Wellness and Recovery Planning - William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

 

Wellness and Recovery Planning

Russ Soehner, Peer Support Specialist, has experience applying the Wellness Action Plan to daily living.

Russ Soehner, Peer Support Specialist, has experience applying the Wellness Action Plan to daily living.

By Katelynn Daniels, Wellness Intern
Monday, March 14, 2011

The Wellness Action Plan can be an essential tool for wellness and recovery among many veterans. The Wellness Action Plan is a self-management tool that helps you plan for distressing symptoms and uncomfortable situations. The Wellness Action Plan includes sections on creating a wellness toolbox, exploring triggers, and creating a daily maintenance plan. This tool also takes a proactive approach by planning for a crisis which includes information for the individual and the people that will be helping them. The key concepts of the Wellness Action Plan include self-advocacy, support, education, hope, and personal responsibility. It can be a useful tool that can help individuals with issues concerning panic attacks, PTSD, fibromyalgia, depression, or essentially anyone that would like to make a positive change in their life.

Join Katelynn Daniels, Wellness Intern, and Russ Soehner, Peer Support Specialist, to explore topics and share your own experiences related to wellness and recovery.   Katelynn is focusing on the Wellness Action Plan for her master's thesis and is interested in learning and practicing the principles and skills.   Russ has many years of lived experience applying the Wellness Action Plan in daily circumstances and challenges, and is interested in sharing his experience and what he has learned with Veterans.


This series will begin on April 6 and will run for 8 weeks, Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  
Please call Russ at 256-1901 ext 11094 for more information and to register.

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