Overview of Session Plan
The session plan includes four pages of ideas to cover in a mental health session focused on understanding what is recovery. Session plan is ideal for a group setting.
Ratinale for Session:
Recovery is possible, however recovery often involves moulding and adapting the way we once knew.
Participants may have ideas that recovery is the absence of symptoms, and acceptance strategies are important to grade into the program. Accepting what was, what is, and what could be is key to this week.
Another idea is that people might believe they are incapable of achieving particular goals.
Building a holistic sense of what one’s skills are and strengths in the recovery process is important. Our lives may be different since being diagnosed/ experiencing a period of being unwell but we can move through and use these experiences to help us.
- For participants to become familiar with the group function, roles, rules and process
- For participants to gain a beginners understanding of what recovery is and the different types of recovery e.g. personal, occupational, social, vocational, spiritual
- For participants to identify personal barriers and supports in the process of their recovery
- For participants to explore what recovery means to each participant personally
- Everyone has Potential
- Recovery is not time limited
- Recovery is a process
- Recovery is not cure
- To set realistic goals, and to not pull ourselves down if we can’t meet these
- Being flexible and understanding to yourself