By Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller, R. W. Alley
While striving for inclusivity, equality, and a whole lifestyles, individuals with disabilities are usually faced with pity and isolation, and are oftentimes disenfranchised through a spotlight on perceived weaknesses instead of strengths and skills. In Ability Therapy, writer Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller deals phrases of knowledge and perception in accordance with her personal reviews, encouraging others who're dwelling with actual disabilities of every kind to dwell an ability-driven life.
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Caring professionals can help you sort through these complex emotions in your journey forward. 34. Collaboration is key in receiving quality care. Doing research and asking questions will help you express your concerns openly and be informed regarding decisions you make about your health. 35. It is okay to laugh with others when something unfortunate happens to you. Humor can be a helpful tool for coping—but take care to avoid harmful self-deprecation. Demonstrate the respect for yourself you wish others to have for you.
19. Some may view disability as vulnerability. If you ever feel as though you are being used, abused, or otherwise mistreated, speak up and speak out! You are not a victim! 20. Listen to the things you tell yourself. Does your inner dialogue build you up, or tear you down? Sometimes the biggest obstacle you must overcome in life is your negative self-talk. 21. When your head is filled with worries about medications, insurance, appointments… Stop! Take a breath and resolve to address each task, one at a time.
When you are overcome with pain, fear, or uncertainty, it is all too easy to push away those who care the most. Make amends with those you may have hurt or shut out. ” 8. Be patient with yourself—real progress is rarely made overnight. Set small, achievable goals, and allow yourself to make each move gradually. 9. Allow life’s hardships to help you connect with those on a similar journey. ” There are others who understand. 10. True friends want to share and rejoice in your successes along with you!
Ability Therapy by Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller, R. W. Alley