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Lifestyle Design

by: Abi Sommers

Lifestyle Design OT 220

Abi Sommers

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Here is Kim's lecture from Lifestyle Design on September 19th.
Lifestyle Design
Kimberly Norris
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lifestyle, Design, Occupational, Therapy, stress
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Abi Sommers on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to OT 220 at University of Southern California taught by Kimberly Norris in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Lifestyle Design in Occupational Therapy at University of Southern California.

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Date Created: 09/23/16
 9/19 week 5  Stress Continued: “Healthy Pleasures”  reading    ­Healthy pleasures are engaged through :  ­ Sensual / sensory ­ examples; eating something enjoyable, looking at fish swimming or fire  crackling  , listening to children laugh, massage ­ Mental              ­positive things we tell ourselves, imaging succeeding Habits  ­ Repetitive occupations you engage in on a subconscious level   Goals  ­ Five Qualitites of a strong goal ­ Write “ I Will ­ goal “ ­ Has to be positive   ( no saying, “ I will not..”) ­ Has to be specific  ­ Measurable  ­ Important to you ­ Under your control Hardy personality : ­ Someone who is better able to deal with stress and stressful events because of these 3  characteristics  ( based on studying business executives) ­ Commitment ;  the ability to believe in the value of what you’re doing     ­ Control ; tendency to believe you have some sort of influence over your life  ­ Challenge ; tendency to believe change rather than stability is the normative    mode of life ^ Have control in making choices but have the ability to adapt to life’s changes Sense of Coherence : ­  looking at how older adults recovered from surgery and hospital visits 1. Confidence in a predictable, structured environment 2. Belief in one’s ability to meet the demands of their environment  3. Ability to interpret those demands as meaningful challenges ­ Older adults that had better sense of coherence were able to recover faster than  predicted Occupational Science link to health: ­ If you have a broken link in the chain, will not be able to deal with stress as well Link 1. Healthy Occupations ­­ Link 2. Coping Skills ­­ Link 3. Perceived Control­­  Link 4. Social Support ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Adaptation :  1. Adaptation 1. OS Defn – a process of selecting and organizing occupations to improve life  opportunities and enhance quality of life according to the experience of  individuals in an ever­changing environment. (Gelya Frank)  2. Adaptive Strategies 1. OS Defn – (p. 340 – 4  paragraph of JJ article) the complex sequences of  actions, methods, and plans used by individuals to overcome obstacles / adapt to loss in order to live satisfying, meaningful lives.   ­ Technology support ­ Government support ­ Social support Oliver Sacks:   The Colorblind Painter:  ­ Man who could only see in black and white  ­ Adaptive strategies; changing t.v to black and white, made living room grey, at light and  dark foods   A Surgeon’s life         ­   Man with turrets is a surgeon and a pilot         ­   Adaptive strategies : Rode a bike, smoked cigars ( to keep himself occupied)         ­   Adaptive Systems : social support from wife and kids, won’t let anything distract him  during surgery ( help from nurses) 


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