WRAP for Chronic Pain: Rethinking, Reclaiming, and Replacing

WRAP for Chronic Pain: Rethinking, Reclaiming, and Replacing

In part 1 and part 2 of this four-part series, I offered examples of how a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) can lay a foundation for meeting the challenges of living with chronic pain. This is part 3. It’s been said that the definition of a miracle is a change in...

Wellness Tools for the Hardest Times

Your Wellness Toolbox, the cornerstone of your WRAP, is a list of tools you use to help yourself feel better and to stay well. This article addresses having tools for especially difficult and unexpected situations.  I have them in the When Things are Breaking Down...

When Things are Breaking Down

Following is an excerpt from WRAP for Life Sometimes in spite of your best efforts, you may feel worse. The situation could develop slowly or suddenly. You may feel very uncomfortable. You may be obsessed with thoughts of ending your life. It may be that an illness...

Avoiding a Crisis: When Things are Breaking Down

By using the When Things are Breaking Down section of your WRAP, you can Avoid a Crisis. Following is an excerpt from the WRAP and Peer Support Handbook “When Things are Breaking Down” is another way of saying “when things have gotten much...

When Things are Breaking Down: Avoiding a Crisis

If you have a hard time at the holiday season, or at other times of the year, you are not alone. Many, many people have hard times that become Crisis situations, situations where others step in and take over responsibility for you, situations where traumatizing things...