self reliance, personal hobbies,
Do you think this Giant Sequoia
ever had to face adversity?
Or did it grow this large in relative ease?
Tree ring records prove that those giants endured the fires adversity throughout their lifespan
Thank you for a great semester