Today at the RH ADP clients jumped into fall by baking apple cake and dressed up our tree with fall colours. Clients also treated themselves to home made lip gloss and learned some other uses for lip gloss as well #TherapeuticRecreation#chatsadp#diy
Today at the RH ADP clients tested their culinary skills with a blueberry cream pie recipe. Clients also challenged their accuracy with skeeball and let their creativity flow with a 3D sunflower craft #chatsadp#therapeuticrecreation#baking
David has recently explored his photography skills 📸 Visiting local trails with his therapist and taking pictures of nature 🌱 Photography becomes an excellent therapy tool by increasing creativity, decreasing anxiety and overall behaviors.
A quick anecdote of The Reembody Method on a client with Bipolar I and PTSD. 👣 ❤️
Setting: A community park that provides river access and walking trails. I asked the client if he would like to skip rocks and practice the throwing motion we had covered in a previous session. Client was able to recall the most efficient order of rotation when throwing beginning from the thoracic spine, to shoulder, followed by the dominant hip. I demonstrated my ability to reach the other river bank that was 40 yards away by using the same throwing pattern. Client was unsuccessful in the first three attempts. He displayed significant use of effort through the right arm without allowing his thoracic spine to lead and release potential energy. I demonstrated the motion again this time exaggerating the rotation of my chest to the left and my arm following and my right hip bringing up the rear 😊 Client repeated the same motions on his next attempt. Without a doubt he landed a rock on the other side of the river. After several cheers and congratulations, client displayed a bright affect as evident by smiling and waving his jacket in the air. Client added, “I felt on that throw that I did not have to use my arm so much. I felt less energy was used to throw the rock across the river.” Mimicking or Mirroring are ways that motion can evoke emotion. The Reembody Method has allowed me to connect deeper to myself as well as with the people I serve. @reembodyme