Creating Wellness Workshop now available on DVD!
This three-part series - based on a workshop with renowned author Mary Ellen Copeland - presents simple, effective, and non-invasive self-help strategies for anyone dealing with emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric challenges. This workshop provides useful information about how to get well and stay well. It is invaluable for in-service trainings and for self-help and support groups.
All three sessions - previously sold individually on VHS - are on one DVD. For ease of use, the workshop may be viewed in its entirety without interruption; or each session, and even each topic, may be viewed individually.
Session #1 - Key Concepts for Mental Health offers an introduction to the underlying principles of Mary Ellen Copeland's recovery model. Lively and insightful discussions include: hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, support, health care, and medication. (52 minutes)
Session #2 - Wellness Recovery Action Plan™ (WRAP) provides a simple system for monitoring and managing emotional and psychiatric symptoms, as well as avoiding unhealthy habits or behavior patterns. In this session, Ms. Copeland discusses with her group the steps to developing a "WRAP". In order to arrest symptoms and hasten remission and recovery, participants both learn and share personal strategies for dealing with each level of relapse. (32 minutes)
Session #3 - The Wellness Toolbox introduces the concept of "wellness tools" — simple actions that anyone can do to feel better and to stay well. Participants discuss with Ms. Copeland how to create a personal "toolbox" for their own use in times of stress or increased symptoms. The workshop is organized into various topics including reaching out for support, peer counseling, focusing, relaxation and stress reduction, and journaling. (28 minutes)
"CREATING WELLNESS is the leading edge of mental health education. This extraordinary program shows how you can overcome hopelessness and helplessness to take charge of your own recovery, how you can find the support and resources you need, and how to chart a course back to wellness. This is a program full of compassionate help by someone who's been to the far side of depression and back — and knows what she's talking about." -- Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Co-founder and Publisher, New Harbinger Publications; Author, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook